The Batman Who Laughs explores the choices and the dilemmas of a Batman who is stuck in an unbalanced world. On Earth -22, the Joker's insane rampage across Gotham City caused Batmanto finally snap, breaking his long-held creed to never take a life, snapping the Clown Prince of Crime's neck to end the threat he posed once and for all. With Wonder Woman putting together her plan to stop Perpetua, one of the heroes senses that something isn't right and there's now a threat that is bigger than just The Batman Who Laughs. Apparently that's an opinion held by this laughing Batman, too. Check out the full schedule of these Dark Knights one-shots, and the announced creative teams listed below: DARK NIGHTS: METAL #2 and TEEN TITANS #12 arrive September 13, 2017. what? Did the Dark Multiverse's Batman-Joker turn Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and Damian Wayne into his pet slaves? After the Joker went on his brutal killing spree across Gotham City, his father Bruce Wayne decided to kill him. Hooo boy…. Batman killed all of his former sidekicks with the … Despite calling the vast nothingness of the Canadian prairies home (or perhaps because of it) film and television have been a passion since birth. Fans can dabble in the expanded storyline if they choose, but stick with the mainline METAL to get all they need from 'The Batman Who Laughs.'. Appearance of Death Despite the artwork being released ahead of the villain's September debut (also claiming the cover of METAL #5), DC is still keeping the specifics of his character to themselves. Videos you watch may be added to the TV's watch history and influence TV recommendations. Two days after the disappearance of the Batman of Prime Earth and appearance of the Challengers Mountain in Gotham City, the Teen Titans arrived to investigate. The minds behind DC's METAL promised twisted versions of Batman, and nothing's more twisted than the Bruce Wayne who became The Joker. The Batman Who Laughs is one of DC's newest supervillains.He's basically what you get when Bruce Wayne becomes uninhibited and insane like the Joker, which makes him a formidable and nightmarish villain.. RELATED: 10 Marvel Characters Who Can Actually Beat The Cosmic Ghost Rider To make things worse, in the recent Dark Nights: Death Metal comic book arc, he concocted a plan that … Green Arrow Vol 6 #32(December, 2017). First Appearance And who knew Joker's grin could get even creepier? And from the looks of him, Bruce Wayne is in for some serious trauma. The Batman Who Laughs didn't make his debut until late 2017, more than two full decades after the original Batman: The Animated Series concluded its four-season run.With the comic able to explore newer narrative threads and characters of the DC Universe, The Batman Who Laughs is in a prime position to make his debut in that universe. There's RED DEATH, the Batman who stole Flash's speed, the DEVASTATOR Batman who became his own Doomsday, and even MURDER MACHINE, a Cyborg-Batman hybrid who killed the Justice League on another of the countless nightmare realities of the Dark Multiverse. The Gotham Resistance was able to escape as Killer Croc stayed back to fight the rabid Damian. On his broken homeworld within the Dark Multiverse, the Batman Who Laughs is born the moment Bruce loses control and snaps Joker's neck. The Batman Who Laughs is a fictional supervillain in DC Comics. The mastermind behind Dark Nights: Metal , Scott Snyder, gives you a look inside the most terrifying version of Batman ever! The Batman Who Laughs, the twisted leader of Barbatos' Dark Knights, is truly a Batman who transformed into the Joker. "A Batman who laughs is a Batman who always wins." The latest series Dark Nights: Metal has a dark multiverse, demonic versions of Batman, “swords, sorcery, and general mayhem” with a bent so dark it is similar to staring into a black hole. He also tells the Devastator that on this Earth, Superman is still alive and civilization doesn’t know how evil the red caped crusader actually is. 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The use of dialogue to move this plot forward hinged heavily on the lettering and Tom Napolitano handled that masterfully. THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS is just one of seven evil Batman doppelgangers coming to terrorize the Justice League as the first wave of the true villain of METAL's invasion. He is the evil counterpart and alternate version of Batman within the multiverse. The Batman Who Laughs #1 is a 2017/2018 comic book one-shot which reveals the origins of The Batman Who Laughs, a monstrous and twisted alternate Batman from Earth -22, an alternative Earth located in the Dark Multiverse, a shadow of the DC Multiverse. THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 (on sale November 15). After slaughtering his own family … The Joker? The book beings the four-part METAL tie-in story called the "Gotham Resistance," showing how the heroes of NIGHTWING #29, SUICIDE SQUAD #26, and GREEN ARROW #32 try to stem the tide of these Dark Multiverse invaders. Both are possible, but it may be the nightmare's sidekicks that raise the most eyebrows. The Clown Prince of Crime killed Batman's entire rogue's gallery, murdered Jim Gor… He is depicted as a hybrid of both Batman and Batman's arch enemy Joker and is a member of the Dark Knights. Batman probably wins given how he's being written as of late. Whatever Happened To Wolverine's Son, James Hudson? THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS releases on November 15, 2017. