Announced over this past weekend at BookCon in New York was the news that DC’s Black Label mature imprint will be publishing a new 9 issue comic book series, Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity written by #1 New York Times author Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures, author of Unbreakable, X-Files: Agents of Chaos) and artists Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars) and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn). No news on any interior artwork, but they did have the cover to share with those in attendance, and now you do too.
In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one case in particular—when she found herself at the center of a horrifying crime scene the night she discovered the body of her roommate, left with the signature of a notorious serial killer—the Joker.
When a series of gruesome displays of murder appear throughout the city, the past and present collide as Harley’s obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. She must decide how far she is willing to go, and what lines she is willing to cross to solve these cases once and for all.
The first issue is to debut October 2nd, the same month – no, in fact the same week – as The Joker film from Todd Phillips will debut. Now that’s synergy! As long as it comes out on time, that is. After all, Insider still waiting for issue #3 of Batman: Damned to see the light of day.