Rounding up the latest news from the “black capes”…

‘JOKER’ GRAPHIC NOVEL [NEWSARAMA] In October, DC Comics will be releasing ‘Joker,’ a 128 page hardcover original graphic novel which reunites Brian Azzarello with Lee Bermejo — the team behind ‘Lex Luthor: Man of Steel.’ This new tale promises to show a darker, more disturbing side to Gotham City’s most notorious villain as he escapes from Arkham Asylum to find that his vast criminal holdings have been split up amongst a number of other notoriously noteworthy villains: The Penguin, The Riddler, and Two Face. With all these villains around — can Batman be far behind?

Newsarama contacted Brian Azzarello to talk about Joker and what it is about this character that gives evil looking clowns such a bad rap.

Read the entire interview here.