DC Comics Announces A New Crown Prince Of Crime Comic – ‘The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox’
by Olly MacNamee
The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox #1 is a new seven-issue mini-series featuring Batman’s arch-nemesis, The Joker and encourages readers to solve a murder mystery:
“The G.C.P.D. discover a mysterious corpse, a magical box, and a murderer’s row of the city’s most dangerous villains sitting in a jail cell. Now all they need to figure out is what exactly happened! Fortunately, one suspect is willing to talk.
Unfortunately, it’s The Joker. And he’s holding all the cards.”
Launching on Tuesday August 3rd from Matthew Rosenberg, Jesús Merino, Joshua Hixon and Ulises Arreola, The Joker “introduces seemingly unconnected stories of his fellow inmates. As the series progresses, it becomes apparent that each tale is actually a piece of The Joker’s larger plan.”
But will you be able to solve this puzzle before anyone else?
Also contributing to this series will be artwork from Keron Grant, Dani, Domo Stanton, Juni Ba, Vanesa Del Rey, Ricardo Ortiz, Christopher Mooneyham, and more.
“As an early bonus for DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers, beginning on June 7th digital chapters of The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox will begin releasing with additional clues and insights (called a DIRECTOR’S CUT BONUS BOX) to help readers stay two steps ahead of The Joker! DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is DC’s digital subscription service and community engagement portal. Print issues of The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox in August will include the same backup material.”
Here’s your first look at the debut issue: