Article by John Hammond
April will see Joker celebrate the 80th anniversary of his first appearance in 1940. DC Entertainment have now released the covers that will adorn the Joker 80th Anniversary 100 page spectacular #1. Some great artists have done their thing; giving us a smorgasbord of wonderful decade variant covers to choose from.
The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Celebrates Eight Decades of Chaos, Mischief, and Mayhem with Sinister Decade Variant Covers!
On April 29, DC will celebrate The Joker’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since his first appearance in April 1940, The Joker has become one of the most iconic and compelling characters in comic books and all of popular culture. Time and time again, his drive to sow discord and chaos has made him more than a match for Batman and his mission to protect the citizens of Gotham City.
As The Joker marks eight decades of criminal madness, fans can celebrate with a one-of-a-kind collectible tribute comic book with stories by Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Paul Dini, Denny O’Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, Jock, José Luis García-López, Mikel Janín, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, and more. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with a chilling main cover by Greg Capullo, will feature decade variants by:
- 1940s variant cover by Arthur Adams
- 1950s variant cover by David Finch and Steve Firchow
- 1960s variant cover by Francesco Mattina
- 1970s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
- 1980s variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
- 1990s variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
- 2000s variant cover by Lee Bermejo
- 2010s variant cover by Jock
The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-page, Prestige format one-shot comic book available at comic book retailers and participating digital retailers on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for $9.99. Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding the decade variant covers.
These are the standard, and decade variant covers that will be available, but remember that some stores and territories will also be releasing all-new and exclusive versions of their own. Which of these is your favourite, and which one/s will you be adding to your collection? Let us know.
I’m not 100% sure yet, but to be honest, if I had the cheddar I’d be taking them all. They are quite simply, brilliant.
The Joker 80th Anniversary 100 Page Spectacular #1 will be available where all good comics are sold from April 29th.
Images courtesy of DC Entertainment