The joker, clown prince of crime, is batmans archnemesis. The main characters of this sequential art, comics story are harvey dent. I, joker is an elseworld single issue comic book about a dystopian future with a religion centered around batman, from the jokers perspective the bruce is the god of this world, with a regular tradition of a fight to the death to declare the next bruce. With joker, director todd phillips gives the comicbook movie a dark new scorseseesque spin. In 1975, batman s greatest foe, the joker had a comic strip of his own which featured him as the main protagonist. Although the joker was planned to be killed off during his initial appearance, he was spared by editorial intervention, allowing the character to endure as the archenemy o.
In this case, however, it is a villain who is portrayed. Batman, robin, superman, lex luthor, the joker, green lantern, and wonder woman all appeared in the comic. The joker has never wanted to win before, hes never wanted his battle with batman to end, but now his motivation has shifted. The joker is a supervillain created by bill finger, bob kane, and jerry robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book batman april 25, 1940. This showcases the joker s twisted view of the world, and how it shaped both himself and batman. Joker joker is and always will be batmans greatest nemesis, and two of the biggest comic book storylines of 2020 directly revolve around their rivalry. Written by brian azzarello with art by lee bermejo, this is one of our top picks for this list and essential read for all batman fans. Dc super heroes comic book is a comic book published by dc comics included with the preorder of lego batman 2. The most lasting comicbook attempt at crafting a joker origin came from one of the most acclaimed names in the medium, alan moore, who wrote the 1988 graphic novel batman.
It is the final conclusion between the dark knight and the clown prince of crime. Dc comics reveals even more of jokers chaotic plans for the batman family, teasing a toxinfueled army to fight his joker war this summer. The 20 best joker comics storylines, ranked by fans ranker. Joker director todd phillips explains that the upcoming joaquin phoenix movie doesnt draw at all from the batman comics, instead presenting an entirely new story. Free download or read online joker pdf epub batman series book. Being gone for a year, the joker returns to gotham city to destroy the bat family. It ran nine issues from mayjune 1975 to septemberoctober 1976. For tynion and dc comics, its a huge win in the ultracompetitive comic book market and speaks to fans hunger for new characters. Dc comics w dan jurgens a ryan benjamin ca mike perkins. The first involved skinning a man alive because he got on the jokers. Joker provides an indepth look at the origin of batmans most iconic foe, one that eschews the dcus largerthanlife trappings in favor of a gritty, bleak origin story inspired by films like taxi. In 1975, batmans greatest foe, the joker had a comic strip of his own which featured him as the main protagonist. Arkham asylum, or the countless comics stacking comic book shelves and digital libraries, the joker stands unquestionably as the most recognizable and.
In case the title isnt obvious enough, this entry contains a lot of juvenile humor. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, i suggest a quick trip to. Batman writer james tynion iv on joker war and punchline. It was also toned down with the joker still up to his old tricks, but. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery. Joker war is coming to batman comics, and it starts in april. The joker has changed radically from age to age, much like the batman. How joker trailer changes the comic book origin story. Just as creators in the past have told countless versions of hamlet, he argues, so too will directors in the modern day choose to constantly. The series however was short lived and only ran for nine issues.
An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he. It was also toned down with the joker still up to his old tricks, but always being apprehended and never murdering. More than any comicbook movie to date, joker, directed with a fierce commitment by todd phillips, eschews entertainment and dares to repel a sizable proportion of. A newlyreleased batman comic book shows the infamous supervillain the joker campaigning on behalf of donald trump. Arkham asylum, or the countless comics stacking comic book shelves and digital libraries, the joker stands unquestionably. Both were created by a great tragedy, but batman has since vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent similar incidents, the joker revels in creating chaos and destroying lives, believing that lifes a big joke and psychotically demonstrating that in a moment, it can all change. Like the greatest batman stories ever told, the greatest joker stories ever told chronicle the history of one of comic book historys most enduring characters. Dc is home to the worlds greatest super heroes, including superman, batman, wonder woman, green lantern, the flash, aquaman and more. Why be an orphaned boy when you can be a superhero. The joker is a supervillain and the archenemy of batman. The joker is a comic book series published by dc comics starring the supervillain the joker. The clown prince of crime and the dark knight detective go headtohead for the last time. The joker is building an army in batman comics screen rant. With dc billing the series as the ultimate batmanjoker story, were.
Kane and robinson claimed responsibility for the jokers design while acknowledging fingers writing contribution. The clown prince of crime is making sure his next attack will be his deadliest and will have a lasting impact on both the batfamily and the citizens of gotham. Brian azzarello brings to the joker all the visceral intensity and criminal insight that has made his vertigo graphic novel series 100 bullets one of the most critically acclaimed and awardwinning series of all time. The joker and batmans frenemy catwoman end up competing for a movie actors trained feline sidekick. Dc comics news big batman story arc event will be joker war, which will or at least was supposed to, before the coronavirus pandemic be arriving this summer, with joker war. In 1975, batmans greatest foe, the joker had a comic strip of his own which featured him as the. Whether by way of awardwinning films like the dark knight, emmywinning animated programs like batman. The animated series, video game appearances such as the recordbreaking batman. The pulp hero age 1989 to 1997 if we look at the modern comic book superhero movie era as beginning with. The clown prince of crime may be about to get his first solo movie spotlight, but his roots will always lay with the dark knight as in foxs gotham. This batman comics price guide will help you to value all the early issues of batman comics, the series which began in 1940.
The joker is a supervillain created by bill finger, bob kane, and jerry robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book batman, published by dc comics. The killing joke is one of the most controversial batman. Batman is usually plagued by just one joker, but imagine if he had to deal with three. Written especially for comic book collectors and nostalgia buffs, 500 comic book villains is a chronicle of fictional wickedness that also touches on arthurian legend and oldtime radio and movies, in addition to the comics. There were two rather cruel murders joker committed. Will batman be able to put the genie back in the bottle. The joker is asupervillain and the archenemy of batman. How jokers bold vision could change comic book movies. He has decided that one way or another, this will be the final chapter to their story.
The director of joker wants you to know this isnt a comic. Why be a disfigured outcast when i can be a notorious crime god. While joker was a serious and dark comic book movie, the movie did spawn several hilarious memes. A few days ago, joker ended whats been a dream run for any comic book movie one that included recordbreaking box office numbers and loads of acclaim from various corners of the world with two academy awards. List rules vote up the joker comic book story arcs every fan must read. Oswald cobblepot is never addressed by his real name or his criminal identity, the penguin.
An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. Its probably the best villainhero rivalry in all of comic books, and we. Iconic batman villains are resurrected to fight against as part of this tradition. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 128 pages and is available in hardcover format. Joker may represent the postavengers future for comic. Joker only ever refers to him as abner as a sign of disrespect. The first edition of the novel was published in november 4th 2008, and was written by brian azzarello. Scroll at your own risk the term boner is a classic piece of slang, oft quoted in our younger days. New batman comic depicts joker campaigning for trumps re. The joker is a master criminal with a clownlike appearance, and is considered one of the most infamous criminals within gotham city. The bat family would come in handy just then, but as much of. While he was never referenced by name, trump was aided by the joker and superman. Batman and the joker will have one of their biggest battles ever in the upcoming joker war story arc. The joker and batman s frenemy catwoman end up competing for a movie actors trained feline sidekick.1184 531 613 807 791 490 1019 1367 839 649 941 520 1081 1544 305 86 1416 1188 1003 1222 1335 1431 1249 276 1033 1400 409 10 796 414 889 140 993 940 91 496