Though this Joker: Year One story is technically not an origin for the Clown Prince of Crime, we’re still starting at the beginning, with the Red Hood falling into a vat of chemicals. From there, Zdarsky starts to riff, and take things in some wild directions…
Batman #142 Preview
Check out five pages and the cover from the February 6, 2024 publishing issue here:
Batman #142 Official Synopsis:
THE JOKER YEAR ONE, REVEALED BY CHIP ZDARSKY AND GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI! The tragic “death” of the leader of the Red Hood Gang in a vat of chemicals has become the subject of myth…but what is the heartbreaking and gruesome tale of the monster who walked away from that violent birth? And how does it affect Batman’s distant future? “The Joker Year One” begins here!
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