DC BLACK LABEL To Release Two Miniseries; Joker: Killer Smile and The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage

The DC Black Label is getting two new exciting miniseries this fall.

JOKER: KILLER SMILE

In the fall, you will have JOKER: KILLER SMILE by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Killer Smile will be available on October 30th. Lemire and Sorrentino will present their own interpretation of the Joker. This infamous character has terrorized Gotham for years. And in Killer Smile, he’ll find a new adversary that can deliver him from the depths of Arkham Asylum. His madness will then be freed once more. The adversary? The very doctor who is supposed to help him.

We will see him sink his hooks deep into the mind of his prey, causing the Joker to set off a chain reaction of destruction and mayhem. Not only is Gotham at stake, but the soul of this “idealistic man” and his family.

Lemire expressed:

“Getting to work with my long-time collaborator Andrea Sorrentino on a Joker story is very exciting. The Joker is an iconic character and we wanted to create something that challenges readers to look at him in a new and horrifying way.”

Sorrentino adds:

“This story has pushed me as a creator to aspire to new heights in storytelling. That little spark of madness in the Joker gives me an opportunity to play with the pacing, the layouts and the storytelling in a way that few other characters would allow.”

Killer Smile will be a three-part miniseries, starting October 30th.

THE QUESTION: THE DEATH OF VIC SAGE

The other miniseries is THE QUESTION: THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE. Coming to us from Lemire and artists Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, this will be available November 20th. It will follow Vic Sage aka the Question, which builds on the legacy of Dennis O’Neil and Cowan’s previous run. We will begin in early Hub City, exploring an unsolved mystery that led to the Question’s demise. History will soon repeat itself. We will see everything begin in the Old West and continue through the 1930s.

Lemire expresses:

“Denys Cowan’s run on The Question has been a touchstone for me as a creator and a fan of comics for a long time. Getting the chance to team with Denys and Bill Sienkiewicz to return to Hub City and Vic Sage is a dream come true.”

Cowan share:

“Jeff is an excellent writer and this might be one of his best stories so far. The series will go through multiple time periods and explore aspects of Vic Sage’s past and present that have never been explored before. Combined with Bill Sienkiewicz’s inks and Chris Sotomayor’s deft color touch, this may be the best version of the Question yet.”

Sienkiewicz adds:

“Working with Denys is always a rewarding experience, so revisiting the Question with him after all this time—and in a special format—is the textbook definition of a no-brainer. It doesn’t hurt that I’m also a huge fan of Jeff’s writing and Soto’s fantastic colors. What a team to be a part of.”

Are you excited for these two miniseries? Let us know!