Following a prelude in April’s Batman #93, the Dark Knight will face off against the Clown Prince of Crime in “Joker War.” James Tynion IV, who is currently writing the eponymous Batman book, spoke about how his first arc, “Their Dark Designs,” will inform “Joker War” with one big moment.
“There’s one very big thing that happens towards the end of my first arc… that I’m not sure I can say just yet,” Tynion said in recent interview. “We’ve been seeing all these incredible tools that Batman has at his disposal. Wouldn’t it suck if somebody got their hands on all of the same tools that allows him to print Batmobiles in an hour? It’s one of those things where they’re going after the resources of Batman.”
“The munitions of ‘Joker War’ are the same munitions that Batman built to fight his war on crime,” he continued. “It’s Batman’s designs used against him, ultimately. That’s one of the key ways that ‘Joker War’ builds out of ‘Their Dark Designs.’ I see them all as different acts in one big story I’m telling that I hope reads pretty smoothly as one singular thing. Obviously, the story about the Designer will come to an end but will lead directly into the next act of the story.”
Batman #93, which is written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Guillem March, releases April 15.