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. An Evil side of him, if you will. Batman Who Laughs serves up a salient story supported by great visuals! Dark Robin was the twisted sidekick of the Batman Who Laughs. Bruce Wayne becomes the Batman Who Laughs--a twisted amalgam of Batman and Joker decked out in leather and a spiked metal visor that allows him to see the worst versions of anyone he gazes upon. 1. The Batman Who Laughs is the one who tells The Devastator that there is another Earth that exists, Earth Zero. He killed Batman (only his mind) in the Dark Multiverse that get the same power as Dr. Manhattan which he still doesn't know its power and potential when BWL get killed by Wonder Woman, his minions transfer his mind to the body of that said Batman and get the power of its, but its not enough to against Prepetua. Bruce, however, went insane and acquired the personality of the Joker, who had infected him with a modified Joker toxin before his death. I hope you are ready for one of the darkest origin stories of your life! A one-stop shop for all things video games. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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The Batman Who Laughs, the twisted leader of Barbatos' Dark Knights, is truly a Batman who transformed into the Joker. Batman becomes The Punisher! By contrast, it might seem that this version of Bruce Wayne who became Joker is far less deadly without superpowers. His first appearance was in the crossover storyline Dark Nights: Metal, before receiving his own series and serving as the main antagonist in … [2][3], The rabid Damian, along with the infected members of both the groups, attacked the "Gotham Resistance" consisting of Nightwing, the Damian of Prime Earth, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn and Green Arrow after they escaped from Poison Ivy's clutches. Fans may have to wait to see the villain's entire origin story explained in his very own comic, titled THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, but before that book arrives in November, this evil Batman doppelganger will make his appearance in Dark Nights: METAL #2 coming on September 13th, 2017. Even through his history has not been revealed, it could be presumed that he has the same history of his Prime Earth counterpart. As the masterminds of the METAL event, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have made clear from the start that the name of the game is all-out entertainment with a shortage of angst. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Titans Villains" category. Most stories are about Good vs Evil but, what happens when the line between those two becomes so blurred that you cannot be sure anymore? One day, Batman was drugged and captured by the Joker, who went on to destroy Gotham City. As he gloated to his Prime Earth counterpart about the Dark Multiverse being a place of great hope and how he will never be loved by Nightwing, he was stabbed through the chest with the arrow by Damian Prime who pushed it through his own pierced shoulder blade.[4]. Batman Villain(s) This character, team or organization, is or was primarily an enemy of the Batman, or the Batman Family as a whole. Teen Titans Vol 6 #12(November, 2017) As to why these Robins will make their first appearance in the pages of TEEN TITANS on the same day this nightmare Batman debuts in METAL #2? While little is detailed about the life of the Batman of Earth -22 before becoming The Batman Who Laughs, it's likely that it followed much the same path as his original counterpart, but his world was always destined to die as part of the Dark Multiverse. This one-shot explores how that evolution came about. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the character, but he's been getting quite a bit of attention as of late. In the context of Dark Knights: Metal, his inclusion made sense, but the premise was silly (sillier than what you'd normally expect from comics, yes); and I was overall disappointed with that event. Ivan Plascencia’s colors jump off the page, and the panels are so cleverly placed that Rossmo deserves an award off the bat. Batman slowly becomes as evil and sadistic as the Joker, but unlike the Joker, he maintains his highly ordered and deductive mind. [1] He later accompanied his father with his unnamed brothers to attack Prime Earth with the Dark Knights for the Bat-God Barbatos. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Batman Villains.". Insanity, Truth and Death taken to their very fiery depths. When starting this book, I believed that it would once again be all about Batman’s glory, that after trying and failing endlessely, the heroes would start losing hope, only to realize that Batman already had a plan within a plan hidden inside a plan buried under another plan … To be clear, Snyder explained that these nightmare Batmen are the result of Bruce's greatest fears, envisioning the depths to which he might have sunk had his life gone differently. 6 Appearances of Damian Wayne (Earth -22), 3 Images featuring Damian Wayne (Earth -22), 1 Quotations by or about Damian Wayne (Earth -22), Character Gallery: Damian Wayne (Earth -22), https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Damian_Wayne_(Earth_-22)?oldid=2857056, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function. You're signed out. When Snyder and DC unveiled the evil Batman designs at San Diego Comic-Con, they kept the mysterious 'Batman Who Laughs' under wraps. DC Database is a FANDOM Movies Community. But he didn't stop at just one: The above artwork is taken from TEEN TITANS #12 and the cover of THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 by artists Mirka Andolfo and Jason Fabok, respectively. After The Batman Who Laughs is killed by Wonder Woman back in Death Metal #1, the Dark Knights set in motion a plan to put The Batman Who Laughs' brain into the body of a new creature. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. When Snyder and DC unveiled the evil Batman designs at San Diego Comic-Con, they … One of the major players and most popular versions of Batman is The Batman Who Laughs. Pre-orders have been opened by Sideshow Collectibles for their The Batman Who Laughs Premium Format Figure. Like Batman and the Joker before him, The Batman Who Laughs is a master of unseen escape. He a Left rattled by the events of Dark Knights: Metal , Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the ultimate evil spawned from the Dark Multiverse. 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