Batman #13 is to feature the return of the Joker, a teaser from DC Comics has confirmed. The announcement was accompanied by a promo illustration from series artist Greg Capullo.
The Caped Crusader’s arch-nemesis briefly featured in the relaunched Detective Comics, but has largely been absent from the ‘New 52′ universe, after a villain known as the Dollmaker carved off his face in Detective Comics #1.
Writer Scott Snyder will shine the spotlight on the villain during the forthcoming ‘Death of the Family’ story arc. “This is Joker like you’ve never seen him before. He has a mission. He has a secret. And he has a serious axe to grind with Batman. It isn’t going to be pretty, but it’s going to be a wild ride,” said Snyder.