Is This Our First Look At DC Rebirth's New Design For The Joker?

DC's Rebirth is on the way, and it's not just the logo that's getting a makeover. Plenty of characters will be getting a costume refresh in DC's roster shake-up as well. It seems like the clown prince of crime might be one of them, judging by this gorgeous variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque. Albuquerque posted the Fried Pie Comics variant cover for Batman #1, due out July 15, to Instagram today — and while he doesn't explicitly confirm that this is the Rebirth Joker, a presumption can be made, considering it's gracing the cover of one of the event's biggest new series.

Variant Fried Pie cover for Batman #1 #dccomics #batman #rebirth

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While it might not be the Joker's new design, it would not be surprising if it was, when you consider the more-than-passing resemblance to Jared Leto's Joker (just, you know, minus the crazy tattoos).

The suit is obviously a callback to the Joker's threads in The Dark Knight Returns — although we have seen set pictures revealing that Leto's Joker wears a similar getup at some point in Suicide Squad — but the haircut and general frame of this Joker definitely seem to be evoking the new cinematic take. It wouldn't be the first time DC's done this either, with Harley Quinn getting a Suicide Squad makeover in the comics recently.

Whether it's just a cool variant cover or our first look at Rebirth's Joker, either way it's one pretty slick look.


    "I'm an Agent of Chaos, but I'm a bit busy today as I need to get my haircut done like the cool kids and put on some bitchin' threads."

    I'm surprised they didn't give him a hipster beard and make him drink a fucking starbucks coffee.

    Taking a page (or a few) from Desire's book? (From The Sandman).

    Meh, I like it. Joker always looks ridiculous anyway!

    You thought it was going to the Joker? Well...

    IT'S ME, DIO!!

    I feel sad

    one side of me kind of likes it, but then the other part of me feels like the whole point of the the iconic joker is is slick hair and his purple suit and that adds to his persona.
    this joker would be the equivalent of taking away the ears on batmans mask and doing away with the cape. you COULD maybe make it work, but in the end its too different and looks kinda dumb.

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