Batman artist Jorge Jiménez goes from drawing the Joker to turning into the villain.
Over the weekend at Madrid Cómic Pop Up, the fan-favorite DC illustrator, credited with different titles like Tremendous Sons and Justice League, dressed up because the Clown Prince of Crime himself, and attended the con with a Punchline cosplayer beside him. Pictures shared on Twitter present Jiménez carrying a purple three-piece go well with, vibrant inexperienced shirt and purple bowtie whereas sporting Joker make-up and dyed inexperienced hair. The artist wore the getup as he signed autographs, penciled sketches, and posed with followers and fellow creators.
In a single photograph, Jiménez reunited together with his former artistic crew companion, author James Tynion IV. Tynion started his tenure on DC’s ongoing Batman sequence with Batman #85, whereas Jiménez joined as Batman‘s fundamental artist for the “Joker Struggle” occasion and following points. Till the artistic crew’s shared run ended with Batman #117, the 2 co-created new characters for the Batman mythos, together with Punchline (the Joker’s new girlfriend), Clownhunter and Ghost-Maker.
Although Tynion left the title to deal with creator-owned comics, Jiménez’s closing concern on the Darkish Knight’s solo sequence was not Batman #117. After a while away from the guide throughout author Joshua Williamson’s run, Jiménez rejoined Batman because the sequence’ fundamental artist alongside author Chip Zdarsky. Zdarsky and Jiménez started their run as artistic crew with Batman #125, the beginning of the title’s “Failsafe” arc.
Batman Pits the Darkish Knight Towards a Robotic Nemesis
The arc forces Batman to face a villain of his personal making, a robotic Batman known as “Failsafe.” Failsafe was created by Bruce Wayne’s alternate persona, the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, in case the hero ever went rogue and began to kill others. When the Penguin faked his loss of life and framed Batman for homicide, Failsafe was activated to place the Caped Crusader down.
After the “Failsafe” arc ends with Batman #130, Jiménez can be taking a break free from the title as soon as once more. From Batman #131 by way of Batman #134, artist Mike Hawthorne can be filling in for Jiménez as sequence artist. At New York Comedian Con 2022, DC Chief Artistic Officer Jim Lee introduced that in Hawthorne’s time on Batman, the sequence will obtain new variant covers penciled by artist and former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, particularly for Batman #131 and Batman #132.
As of writing, Batman #130 is the following concern set to launch from the title. With Zdarsky writing and Jiménez on artwork, the problem goes on sale Dec. 6 from DC Comics.