Batman #93 goes on sale June 23 but we’ve got an early look at the eagerly anticipated issue. The Designer finally crosses swords (literally) with Batman as he reveals his grand plan for Gotham’s worst criminals to finally take control of the city! And if that’s not enough, this must-have issue features the showdown that every comic book fan has been waiting for, as Punchline squares off against Harley Quinn!
Batman faces off with the Designer as “Their Dark Designs” nears its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. Amid all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. “The Joker War” is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same!
Batman #93, “Their Dark Designs,” Part 8, is by writer James Tynion IV, artists Guillem March and Javier Fernandez, and colors by Tomeu Morey and David Baron. It features a main cover by Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey and a “Harley Quinn variant” by Francesco Mattina.
Check out these interior pages featuring awesome art by Guillem March and Javi Fernandez, and don’t miss this issue when it hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, June 23!
The Joker War rages on after kicking off in July’s Batman #95, with newly revealed characters joining the fray! Jorge Jiménez is delivering two new covers for the resolicited Batman #96 and Batman #97, now scheduled for August. They feature Clownhunter and Harley Quinn!
In Batman #96, reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham City, pursued by the dark shadows and voices that haunt his past and present! As The Joker’s plan materializes, the only person who can save Batman from the brink of true madness…is Harley Quinn?! Plus, who is the mysterious new figure known as Clownhunter?
Batman #96, written by James Tynion IV with art by Jorge Jiménez, a cover by Guillem March and a variant cover by Francesco Mattina, plus a new Clownhunter card stock variant cover by Jorge Jiménez, hits shelves August 4.
And then in Batman #97, The Joker’s army is growing hour by hour, with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before. Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city—but how can he heal the rifts he’s created in his life to get the help he needs? And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham City are waiting out the carnage Joker has unleashed—and Catwoman assembles an army of her own!
Batman #97, written by James Tynion IV with art by Jorge Jiménez, a cover by Guillem March and a variant cover by Francesco Mattina, plus a new Harley Quinn card stock variant cover by Jorge Jiménez, hits shelves August 18.
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel In Shops: April 28, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren’t ‘fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!
(W) James Tynion IV, Ram V. (A) Kyle Hotz (CA) Guillem March In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Rot ‘n’ roll! Wonder Woman, Detective Chimp, and special guest star Animal Man fend off a horde of monstrous Rot-infected creatures-but risk contamination with every soul they save! Meanwhile, Zatanna and Constantine discover the secret of the Parliaments in an estranged ally’s dreams, but there they find no lullabies-only nightmares!
Momentum keeps building as Batman heads to “The Joker War,” and “Their Dark Designs” hits its penultimate chapter with April’s Batman #93, featuring major revelations on the Designer’s plan!
Batman #93, featuring the shocking end to the initial encounter between Punchline and Harley Quinn, is from the creative team of writer James Tynion IV and artists Guillem March, Javier Fernandez, Tomeu Morey, and David Baron. And that fight is truly shocking! DC has a first look at just how exacting Punchline can be with her blades.
And it’s more than Punchline punching and Harley Quinn pounding back! Batman faces off with the Designer as “Their Dark Designs” reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. “The Joker War” is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same.
Batman #93, on-sale April 15, has a main cover by Tony S. Daniel and an open-order variant cover by Francesco Mattina. DC has also added a Batman #93 variant cover spotlighting Jorge Jimenez‘s art of the Designer, the central antagonist of “Their Dark Designs.”
writer: Christopher Priest artist: Ergün Gündüz covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Guillem March (B), Fay Dalton (C), Ergün Gündüz (D, Teena Titan Cosplay (E) Juan Gedeon “Zombie” Variant (RI), Lucio Parrillo “Pure Pencil” Sketch Cover (RI/BW), Teena Titan Cosplay (RI/Virgin), Ergün Gündüz (RI/Virgin), Guillem March (RI/Virgin), Lucio Parrillo “Pure Pencil” Sketch Cover (RI/BW Virgin), Icon Edition Cover: Mark Texeira (RI), Icon Edition Cover: Bruce Timm (RI), Lucio Parrillo CGC-Graded Cover FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
“Seduction of The Innocent” resumes, taking us back to where the series began–the doomed flight of Affirm Air 1969. A warning comes to Vampirella too late as a cadre of her greatest foes execute their plan to destroy the life that she’s built for herself on Earth.
Written by James Tynion IV Art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey Cover by Yasmin Putri Variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau In Shops: Apr 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Harley Quinn’s No Fool, and Punchline’s No Joke Their Paths Finally Cross in Batman #92
The greatest heist in history is underway in Gotham City, courtesy of the mysterious crimemaster known as the Designer! Batman knows what he needs to do, but in order to stop the plot, he must first escape the most ingenious death trap the Riddler has ever devised!
Meanwhile, Harley Quinn’s path leads her face to face with Punchline! Batman #92 hits shelves April 1!
Ahead of “Joker War” launching in Batman #95 on May 20, tensions are rising in Gotham City! To give readers a hint at the epic showdown in the pages of Batman #93 and 94, fan-favorite cover artist Francesco Mattina’s variant covers featuring Harley Quinn (on Batman #93) and Punchline (on Batman #94) have been revealed!
The final two chapters of “Their Dark Designs” by James Tynion IV and Guillem March, Tomeu Morey, and Clayton Cowles will arrive in shops Apr 15 and May 6, and will feature a cutthroat confrontation between the Clown Princess of Crime and the Joker’s new Second-in-Command, who has already propelled sellouts and social media buzz!
Meanwhile, Batman faces off with the Designer without Alfred (R.I.P.) or Bat-Family to lean on. In these thrilling issues putting a spotlight on the chaos in the Dark Knight’s life, he stands alone against the ascendance of his greatest adversary!
“Joker War” is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same!
DC is taking a bit of the sting out of any fans getting pranked on April Fool’s Day by giving them access to Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s breathtaking variant cover featuring Punchline a whole two issues earlier! The cover will now be a variant for Batman #92 instead of the originally planned issue #94.
Since its reveal a few weeks ago, this cover has only served to turn up the heat and interest in this mysterious character following her initial cameo appearances in Batman #89 on February 19, as well as in issue #3 of Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, on sale now at comic book stores and participating online retailers (Spoiler Alert: Punchline is not a fan of “Apex Lex’s” former bodyguard, Mercy Graves).
“Their Dark Designs,” the debut story arc of writer James Tynion IV and artist Guillem March continues to reveal the plans of Gotham City’s newest villain, The Designer! This mysterious crimemaster is planning the greatest heist in Gotham City and he’s enlisted the aid of Gotham’s most evil villains! Batman knows what he needs to do to stop this plot, but he must first escape the most ingenious death trap ever devised, courtesy of The Riddler!
And under “even more good news,” a new Punchline variant cover is being created for Batman #94 by none other than fan-favorite cover artist Francesco Mattina! With Mattina involved, it’s sure to be dynamite and we’ll share it with you as soon as it’s ready for prime time!
Fans should get to their local comic book retailer now and order their copy of the Batman #92 Artgerm variant ASAP, as retailers will be submitting their orders on Monday, March 9. If you miss one of the hottest stories of the Dark Knight’s career, along with an even hotter cover, the joke is definitely on you!
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March In Shops: Mar 04, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Harley thought a little trip to Los Angeles would help her cope with grief, but grief followed her all the way to the West Coast. When a new friend of hers dies, she knows in her heart there is foul play at work. She’ll have to put down her mallet and pick up a magnifying glass to prove her friend was murdered. And will Booster Gold help her investigation or only hinder it?