David Hine, Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens begin a four-part story in Detective 867 (Sept. 10), as impostors prove as troublesome as the original.
A fake Joker shows up in Gotham, causing mayhem and havoc, if not death. More start appearing, causing major amounts of damage.
One fake Joker does have a version of Joker toxin, but it’s not lethal. Certainly not as lethal as the guns of the police who kill him.
His death at the hands of the police turns into a big issue, with all manner of people dressing as the Joker in protest – and using this to act crazy and violent. The media and police are on high alert. Gordon sends some police in to break it up, and the mob turns on them, killing some cops and becoming riotous.
With chaos breaking out, a robotic looking Batman impostor declares his intention to bring order to Gotham. Dick and Barbara are not pleased.
The story continues next issue.