JOKER's New Sidekick PUNCHLINE Drives Reprints of BATMAN #89, HELL ARISEN #3

'Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3' second printing
Credit: DC
Credit: DC
Credit: DC

DC will reprint its upcoming Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3, going back to press before publication, crediting the reprints to the popularity of newly revealed Batman villain and Joker sidekick Punchline.

Both issues are written by James Tynion IV, who introduces Punchline in Feb. 19's Batman #89 before expanding her story in Feb. 26's Hell Arisen #3.

Punchline will play a role in Tynion's upcoming summer Batman arc "Joker War", which starts in May.

Each reprint will publish March 4, with recolored versions of their original Steve Epting covers.

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