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  • DC's The Joker: Year of the Villain starts in familiar territory, with the villain breaking out of Arkham. 1 / 9

  • Bored, he befriends one of his henchmen, Six of Hearts, and sets off in search of fun. 2 / 9

  • Batman and Robin Halloween costumes inspire a night of role play that quickly gets ... weird. 3 / 9

  • Joker's violence is juxtaposed with the language and tropes of the 1960s Batman TV series. 4 / 9

  • The relationship of the Dynamic Duo is cast in a disturbing new light. 5 / 9

  • However, it soon becomes clear this "fun" was always headed somewhere dark ... and sexual. 6 / 9

  • Joker pushes Six to strangle him, and places Batman's mask on his henchman ... 7 / 9

  • ... to act out a fantasy about his archenemy (seemingly) killing him. 8 / 9

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