At the Meet The Publishers at SDCC, DC announced that writer/artist Marc Silvestri a project that he’s had in the works for several years, Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo. Silvestri talked a little about the challenges of writing a Batman book that teams him up with his most dangerous foe.
“As you’ve probably guessed, I’m working on Batman. It’s a Batman/Joker team up. We’d talked about it and I couldn’t believe that it hadn’t been done before at least not a serious level,” Silvestri said, “It would be full of dramatic and comedic moments. I’ve been wanting to do this story for 20 years.”
Silvestri explained, “The premise is that someone is screwing around with the Joker really hard and Joker can’t deal with it it. He can’t handle it. So Joker makes it so that Batman has to help him. Joker takes Jim Gordon and holds him hostage — not even Joker knows where he is — and uses that to make Batman help him. Little pieces of Gordon keep showing up and Joker says ‘look, we’re going to run out of pieces that aren’t important here soon.’” – Via CBR
JUST ANNOUNCED at #SDCC2018: The Dark Knight is no stranger to working on a team, but how will he fare with the Joker by his side? Find out in BATMAN/JOKER: THE DEADLY DUO by @Marc_Silvestri! Here’s a FIRST LOOK at the cover to Issue #1! #DCSDCC pic.twitter.com/JUA6r2KwJB
— DC (@DCComics) July 19, 2018
No official release date has been announced yet.