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Take a look at the new Joker in DC Rebirth

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Joker Rebirth

The DC Rebirth is almost here, and with it comes a shift in how stories are built around characters who have been around for decades. And also, a fresh new set of threads. Most of the DC Comics pantheon will all be seen in updated costumes to reflect this attempt to get back to the basics of what makes them tick, but it looks like the ace on knaves will also be sporting another new look after the events of Endgame saw him don a simple black suit and trendy haircut.

Artist Rafael Albuquerque posted the following variant cover for Batman #1, featuring the Dark Knight and the clown prince of crime in back to back action:

Variant Fried Pie cover for Batman #1 #dccomics #batman #rebirth

A photo posted by Rafael Albuquerque (@rafaelalbuquerque81) on

 

While it doesn’t explicitly mention this being a Rebirth look for Joker, it’s not too much of a leap to make seeing as how he happens to be on the cover of one of DC’s best-selling series. So, quick observations: If your Dark Knight Returns senses were buzzing, then you wouldn’t be too far off. The simple white suit itself harkens back to that 1986 series, when the Joker wore clothing which picks up bloodstains from Batarangs to the face rather easily.

On the facial side, there’s also a heavy passing resemblance to current Joker actor Jared Leto, who’ll be popping up in Suicide Squad later this year. Which isn’t too much of a stretch considering how Harley Quinn is looking more like her cinematic counterpart these days as well. It’s all part of big changes planned at DC, where on a visual level every character is taking heavy inspiration from their film and TV dopplegangers.

Still, one thing is always constant about the Joker at least: He’ll always look cool.

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

23 Comments

  1. WTF is that next to Batman?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 12:05

      Batman’s deadliest adversary yet – The Millennial Influencer.

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      • Strawman Jim

        May 19, 2016 at 13:27

        The Cultural Appropriator – bane of all the rainbow-haired tumblrinas!

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  2. Skittle

    May 19, 2016 at 12:07

    I vomited a little.

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    • Original Heretic

      May 19, 2016 at 12:21

      I vomited a lot.

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  3. Raptor Rants

    May 19, 2016 at 12:11

    I don’t dig the new look so much.

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  4. Commander Bob

    May 19, 2016 at 12:14

    And that is why Batman hates clowns. New adversary: The Clown. Y’all happy?

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  5. Original Heretic

    May 19, 2016 at 12:23

    The Joker looks ghastly (and not in a good way) in the pic above! Looking that effeminate, what, are they planning on making him Bruce’s next love interest?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 12:24

      This guys?

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      • Original Heretic

        May 19, 2016 at 12:33

        Pretty much the same principle, yeah. Oh crap, I said “pretty”,

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    • Raptor Rants

      May 19, 2016 at 13:07

      Careful. SJWs are going to demand why you are hating on preference

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      • Original Heretic

        May 19, 2016 at 13:09

        SJW’s?

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        • Raptor Rants

          May 19, 2016 at 13:10

          Social Justice Warriors.

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          • Original Heretic

            May 19, 2016 at 13:14

            HA!! I spit in the eye of social justice and its warriors.

          • Original Heretic

            May 19, 2016 at 13:14

            And yeah, it’s curry spit, so it’s gonna linger and burn them puppies all the more.

  6. Avithar

    May 19, 2016 at 12:59

    dont mess with what is not broken

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  7. HvR

    May 19, 2016 at 13:06

    • Raptor Rants

      May 19, 2016 at 13:07

      Yoh

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    • Strawman Jim

      May 19, 2016 at 13:20

      YOH! That awkward moment when Nataniel looks like a more convincing Batman villain than SJW Joker….

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 19, 2016 at 13:21

        Wouldn’t that make Batman the villain?

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        • Strawman Jim

          May 19, 2016 at 13:31

          You’re right! Nataniel se braai-etiket makes him a hero!

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  8. Strawman Jim

    May 19, 2016 at 13:18

    Dear god… new Joker looks like he’s studying towards a BA in Women’s Studies and ethics…. This is actually worse than New52s Lobo. Holy crap, how can you get something so wrong? How can you screw up the JOKER???

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    • BakedBagel

      May 19, 2016 at 15:13

      “How can you screw up the JOKER???”

      lmao looking over the past what 2 years, there is nothing that those folk touch that doesnt destroy itself

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