Scott Snyder and Jock reunite for “The Batman Who Laughs” miniseries
Of all the concepts and characters in DC Comics’ Metal, no doubt it was the Batman Who Laughs who has had the most impact. A version of Bruce Wayne from the Dark Multiverse who essentially becomes the Joker, this Batman is a genuinely terrifying creation that certainly lives up to the hype.
Today, it was announced that Scott Snyder, architect of Metal, will reunite with artist Jock on a The Batman Who Laughs miniseries. This will allow Snyder to tap into his horror roots, and it will also introduce an alternate reality Batman who is more Punisher than Caped Crusader.
SCOTT SNYDER ANNOUNCES ‘THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS’ MINISERIES
Six-Issue Miniseries to Feature Art by Jock
Today’s DC Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con featured a host of talent from the “New Justice” family of titles: JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSSEY, TEEN TITANS and TITANS. New Justice architect and JUSTICE LEAGUE writer Scott Snyder was on hand to talk with fans about his current run, including the creation of the Legion of Doom, Sinestro’s discovery of the Ultraviolet Spectrum and Lex Luthor dispatching Vandal Savage with a doorknob.
But he really stirred the crowd’s interest with the announcement that he would be teaming up with artist Jock to create a six-issue miniseries based on the popular character from DARK NIGHTS: METAL, The Batman Who Laughs. Scheduled for November, this is a story Snyder has been eager to write, featuring two of his favorite characters. This six-issue miniseries pits Batman against the culmination of all his fears from the Dark Multiverse, an evil amalgamation of himself and his greatest nemesis, The Joker.
No firm release date as of yet, but the series will debut sometime this fall.