COMICS: Joker Takes BATMAN, INC. Villain Under His Wing In Villains Month
In next month's Batman #23.1: Joker, the Joker will take Batman, Inc. villain Jackanapes under his wing and show him what it means to be evil in Gotham City. Jackanapes may very well be Damian's Joker.
In the latest, What's New in The New 52, Batman #23.1: Joker gets previewed which focuses on a prefacial surgery Joker taking Jackanapes under his tutelage to show him the ways of being evil. Said DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras, "BATMAN #23.1: JOKER takes place many years ago – back when The Joker’s face was still intact. In fact, this unique one-shot marks one of the earliest appearances we’ve seen of this notorious villain so far in the New 52. While at a zoo, the Joker will have a flashback to a childhood memory that will trigger his need to take Jackanapes under his wing. It is here that Joker will take on a new, twisted role: that of a mentor. But why is he training Jackanapes to be a villain? What use will he have for him?"
Above, you can see preview art for the issue from Andy Clarke. DC may have big plans for Jackanapes as he'll be an antagonist in Andy Kubert's Damian: Son of Batman which travels to a future where Damian battles underneath the Batman cowl.
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