DC's newest 'What's New in the New 52' takes a closer look at next month's Batman #23.1: Joker Villains month special. Showing off a montage of Andy Clarke's interior art from the issue, the image feature the "classic and unexpected" Batman villain Jackanapes, who made his last appearance in Batman, Incorporated #5.
"Batman #23.1: Joker takes place many years ago – back when The Joker’s face was still intact," writes DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras. "In fact, this unique one-shot marks one of the earliest appearances we’ve seen of this notorious villain so far in the New 52. While at a zoo, the Joker will have a flashback to a childhood memory that will trigger his need to take Jackanapes under his wing. It is here that Joker will take on a new, twisted role: that of a mentor. But why is he training Jackanapes to be a villain? What use will he have for him?"
The image showcases Joker showing Jackanapes "the ropes needed to be evil."
Jackanapes will also be appearing in Andy Kubert's Damian: Son of Batman, which you can read much more about right here at Newsarama .