During the heyday of the big mid-'90s comic book boom, Top Cow's Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, Uncanny X-Men, Witchblade) was one of the brightest stars of the industry, along with Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, Jim Valentino and Todd McFarlane, who all branched out and formed Image Comics in 1992. Silvestri's Cyberforce and Stryke Force were two of my favorite titles to pack inside my UCLA book bag and smuggle into class.
Having worked for Marvel and DC, Silvestri has had many projects in development, but few are older than his vision of a bold Batman and the Joker team-up. Rumors are rumbling that the creator will finally realize his long-gestating project, writing and drawing a new six-issue mini-series that pairs the Clown Prince of Crime with the Dark Knight against a common, unnamed enemy. No official announcement from DC, but a press release should be coming soon.
Check out some of the Silvestri teaser art that has trickled out over the past few years in the gallery below.
Who would you like to see this unlikely alliance battle, and are you a fan of Silvestri's detailed linework?
(Via Geek Tyrant)