More Bat-Heroes Fight Against the Clown Prince of Crime in Batman: The Joker War Zone!


The Clown Prince of Crime has taken control of the Wayne fortune and wages war against Batman and his allies, with Gotham City as the battleground!

Here’s a first look at three stories that show how the war’s  being fought in the streets, stories with far-reaching implications for Batman and Gotham City in 2021!

Writer Sam Johns (DC’s Crimes of Passion, November’s Punchline #1) and artist Laura Braga (DC Bombshells, Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica), team up for “Ashes of Eden,” spotlighting the return of Poison Ivy to Gotham City (following the events of Batman #98).

Batman writer James Tynion IV and artist James Stokoe spotlight Gotham’s newest vigilante, Clownhunter in “Clown Hunt,” whose appearance in Gotham City will have major ramifications for Batman, beyond The Joker War.

And for those of you still curious about John Ridley’s announcement about his 2021 Batman miniseries, here’s more to stoke those curiosity fires with a look at “Family Ties,” featuring art by superstar Olivier Coipel (Batman, Action Comics #1000, Wonder Woman #750). When the Joker’s war against Batman hits them where it hurts most, the Fox family decides it’s time for them to start fighting back. All of them.

Ridley and Batman Group Editor Ben Abernathy will talk more about his story and its implications on September 12, during the Batman: Joker War panel, part of DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse.

Batman: The Joker War Zone #1 also includes a Joker/Bane story by Tynion and Guillem March, as well as a Cassandra Cain/Spoiler tale from The Flash writer Joshua Williamson with artist David LaFuente. This 48-page one-shot arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 29.

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