COMICS: Looks Like We'll Be Getting A New Origin For THE JOKER This "Villains Month"
This September is Villains Month, and DC's latest "What's New In The New 52" is actually some Andy Clarke artwork for a classic version of The Joker -- it seems he and Andy Kubert have an origin story in the works for Batman's arch nemesis..
The Joker is a character who's real origins have usually remained a mystery in the DC universe, with Alan Moore's take from The Killing Joke generally regarded as canon by most -- if a back-story must be assigned at all. But that may all be about to change this Sepetember, as a one-shot Joker story from Andy Kubert which takes place before the events of the #1 New 52 issues may set up a brand new origin for the character.
"During Villains Month, witness an untold tale of The Joker that takes place before any of the #1 issues in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Written by Andy Kubert and illustrated by Andy Clarke, this unique one-shot will not only hint at a possible origin for The Joker, but will also feature the origin of a classic Batman villain who folks might not suspect as having ties to the Clown Prince of Crime."
What do you think of this? Is a new origin welcome or is The Joker a character who works best when his roots remain -- to quote The Killing Joke -- "multiple choice"? Sound off below.
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