Scott Snyder's "Death of the Family" storyline working its way through Bat-titles right now is helping to redefine the Joker, as you've seen in his week's Batman #16. The conclusion will be coming soon, and you can get your first look at it right here with some great Greg Capullo art.
"Well, I can tell you there are definitely some insane moments in the conclusion and some crazy things happen so, I've always been braced for it as something that isn't designed to just shock for the sake of shocking, but is the culmination of the story in a way that feels organic and surprising,” Snyder explained. “I can't remember who it was, but I had a teacher that gave me a writing quote when I was a student that said 'Every ending should be both inevitable and totally surprising,' and I completely believe that. Hopefully, this is an ending that feels organic to the story we've been telling, and when you get there you'll say 'I can't believe this just happened,' and at the same time, you'll feel that it's a cumulative, horrible thing out of everything that's been going on."
Check out these early pages for Batman #17.