Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meet the "New and Improved" Joker in the cover to Batman #37

It was only a matter of time until he showed his maniacal and ugly face once more... But the latter statement could be wrong for the most part given his "new and improved" look for his much anticipated comeback.

Since last being seen at the end of the pivotal "Death of the Family" storyline, The Joker makes his long awaited return in the pages of this December's "Batman #37", which is part of the "Endgame" storyline being done by the long running New 52 era creative force of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

In the cover drawn by Capullo (seen above) that debuted in HitFlix and was posted by Comic, the Clown Prince of Crime sheds off his rotting old face that he used as "a mask" and now sports a clean new face - one with a shorter hair length and with thinner red lips.

In fact, it's somewhat reminiscent of...

Yes. Joker as seen in Frank Miller's seminal 1980's classic Batman story - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

Nostalgic and creepy, and both ways aren't a good sign for The Dark Knight, who's taking quite the beating these days and is undergoing several changes thanks to the events of "Batman: Eternal". In fact, "Endgame" sees the Caped Crusader fighting against his fellow Justice League teammates who have been "Jokerized" for the most part.

Oh, and another variant cover channeling "The Death of Jason Todd" as drawn by Andy Kubert screams classic too.

Batman #37 will be released in comic book stores. December 10.

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