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DC Teases New Villain Punchline

DC Teases New Villain Punchline

Batman writer James Tynion IV has been teasing the arrival of Joker’s new henchwoman for some time. Now, DC Comics has announced more details on this villain, including preview artwork, a full variant cover, and the titles that will introduce Punchline. 

The mysterious new villain set to play a major role in Batman’s life will pop up in Batman #89 on February 19, 2020. This issue will feature Punchline in a one-panel cameo, with art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey.

Joker’s “latest and deadliest henchwoman” will make her full debut the following week in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3. Art duties for this issue will be covered by Steve Epting, Javier Fernandez, and Nick Filardi. 

From there, Punchline is said to become a central figure at Joker’s side as “Joker War” unfolds. Beginning with appearances in Batman #90 on March 4, art by Jorge Jiménez, before taking a variant cover all to herself with Batman #94 on May 6. DC has offered a glimpse at this cover from Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, which gives the best look yet at Punchline’s character design. 

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