The Joker returns (?!) in new look at DC's Batman Beyond #1

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Oct 26, 2016, 9:59 AM EDT

The world of Batman Beyond took a major turn in the wake of DC Comics’ Futures End event, which ended with Tim Drake taking up the mantle. But Terry McGinnis is finally back in action — and his relaunched story looks to bring a DC heavyweight to Neo-Gotham.

Terry finally returned as Batman Beyond in the last issue, and the first installment of his new run hits shelves today. If you read the Rebirth issue, you got a peek at what DC is planning for the first arc: The apparent resurrection of The Joker (like, the real one). The preview pages from today’s relaunch offers up a follow-up to that cliffhanger, as we see the Jokerz gang with his body, and Terry’s team trying to figure out exactly what’s going on.

Drake’s tenure in the future was a decent distraction, but considering we’ve never really had a lot of Batman Beyond material in the comic realm, it’s great to see Terry back in the suit. The creative team also looks to be phasing out a decent bit of the lingering Brother Eye storyline and getting back to basics. It’s about time. 

Batman Beyond No. 1 is out today.

Check out the preview pages below and let us now what you think: