John Carpenter is writing a Joker one-shot for DC’s Year of the Villain. I am horrifyingly excited. Get it? Terrible pun!

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John Carpenter is writing a Joker one-shot for DC. John motherfucking Carpenter! Am I going to read it? Questionable. Am I excited it exists at all? Hell yes.


Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York, The Thing) is no stranger to comics, having previously worked with Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) on BOOM! Studios’ Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack series. The two will now team up with artists Philip Tan (Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man) and Marc Deering (Black Order, Doctor Aphra) on The Joker: Year of the Villain for DC Comics.

Part of DC’s Year of the Villain the comic will be a one-shot following the titular Clown Prince of Crime as he embarks on a nefarious quest to prove how bad he can be in a world changed for the worse by “Apex Lex,” a version of Lex Luthor empowered by Perpetua,