The clock is ticking, Robin is trapped, the Joker has a crowbar to his head, and everyone is watching. Sound familiar?

In Batman Beyond #29, the Joker decides to stage a comeback. He wants to prove that he wasn’t a one-hit wonder. And to do that, he’s taken the new Batman’s brother hostage. His life is on the line as Bruce and Terry scramble to locate him before the Joker decides to get into the punchline of his “final joke: with all of Neo-Gotham watching.

Check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of Batman Beyond #29, out this Wednesday.

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Brett Booth
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Travis Lanham

The Joker is prepared to deliver his fatal punchline as everything—and the kitchen sink, too—hits the fan for Batman and Robin. Even with Dick Grayson’s help, the Dynamic Duo of tomorrow and Bruce Wayne may not stand a chance. Will The Joker turn Terry’s brother into the new Jason Todd? Is now a good time for Terry and Bruce to clash? And why are Neo-Gothamites cheering on the Clown Prince? Will anyone survive “The Final Joke”?