Now a human-alien hybrid, Lex Luthor has made his appeal to the world, asking its citizens to embrace doom and give in once and for all to evil, humanity’s true nature.Horror movie icon John Carpenter is bringing his knowledge of the genre to DC Comics' greatest villain, The Joker, in a special 40-page one-shot this October, as part of the company's Year Of The Villain.
In exchange, he will grant them the tools to ascend to their ultimate selves.
While some DC villains (and heroes) are willing to hear what “Apex Lex” has to offer, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t going to wait around until Lex gets to him.
This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing.
Carpenter has a track record with comics, having worked with his Joker: Year Of The Villain co-writer Anthony Burch on Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack for BOOM! Studios.
Philip Tan and Marc Deering are providing the art for this interesting project, which is due for publication on October 9.