I don't want to blow anyone's mind here, but I have the sneaking suspicion that the Joker who's been hanging around in the pages of Harley Quinn for the past few issues claiming that he's changed and wants to apologize to her for years of abuse isn't quite what he seems.

I don't know, maybe I'm just being paranoid. He's got the green hair, the white skin, and the purple suit, and while those are all things that are pretty easy to fake, he also speaks with the distinct lettering that was introduced for the Joker back in the New 52 days. And, I mean... I don't even know how someone in a comic would change their word balloons in-universe to sound more like the Joker.

Either way, he's been trying to get some facetime with Harley for the last three issues, and in next week's Harley Quinn #13 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and John Timms, he's finally going to get a little more than he bargained for. Check out a preview below!

 

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Now if he suddenly starts speaking in green letters on a white background, we'll know that he's Batman RIP Joker. Here's the official solicitation:

 

HARLEY QUINN #13

Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by JOHN TIMMS • Cover by AMANDA CONNER • Variant cover by FRANK CHO

“Joker Loves Harley” finale! Just how did a gentle, “reformed” Joker come to arrive at Harley’s doorstep when everyone believed him dead and gone? The answer’s in this issue—and it’ll shock you!
On sale FEBRUARY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+