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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.

== TEASER ==

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

#1 Posted by longbowhunter (8843 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Posted by ccraft (11226 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (41739 posts) - - Show Bio


#4 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

meh. skeptical.

#6 Posted by timdrakerules (19 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Posted by RedX9 (75 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by Lvenger (24325 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by broo1232 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so getting this!

#10 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1740 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#11 Posted by the_fallen11 (642 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#12 Posted by mightypug78 (367 posts) - - Show Bio

woot the joker is back, badder than ever.

#13 Posted by Crash_Recovery (855 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Posted by zachkastner (188 posts) - - Show Bio

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

This preview has me so excited!

#15 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

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

No chance of nightmares, at all.


#16 Posted by Grey56 (802 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, yes I am.

#17 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10503 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to read this issue!

#18 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82980 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda hoping the Joker kills Jim Gordon.

#19 Posted by Ravager4 (1688 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Posted by thenexusrebound (264 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#21 Posted by Mucklefluga (2651 posts) - - Show Bio

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. Im creeped out and sooo excited :D

#22 Posted by Shutdown (97 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks amazing so far.

#23 Posted by Reignmaker (2366 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by Ludo (57 posts) - - Show Bio

I just wet myself.

#25 Posted by TDK_1997 (16120 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#26 Posted by Mbecks14 (2114 posts) - - Show Bio


#27 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

This is perfect material for Halloween.

#28 Posted by halfpastwhenever (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Hurry up wednesday!

#29 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15329 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#30 Posted by Sawcesome (147 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#31 Edited by jesusdisciple001 (547 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ravager4 said:

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



#32 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (10871 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#33 Posted by sj_esposito (478 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow... Wednesday cannot come soon enough.

#34 Posted by jwalser3 (6116 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by bloggerboy (761 posts) - - Show Bio


Looking forward to this.

#36 Posted by batman_begins (96 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#37 Posted by ALittleTooRaph (91 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#38 Posted by yo_yo_fun (654 posts) - - Show Bio


I can't wait!!

#39 Posted by The_Soverighn (2116 posts) - - Show Bio


#40 Posted by TheJokerha (169 posts) - - Show Bio

heeehheeheehhhaaahahaahaahaaaahahaahaaahaaHAHAHAHAAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

#41 Posted by MACarpenter (14 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#42 Posted by J1ml33 (565 posts) - - Show Bio

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

Look at Me ..Look at Me .

#43 Posted by Mandrewgora (303 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait, also Jock is rad.

#44 Posted by Onemoreposter (4265 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#45 Posted by NightFang (11039 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sawcesome said:

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

Man, I loved that part.

#46 Posted by Skunkstein (644 posts) - - Show Bio

This is going to be awesome!

#47 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#48 Posted by The Sadhu (860 posts) - - Show Bio

DAMN! That preview was creepy!

#49 Posted by feebadger (1583 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#50 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio