John Carpenter And Anthony Burch Are Co-Writing A New Joker Comic

Cover art for The Joker: Year of the Villain #1. (Illustration: Philip Tan)

The Joker? Oh, you mean the Joker? No, no, the Joker. Lately, there are a lot of Jokers. The newest one is being written by John Carpenter.

Carpenter and co-writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2), will be teaming up with artists Philip Tan and Marc Deering to bring The Joker: Year of the Villain #1, a confusingly titled one-shot book about the Joker’s antics in a world where everybody’s becoming a baddie.

As per the press release, it will be about The Joker, in response to an alien/hybrid Lex Luthor selling the world on the glories of evil, “on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing”. Sounds straightforward.

The complete cover image for The Joker: Year of the Villain #1. (Illustration: Philip Tan)

While I’m very confused about what’s going on at DC these days, the promise of John Carpenter writing the Joker is a promising one. The book, which will be 40 pages, is set to be released on October 9.


    John Carpenter AND Anthony Burch? What the hell? Who wished on a monkey paw?

    That’s like wishing for a new Carpenter album and Chad From Nickleback is doing vocals, which would still be preferable because at least he’s no Anthony Burch

    Sweet, I can't wait to see what crazy front page of Reddit memes the Joker comes up with!

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