Comic book fans everywhere have been talking about the return of the Joker in ‘Batman’ #13 since it came out last month. Back when DC spoiled the reveal of the Clown Prince of Crime, we knew that we’d be getting a darker, more sadistic villain this time around but I don’t think any of us could have really imagined just what we got when we opened the pages of the first book in Scott Snyder’s ‘Death of the Family’ crossover event.

Now, on this coming Wednesday, we’re getting the next piece of the puzzle as ‘Batman’ #14 hits comic shops everywhere. Not only will we hopefully get a few steps closer to figuring out just what has driven Batman’s arch-nemesis to this insanity, but also we’ll find out what Alfred and the Penguin are up to now that Gotham’s biggest threat has returned to hold court.

If you’re impatient and can’t wait for new comic book day, you’re in luck because Buzzfeed has released the first few pages of the upcoming Dark Knight book. You can check them out in the gallery below:

After seeing this preview, how excited are you for the new issue of ‘Batman’ to go from your pull list to your hands? Share your thoughts in the comments below!