DC Comics has ALLLLLL kinds of awesome planned to celebrate the Caped Crusaders 75th Anniversary and one of the things that I’m REALLY looking forward to comes out in September. Today we get a sneak peek of the gruesome awesomeness that is “Batman: Death of the Family Book and Joker Mask Set.”
Scott Snyder, JOCK, and Greg Capullo all in one place! Yes, this story is packed with star power, was incredible and deserves this royal treatment. Here is what DC had to say about it over on their website.
Every legendary hero has an opposite number. The other side of the coin. The darkness to their light. These reflections of evil, death and menace bring out the best in our champions – if they can survive the experience.
But none compare to The Joker – the deadliest, most frightening villain ever to grace the comic book page and the bloodthirsty, grinning psychopath who, in his horrifying return to Gotham City, sported a new, disturbing visage: his own face!
BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, the complex, dangerous and disturbing masterpiece written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and Jock, was first issued in hardcover featuring an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on the die-cut covers of the “Death of the Family” comic books — and under that dust jacket lay the horror of The Joker’s skinless face!
Now, this seminal Batman trade paperback graphic novel is paired with a replica hand-painted vinyl latex mask of The Joker that features sewn-on hair and a white elastic band. It’s a must-have for any fan of Snyder and Capullo’s groundbreaking work!
BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK AND THE JOKER MASK SET goes on sale September 24th, 2014, for $39.99.