Are You Ready? This Punchline Will Kill Ya!

This Punchline WILL kill ya!
Article by Steve J. Ray

Following on from our reveal of the latest femme fatale in the Dark Knight’s life, DC have shed a little more light on the Joker’s newest henchwoman. Are you ready? This Punchline will kill ya!

Coming Your Way in Batman #89, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3, and Beyond!

A brand-new DC villain set to play a major role in Batman’s life is already generating buzz and press interest…but who is Punchline? Writer James Tynion IV has teased her appearance in a few upcoming issues, but as of yet we don’t know much about the brand-new character! Here’s the breakdown of where you’ll be seeing her ahead of Batman #95’s “Joker War” storyline!

The mysterious new villain pops up on February 19 in a one-panel cameo in Batman #89; art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey:

One week later, Punchline makes her full-on debut as the Joker’s latest—and deadliest—henchwoman in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3; art by Steve Epting & Javier Fernandez with color by Nick Filardi:

Above you will also see Guillem March’s Joker, with a very disturbing set of names on his wall, and Jorge Jimenez’s original character design. You can catch more of Jorge’s artwork in Batman #90 on March 4, ahead of the launch of “Joker War” in May!

The jewel in the crown of this sneak peek though, has to be Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s variant cover for Batman #94, on shelves May 6!

Batman’s arch nemesis may well get the joke, but this lady will deliver the Punchline… literally.

I am beyond excited for “Joker War” and I’m sure that Punchline will become an enduring character in the Batman mythos.

Harley Quinn is also back in Gotham, so what will she make of Mr J’s new lady friend?

What does everyone out there think? Be sure to let us know.

Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment



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Steve J Ray

Dad/husband, writer/artist, amateur chef and Bat-Fan Extraordinaire. Animal lover and fan of all things comic-book and sci-fi related. His wife thinks that he owns too many comics, books, and movies. He thinks this is an oxymoron.