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The best comic book covers of the week – 09 March 2020

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You’d have to be crazy to take on a billionaire with parental abandonment issues and too much rage armed with nothing more than a few lethal gags and a complete lack of morality…right? Right! Say what you like about the Joker, but there’s no denying that the ace of knaves is crazier than a honey badger on PCP. How crazy is the Joker though?

That’s the question that Kami Garcia and Ed Kurz M.D hope to answer in Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Secret Files #1, a one-shot partner to Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity. With art by David Mack, Jason Badower and more, Secret Files builds on the story of Criminal Sanity which saw Harleen Quinzell tracking down serial killers:

The Joker, a brutal psychopath who murdered her roommate and disappeared years ago, and the killer currently terrorizing Gotham City. Throughout the acclaimed series, Garcia has been consulting forensic psychiatrist and behavior analyst Edward Kurz, M.D., to ensure the accuracy of the story and of Harley’s methodology.

Secret Files fills in a few blanks on that book, detailing the insanity of the Joker if he were a real person. “I had worked on an X-Files book, and my friend, Dr. Ed Kurz, was one of my consultants,” Garcia explained via Newsarama.

He’s a real forensic psychiatrist profiler. Harley Quinn basically has a very similar job. Dr. Kurz works in a facility for the criminally insane. I wanted to play with the idea of Harley having that training and working as a behaviour analyst and a profiler. We profiled Joker as if he were a real person. I wanted to write a very accurate procedural. I wanted people to make sure their doors were locked after they read the issue. To really feel like he could be out there.

Sounds fascinating! The one-shot will hit shelves in June. Now, on to the best comic book covers of the week!

Comic book covers of the week:

  • The Flash #751 by Howard Porter
  • X-Men #8 by Leinil Francis Yu
  • Wonder Woman #753 by Robson Rocha and Danny Miki
  • New Mutants #9 by Marcos Martin
  • Thor #4 by Olivier Coipel
  • Catwoman #21 by Joelle Jones
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 by Raffaele Ienco
  • The Batman’s Grave #6 by Bryan Hitch
  • The Terrifics #26 by Dan Mora
  • Hawkman #22 by Gerardo Zaffino
  • Cable #1 by Phil Noto
  • Decorum #1 by Mike Krome
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1 by Kaare Andrews
  • Hawkeye: Freefall #4 by Kim Jacinto
  • The Dollhouse Family #5 by Jay Anacleto
  • Go Go Power Rangers #30 by Eleanor Carlini
  • Ronin Island #11 by Giannis Milonogiannis
  • SFSX (Safe Sex) #7 by Tula Lotay
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #3 by Carlos Pacheco
  • RWBY #6 by Sarah Stone
  • Bloodshot #7 by Tyler Kirkham
  • Vampirella / Red Sonja #7 by Jae Lee
  • James Bond #4 by Afua Richardson
  • 2000 AD #2172 by Jake Lynch
  • Blackwood: The Mourning After #2 by Veronica Fish
  • Death To The Army Of Darkness #2 by Ben Oliver
  • Dejah Thoris #4 by Lucio Parrillo
  • Aggretsuko #2 by Ian McGinty
  • Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out #4 by Gyula Nemeth
  • Adler #2 by Butch Guice
  • RV9 #5 by Travis Mercer
  • Wayward Sons #1 by Nigel Raynor
  • Void Walker #3 by Kristian Rossi
  • Shades Of Magic: The Rebel Army #4 by Jesus Hervas

Last Updated: March 9, 2020

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