We'll find out today on the Source, so it's time to get your final bets in.
What we know:
1. It's a classic villain
2. It's Snyder's "favorite"
Oh, and then there's this:
Umm... never mind, I guess mystery solved?
You see it is a simple matter of Tony Daniel. Initially stating that he would be explaining the Joker after Detective 12, his absence to possibly work on a new series, maybe Trinity War, it is a big project, only Scott Snyder can take on Hush with a Man with a familiar appearance going in as the mayor for Gotham City. Who is "a Man", why dear FHIZ, "a Man" is not a man, but the Man Who Laughed.
I'll be legitimately kind of shocked if it's not the Joker, yeah. Snyder even admitted in some interview that it was kind of obvious who it was.
Yeah, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that it's Joker, which is awesome. When was the last time Joker was actually the main villain of an arc rather than just a side one? Hoping for a face-related Hush appearance as well.
Call me A.J.
Hawkeye, Batman Inc., Batman, Daredevil, The Amazing Spider-Man, All New X-Men, Avengers, New Avengers, Fantastic Four, FF, Thor: God of Thunder, Detective Comics.
I was really hoping for a nice long Bane arc. Really reintroducing him to the DCNU. a more in depth retelling of Knightfall, maybe not to the point of breaking the Bat, but just a systematic gauntlet driving Bruce to his limits and then a nice fight. I'm tired of Bane being a background/side character.
Man, it'd be so great to see Snyder do a Joker arc. Can't wait to see how the Court of Owls are involved/caused his origin!
Comics were happier before the Internet turned writing superhero stories into fruitless attempts to impress/entertain a small group of ppl who appear to hate comics and their creators.
I'm hoping someone, som time (soon?) gives us an extended, in depth, pop-crime, clue-leaving, brain twisting Riddler story- no psychosis necessary just some clues and cat-and-mouse and Batman actually having to be a detective instead of just a reactionary fighting machine.
Can't wait to see how Capullo draws the Joker, though.
Who wants to save the world? That's what misers do...
Only Batman INC couldn't do a classic rogues story in its current form, and Batwoman, RHatO, and BoP while currently not that sort of book could be redirected to that sort, and all the other Batbooks are already straight up 'Bat-whomever v bad-guy', so the bad guy could easily be Riddler, Bane, etc etc. TDK is tackling Scarecrow, and I suspect it will probably continue to do Rogues stories. Tec was doing that, and post-Daniels, may well continue. I could go on. We can get our fixes for our favourite Batfoes sooner rather than later.