DC Comics are taking a villainous turn. The comic book titan announced a new monthly series starring the Joker, and a miniseries featuring a twisted, more evil concept of the Justice League of America. Both new series comics set to launch in March 2021.
Crime Syndicate, launching on March 2 this is a six-issue miniseries, recreating the version of the Justice League from an alternate reality where morality is reversed. (Originally debuting in 1964’s Justice League of America No. 29). The first issue also features an origin story for Ultraman, the evil Superman analog, drawn by Bryan Hitch.
The Joker, launching only one short week after Crime Syndicate, sets the Clone Prince of Crime in his own spotlight. The Hollywood Reporter gives a bit more detail about the upcoming tales of Mister J. The Joker is an open-ended series written by current Batman writer James Tynion IV, that is spin out of events in the primary Batman series as the Joker goes on the run internationally, pursued by none other than former Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. The series will also feature a second story in each issue, acquainting audiences more with Punchline, the Joker’s former apprentice, written by Tynion and Sam Johns, with art from Mirka Andolfo.
Both titles are part of the stealth relaunch for DC’s main superhero line following the two-month Future State event replacing the line starting in January.