Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's long-awaited Batman: Three Jokers limited series will debut on June 17, DC announced Monday. The three-issue series, spinning out of the duo's 2016-17 "Darkseid War" arc of Justice League and Johns' DC Universe: Rebirth #1, will re-examine DC's Clown Prince of Crime and the multiple facets of the hero - both metaphorical and visual, as seen in these covers.
"After years of anticipation, the epic story is finally here: find out why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the decades-long battle between the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime," reads DC's description. "In this powerful, emotional story Batman, Batgirl and Red Hood—all past victims of the Joker—work together to solve a mystery unlike anything they've ever faced before!"
Described as "the ultimate story of Batman and the Joker...", Batman: Three Jokers was originally announced in 2018 as part of Geoff Johns "Killing Zone" imprint - but no mention of that label is present in DC's announcement today, instead simply re-affirming it'll be in DC's 17+ Black Label imprint. At Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018, Johns said the series would debut that winter but was never ultimately released in that timeframe.
"It's not about other dimensions, or other Earths. It's a very grounded, emotional story," said Johns in 2018. "This will explore a new facet of who Bruce Wayne is that's never been seen in comics. It connects him to the Joker in a way that will change their relationship forever."
In October 2018, Fabok shared concept art from Batman: Three Jokers at New York Comic Con - which you can view here.