DC Comics Spoils Joker - Of Course They Did
You look at DC, and you go “Man they can’t get their shit together when it comes to movies, outside of Batman”, the new 52 got a lukewarm response, and a good number of writers are switching off. This is a formula for, “Hey we have an amazing Batman #13 coming up, lets not fuck it up”. Ok, outside of being a quotations whore, I will say this, companies always know how to cockblock themselves, DC is no different. After teasing us for MONTHS with his awesome creation, Greg Capullo, just like us here at Nine Panel, was pissed off by the fact that DC spoiled the damn Joker by releasing the preview for Batgirl #14 (who reads that ANYWAYS?). So there you have it.
As careful as I’ve been to save revealing our new Joker, the powers that be have let it out ahead if our book,” he wrote on Twitter. “Stay tuned for MY pics. In my younger days, I’d have punched several holes in the walls of my office by now. Rest assured, I will give you terror when I draw him.”
The Benes cover is eerie, don’t get me wrong, but I liked the hype. It gave DC a kick it sorely needed. And now we know, but all is not lost. Capullo (bless that man) is staying positive.
“The more I’ve thought about the Joker leak, the more I began thinking that it may have been for the best,” he continued. “The fact is, the way Scott [Snyder] and I will give you the Joker may have been too much for some with out this diluted sample hitting the web. DC, rightly so, had concerns about our images and story. Perhaps they leaked this intentionally to test the waters or to acclimate your minds to what is coming from us. Team Batman knows how to do one thing. Destroy. So, even if you do see the leak, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Trust me. I’m still not going to reveal my sketches. I won’t let this incident blow the whole works. Be patient. Terror is heading your way.”
Well that is good enough for me. Let us hope DC doesn’t muck this one too. They better not.
* I am including the picture only because everywhere else has it. And everyone has that weird ‘I like spoilers’ fetish.