We love Detective Comics here at Comic Vine, which is only part of the reason why we are so excited about a supposed new cover to an upcoming issue of Detective Comics by Jock. The cover clearly showcases the Joker--or at least part of him being swarmed by visions of bats. Jock posted the amazing image earlier today on his Twitter feed. If the cover is indeed for an upcoming issue of Detective Comics, will he pose a threat to Dick Grayson Batman? The Joker's most recent appearances depict him locked up in Arkham Asylum--in both Action Comics as well as Gotham City Sirens. I have a funny feeling he'll be making his escape very soon.
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Scott Snyder recently confirmed in our forums that the Joker may pose a threat to Dick Grayson beginning with issue #879. According to Snyder, he and Jock have teamed up for a completely new redesign of the Joker- something they are very excited about.
As for what's coming up, I couldn't be more excited. I mean it. 878 will ratchet the James Jr. story up in a big way, 879 will be the big James/Gordon chapter, and in 879 we also bring in our version of the Joker (I cannot wait for you guys to see him - Jock and I have been designing him for a while. Nothing is radically different, but we wanted to make him our own the way other guys have, and so we've gone as dark and scary as possible and he is our take visually, too) then big 2-issue finale.
The cover is definitely beautiful, and the idea of bringing the Joker in as a threat to Dick Grayson in Detective Comics is certainly an interesting one. What would you like to see happen in Joker's return to Gotham? Have you been reading Detective Comics? What do you think of Jock's cover?