He hates the Joker so much that he wants to kill everyone ever associated with the Joker. And ever since the supervillain called upon Gotham citizens to put on Joker masks and go all Purge on their neighbors — and many of them did — Clownhunter’s list of enemies has gotten very long. But in Batman #102, he appears to be prioritizing a high profile target: Harley Quinn herself.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. But there will be great comics. (And if you missed the last edition, read this.)
This isn’t going to end well for anyone, but most of all Harley’s new landlord.
This is your regularly scheduled X of Swords update: All the sword bearers had a nice dinner dance together and then Wolverine stabbed Opal Luna Saturnyne, the Omniversal Majestrix, while saying “Lady, those are some famous last words!” because he’s the best at what he does.
Sweet Tooth: The Return began as a reprise of the original lauded Vertigo comics series, in the musical sense. The same tune, but a different tone — a dear-headed boy in a forest, but both the boy and the forest are very different.
The latest Thor series continues its bouncing around the Thor mythos with the return of Dr. Donald Blake, the sort-of-fake/sort-of-real guy who is Thor’s on-and-off alter ego. Except now he’s been driven mad by what was to him centuries of imprisonment and has all the powers of Thor. And he might have killed the World Serpent? Get ready to find out.
DCeased: Dead Planet #5
I know DCeased: Dead Planet is an alternate universe zombie apocalypse prequel story, but, look, I’m a simple woman. You give Cassandra Cain the power of Shazam, and I put it in the roundup.
Guardians of the Galaxy #8
Rocket Raccoon’s investigation of murder most foul is going well, but I especially love this extremely dumb gun that assassinates its wielder if it is pointed at a Kree.