Your regular “final showdown” between the Clown Prince of Crime and the Dark Knight Detective kicks off here.

DC Comics’ “Joker War” kicks off in earnest this week in Detective Comics and Batman, after a few lead-in issues of NIGHTWING and another tie-in this week in Batgirl. There’s always a final showdown with the Joker looming at any given point in Batman’s continuity, and this is as good a way as any to countdown to Batman #100.

Also, will the ramifications of JIMMY OLSEN now running the Daily Planet begin to be felt in the rest of Superman’s world starting in this week’s Action Comics? I’m looking forward to finding out!

A mostly-complete list of what’s available this week can be found at Previews’ website. For DC Comics’ offerings this week, though, you’re going to have to visit their website. And, as usual, I am buying and downloading my comics from Comixology. If you want to find a physical store near you, though, check out the online Comic Shop Locator.

Let’s take a look at what I bought this week:

BOOM! Studios
Angel & Spike 12

DC Comics
Action Comics 1023
Batgirl 47
Batman 95
Detective Comics 1024
The Flash 758

DC Digital Comics
Batman: The Adventures Continue 8
Batman: Gotham Knights 14
Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice 2
SHAZAM! Lightning Strikes 1
Superman: Man of Tomorrow 12