DC held a Geoff Johns Spotlight panel at New York Comic-Con today, focusing on some of the upcoming film, TV and comic book projects Johns is currently developing.
Among those projects was The Three Jokers, the long-awaited next collaboration between Johns and Justice League: The Darkseid War artist Jason Fabok.
Johns revealed that The Three Jokers will be published as a prestige format miniseries through the DC Black Label imprint, which recently debuted with the release of Batman: Damned #1. Johns also showed some of Fabok’s character designs for the series. The first set of images offers a closer glimpse of the three versions of Joker appearing in the story.
As the art shows, each of these three Jokers will be modeled after a different era of DC’s Batman comics – the original Golden Age Joker, the campier Silver Age Joker and the darker, ’80s-era Joker of Batman: The Killing Joke.
Johns also showed off Fabok’s redesigned looks for Batman, Batgirl and Red Hood, whom he revealed will be the three main protagonists of the story.
Interestingly, both the new costume designs and the shift to the Black Label imprint calls into question whether The Three Jokers will actually take place in current DC continuity. Black Label is normally reserved for continuity-light, mature readers-focused stories like the aforementioned Batman: Damned and the upcoming Superman: Year One.
However, we reached out to DC and they confirmed that the series will still take place in current continuity and follow up on the groundwork laid in books like DC Universe Rebirth #1.
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