Exclusive Preview: The Batman Who Laughs #3

“A Batman who laughs is a Batman who always wins.”

During Dark Nights: Metal, DC introduced the Batman Who Laughs, an alternate world Dark Knight from the Dark Multiverse. He may look like a cross between Batman and the Joker, but he’s far deadlier. Because the Batman Who Laughs isn’t the Joker cosplaying as his rival. He’s Bruce Wayne unleashed from the shackles of morality and sanity, and he’s got big plans for Gotham City.

In Superhero Hype’s exclusive preview for The Batman Who Laughs #3, Scott Snyder and the artist known Jock send the real Batman down a desperate path. Joker has already poisoned Batman with enough Joker venom to transform him into this world’s Batman Who Laughs. Now, Bruce has to hang on to his humanity long until he can solve the current crisis. Towards that end, Batman and James Gordon are approaching a dangerous psychopath for help. The psychopath in question is none other than Gordon’s estranged son, James Gordon, Junior. But what if this monster doesn’t want to be let out of his cage?

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Here’s the official description from DC: “All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan—one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batman is forced to compromise his principles and purge the serum that protects his heart from the deadly Joker Toxin! It’s a no-win situation as writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock return to the sociopath they created in ‘Black Mirror’: James Gordon Jr.”

You can read the full exclusive preview in our gallery below. The Batman Who Laughs #3 will hit comic shops on Wednesday, February 13. Let us know what you think in the comment section below!