The Joker’s Not Happy About Batman & Catwoman Getting Hitched

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Via an email/press release BOF received today from DC Comics, Batman and Catwoman — or Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle — will be getting hitched in this coming July 4th in BATMAN #50.

Or will they?

Here’s the blurb from the press release…

In a Batman story by Tom King and artist Clay Mann, The Joker gets word about the wedding between the Bat and the Cat, and he’s not happy. With the wedding story arc reaching its climax in BATMAN #50 on sale July 4, The Joker will be that one wedding guest most likely to speak now and not hold his peace at all.

Anyone think that something F’ed up is going to happen to, well, F up Bruce and Selina’s nuptials? 


ANYWAY…

When I was a kid, I bought DC SUPER-STARS #17 back in 1977.  In it, we learn about the “secret origin” of The Huntress — the daughter of the Golden Age Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle.  For those who don’t know (SPOILER ALERT!), the 1939/Golden Age Batman and Catwoman (yes, she first appeared in 1940, I KNOW) end up getting married.  Both give up their costumed escapades, and Bruce ends up becoming Gotham City’s police commissioner.  But just when things are super awesome and have been for quite a while, tragedy hits the Wayne family yet again.

Now, 41 years later — especially with The Joker involved — I got to wonder if Bruce Wayne is going to be allowed to be happy.

If not in the comics, at least the poor bastard got a happy ending in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY.

Below you’ll find the full press release from DC Comics for DC NATION #0. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

   

BURBANK, CA – Boasting three of the most popular writers in comics, DC is getting a jump on Free Comic Book Day (May 5) to let fans in on all the excitement in store for the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. On Wednesday, May 2, DC NATION #0, a 32-page comic book, will be available at comic book retailers at a cover price of $0.25 and free via digital download. DC NATION #0 spotlights events from three of DC’s top storytellers – Scott Snyder, Tom King and Brian Michael Bendis, all best-selling, celebrated authors.

With the unbelievable conclusion to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s DARK NIGHTS: METAL paving the way for the JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE four-issue weekly series (with co-writers James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson and artist Francis Manapul), fans will be clamoring for more information on what kind of wild, over the top roller-coaster ride Snyder and crew have planned next; artist Jorge Jiménez (SUPER SONS) joins Snyder, Tynion IV and Williamson for a preview of just how big the Justice League’s next challenge will be when JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE begins May 9.

In a Batman story by Tom King and artist Clay Mann, The Joker gets word about the wedding between the Bat and the Cat, and he’s not happy. With the wedding story arc reaching its climax in BATMAN #50 on sale July 4, The Joker will be that one wedding guest most likely to speak now and not hold his peace at all.

From the return of the trademark red trunks to the debut of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis in the ACTION COMICS #1000 comic book in April, the future for Superman couldn’t shine any brighter, but for fans, that’s just the tip of the super-iceberg. Bendis, along with legendary artist José Luis García-López, is also contributing an all-new story to DC NATION #0, a prelude to his highly anticipated MAN OF STEEL weekly miniseries debuting May 30.

Fans will also get a sneak preview of DC’s new promotional magazine DC NATION. The debut issue of this free, full-sized fan magazine will be the perfect place for fans to get the latest news on what’s happening at DC, arriving at comic book retailers on June 6 and available for digital download. For more news on DC, check out the website at DCCOMICS.COM or visit the DC YouTube channel.