DC Preview: It’s A Punchline v. Harley Smackdown Rematch In BATMAN #98

The first time they met, Harley got her ditzy butt handed to her. Now, Punchline is coming to finish Harley off in this DC Comics preview of BATMAN #98, available in shops on September 1st.

Written by James Tynion IV and drawn by Jorge Jimenez, a battered Harley is nursing Batman back to health after exposure to the latest brand of Joker Toxin when “Punchline returns to finish the job.” Says DC of this latest smackdown between the former and current Joker sidekick: “you can bet Harley will be looking for some serious payback.”

You can check out a few preview pages and read the full DC press release below.

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In Batman #93, class was definitely in session and Punchline took Harley Quinn to school in a no holds barred throwdown for the ages! Although she was left for dead, reports of Harley’s demise were “greatly exaggerated” (with apologies to Mark Twain) and she’s the only one left to help Batman recover from the effects of the strongest Joker toxin attack yet! And as she helps him overcome his wild hallucinations, Punchline returns to finish the job she started and you can bet Harley will be looking for some serious payback. Here’s a preview of Batman #98, on sale Tuesday, September 1!

“The Joker War” part four of six! Batman is at his most vulnerable following a massive dose of an experimental new Joker toxin. With the Dark Knight haunted by demons and visions, it’s up to Harley Quinn to protect him while he recovers—because Punchline is on her way!


Written by James Tynion IV

Art by Jorge Jimenez

Main Cover by David Finch

Card stock variant cover by Francesco Mattina

1:25 Catwoman variant cover by Jorge Jimenez

On Sale Tuesday, September 1, 2020

$3.99/32 Pages

$4.99 card stock variant covers

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