This November, Writer/Artist/CEO-of-Image-Comics Marc Silvestri will be coming to DC to create Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo. This seven part Black Label limited series will see Batman and The Joker team up in order to save Jim Gordon and Harley Quinn, who have been kidnapped. The Joker will go to any lengths to rescue Harley Quinn from her unknown abductor, and when Batman receives a bloody body part of the missing commissioner, he has no choice but to accept an uneasy alliance with The Joker to save them both. To make matters worse, mysterious, Joker-like creatures are stalking the streets of Gotham and collecting severed heads!
“Batman and The Joker are two of the world’s most iconic characters and have been at each other’s throats for more than 80 years,” says Silvestri. “I always thought is would be pretty entertaining to have them on the same side, so I wrote a story about it. Needless to say, stuff happens.”
The first issue releases November 1 with words, interior art, and cover art by Marc Silvestri. It also features variant covers of both Batman and The Joker by Greg Capullo, a 1 in 25 ratio variant cover by Kyle Hotz, a 1 in 50 black and white ratio variant cover by Marc Silvestri, a 1 in 100 variant cover by Rorschach artist Jorge Fornes, and a 1 in 250 signed ratio variant cover, signed by Silvestri.
In December, Batman and the Joker must reconcile their differences as another piece of Commissioner Gordon is delivered to the Gotham City Police Department. This second issue releases December 6, and features words, interiors, and cover art by Marc Silvestri, with main variant covers of Batman and The Joker by Kelley Jones, plus a variant by Jim Lee. This issue also features a 1 in 25 variant cover by Yanick Paquette, with a 1 in 50 black & white ratio variant by Silvestri, and a 1 in 100 ratio variant by Christopher Mitten.