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First Look At BATMAN #13

Are you ready for the return of the Joker?

There's no question that writer Scott Snyder has mastered the art of creating a really creepy Batman story. From his BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR in DETECTIVE COMICS to his BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS; it's clear the man has developed some very interesting and very scary situations for our Dark Knight. So it's interesting that we have not yet seen one of Batman's creepiest adversaries in quite some time. It's officially been one full year of Batman comics since DC's relaunch and there's been no mention of the Crown Prince of Crime -- until now.

Written by: Scott Snyder

Backup Written by: Scott Snyder and James T Tynion IV

Art by: Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion, Jock

Cover by: Greg Capullo

Variant Cover by: Aaron Kuder and Greg Capullo

The Joker returns in “DEATH OF THE FAMILY”! He crippled Batgirl. He killed Robin. What will The Joker do now that he’s returned to Gotham City? What must Batman do to protect his secret identity and that of those who fight alongside him?

Joker fans were told to get ready for the mad-man's return in issue #13 of BATMAN. The start of the Death of the Family' story arc will bring the two together, and we got a look at the upcoming issue earlier today courtesy of Buzzfeed.

BATMAN #13 is set to hit store shelves on Wednesday, October 10th and it promises to deliver an even creepier portrayal of the comic book character -- just in time for Halloween. Check out some of the pages to BATMAN #13 below and let us know if you'll be picking it up later this week.

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For the full preview of the upcoming issue, head to Buzzfeed.

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Posted by longbowhunter

I'm super excited. That preview is creepy as hell. That takes some balls walking straight into Gotham PD.

Posted by ccraft

I've been waiting for u to talk about the return of the joker. This is awesome! I cant wait for this

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous


Posted by SmashBrawler

Oh man, this is going to be an awesome issue.

Posted by theTimeStreamer

meh. skeptical.

Posted by timdrakerules

This looks amazing. I'm totally creeped out after just a five-page preview.

Posted by RedX9

I cant wait for this. If there's one comic I plan on buying this week, its this one.

Posted by Lvenger

Oh damn it why'd I spoil myself? Ah well worth it :D

Posted by broo1232

I am so getting this!

Posted by UltimateSMfan

That preview really freaked me out....thank u Scott Snyder!! hope there's more scenes like that.

Posted by the_fallen11

Oh man....this is gonna be epic.

Posted by mightypug78

woot the joker is back, badder than ever.

Posted by Crash_Recovery

Chilling, I love it. This is a good time to mention, if you haven't read Severed, you're missing out.

Posted by zachkastner

Poor Jim, he might have a load in his pants.

This preview has me so excited!

Posted by htb106

Sure, H, go read the freaky Joker preview half an hour before you go to sleep.

No chance of nightmares, at all.


Posted by Grey56

Yes, yes I am.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Can't wait to read this issue!

Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

Kinda hoping the Joker kills Jim Gordon.

Posted by Ravager4

Crab Fishing? **** that. The most dangerous job in the world is a Gotham Police Officer.

Posted by thenexusrebound

I just looked at the pretty pictures I must not read!

Posted by Mucklefluga

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. Im creeped out and sooo excited :D

Posted by Shutdown

Looks amazing so far.

Posted by Reignmaker

Been waiting for this story ever since it was first announced. A true Joker story.

Posted by Ludo

I just wet myself.

Posted by TDK_1997

I'm so excited about this that I can't wait.

Posted by Mbecks14


Posted by Duo_forbidden

This is perfect material for Halloween.

Posted by halfpastwhenever

Hurry up wednesday!

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Joker is coming back and I am happy super duper happy.

Posted by Sawcesome

I love how Joker just said he's the monster under Gordon's bed.

Edited by jesusdisciple001

@Ravager4 said:

The most dangerous job in the world is a Gotham Police Officer.



Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sj_esposito

Wow... Wednesday cannot come soon enough.

Posted by jwalser3

Eeehh, I love Joker, but I hate how they make Gordan out to be a pansy.

Posted by bloggerboy


Looking forward to this.

Posted by batman_begins

How can Gordon have been a "pansy" when he was telling the Joker to come for him instead of the other cops.

This arc has "masterful" written all over it and Capullo's art, totally totally, wow.

Posted by ALittleTooRaph

This arc is going to be great!! Had to have The Joker in order to top the Night of the Owls. Can't wait!!

Posted by yo_yo_fun


I can't wait!!

Posted by The_Soverighn


Posted by TheJokerha

heeehheeheehhhaaahahaahaahaaaahahaahaaahaaHAHAHAHAAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Posted by MACarpenter

That was the creepiest preview I have ever read. I cant wait for wednesday!

Posted by J1ml33

so Image this whole Scene with the Joker as Voiced by Mark Hamill .

Look at Me ..Look at Me .

Posted by Mandrewgora

Can't wait, also Jock is rad.

Posted by Onemoreposter

Ehh. It looks ok. Something just didn't feel right to me. Snyder's an alright enough writer, but I don't think this storyline is going to be one for the record books or anything. Capulo's art on the other hand I absolutely love and I am really looking forward to seeing more of that.

Posted by NightFang

@Sawcesome said:

I love how Joker just said he's the monster under Gordon's bed.

Man, I loved that part.

Posted by Skunkstein

This is going to be awesome!

Posted by Imagine_Man15

Awesome. I cannot even describe how excited I am for this.

Posted by The Sadhu

DAMN! That preview was creepy!

Posted by feebadger

Can't. Believe. How. Amazing. That. Was.

Posted by Miss_Garrick