The return of the Joker and his latest rein of crazy over Gotham comes to an end in April with the concluding chapter of Endgame in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #40. The effects of the Joker's assault on sanity won't only be felt in the pages of that book, but in a series of one-shots spinning out of Batgirl, Arkham Manor, Detective Comics, and Gotham Academy.

In the case of Gotham's finest/spookiest/strangest private school, the endgame plays out on the dark and sinister night of a city-wide blackout, with Joker-infected crazies at large on the streets. Holed up at the academy, students Olive Silverlock, Maps Mizoguchi and their... "friends"... tell each other scary Joker stories --- and those stories come from a team of exceptional guest artists.  Series writers Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan are joined by Six Gun Gorilla artist Jeff StokelyAdventure Time character designer Joy Ang, illustrator Clio Chiang, and Anya's Ghost author Vera Brosgol. Check out our exclusive preview... if you dare.

 

 

Here's the solicitation information:

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by JEFF STOKELY, with stories and art by JOY ANG, CLIO CHIANG & VERA BROSGOL
Cover by JOY ANG
One-shot • On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Gotham City has been overrun by craziness, and the power is out at Gotham Academy! But don’t worry. The kids are safely locked up, huddled around candles and flashlights and telling the Gotham City version of ghost stories: Joker stories! Meanwhile, a mysterious figure connected to the Academy’s past is patrolling the grounds with a crossbow, but who is it?

 

Gotham Academy: Endgame is on sale this Wednesday, April 1.