Joker Isn’t Invited to Batman’s Wedding in DC Nation #0

Batman and Catwoman are getting married and the Joker is not happy about it. See what happens next in DC Nation #0!

Who knew that the best thing that could happen to Batman was getting engaged to Catwoman? You would have had to make a pretty strong case for this union a year or two ago, but writer Tom King has more than made his point with his current run on Batman. Bruce shocked the world in issue #24 (which featured fantastic art from David Finch) when he got on one knee and proposed to Selina Kyle on a Gotham City rooftop. Since then, the Bat and the Cat have been preparing for their very special day, a marriage long in the making. 

Some of the book’s supporting characters have taken the news better than others. One of the best scenes in all of King’s run comes in issue #33 when Alfred breaks the news to the rest of the Bat family. It’s a moment so hilarious that it kind of defines King’s run so far. If Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascencia brought epic adventure and color to Batman in the New 52 era, King’s introduced tons of humor to the book. Seriously, there’s nothing funnier than Damian Wayne finding out about his dad’s engagement and absolutely losing his shit. 

Much to Damian’s chagrin, DC has finally set a date for the highly anticipated Wayne wedding, and it’ll probably involve fireworks. Issue #50, which arrives on July 4, will conclude the wedding arc. Unfortunately for all involved, someone forgot to send the Joker an invite…

A special 32-page preview book, DC Nation #0, will show what happens when Joker learns from a third party that Batman is getting married. It’s been long established (at least since Snyder’s run) that Joker knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman, but has chosen to ignore that fact for the most part. But will Joker be too pissed to hold his tongue at the wedding? 

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The short story will feature a script from King and art by Clay Mann, who recently drew the excellent first half of the “Superfriends” arc, which shows what happens when Batman and Superman go on a double date and Selina and Lois become besties. 

Here’s the synopsis for the story:

In a Batman story by Tom King and artist Clay Mann, The Joker gets word about the wedding between the Bat and the Cat, and he’s not happy. With the wedding story arc reaching its climax in BATMAN #50 on sale July 4, The Joker will be that one wedding guest most likely to speak now and not hold his peace at all.

DC Nation #0, which will also act as a showcase for Snyder’s upcoming Justice League run and Brian Michael Bendis’ Superman relaunch, is out on May 2 for 25 cents at your local comic shop. 

Check out the cover for the book: