'Batman: The Killing Joke' cover by Brian Bolland
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Credit: Natasha McKenzie (Titan Books)

Prose novel adaptations and spin-offs of Batman: The Killing Joke, Harley Quinn: Mad Love, and Batman: Court of the Owls are coming as part of a new partnership between DC Entertainmant and Titan Books.

The launch title will be Christa Faust and Gary Phillips' prose adaption of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke out September 26, which Titan said will "explore, expand, and adapt this classic story once again, bringing new insight for both fans of the original comic and those discovering this story for the first time."

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That will be followed up by an original prose novel by Greg Cox spinning out of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Court of Owls" Batman arc, due out November 13.

"An original novel that pits Gotham City’s greatest detective against a secret society of the wealthy elite that has controlled the city for centuries through influence, money and murder," explains Titan Book's announcement. "Originally created by Scott Snyder, the Court of Owls are an intriguing and deadly organization who employ the force of assassins known as Talons. When a series of murders in the modern day pits them against the Dark Knight, he seeks to end their reign of terror before it claims even more victims."

Credit: Natasha McKenzie (Titan Books)

The third title will be an "expansion" of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm's Harley Quinn: Mad Love, based on an outline by Dini and then written by Pat Cadigan.

"...This brand new novel will reveal new secrets of the iconic Harley Quinn as she even now seeks to kill Batman," the book's description reads.

The Harley Quinn: Mad Love prose novel is scheduled to be released February 12, 2019 - coinciding with Valentine's Day.

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