Thursday, July 9, 2015


Batman #1 published on April 25, 1940 was the first ever introduction of legendary comic book villain the Joker.  The evil flipside of circus clowns, committing crime in gaudy business suit attire with bright green punk rock hair and circus clown makeup while committing crimes that promote anarchy, he spreads terror across Gotham City.  Never had fictional terrorism crime cartel the League of Shadows ever succeeded in finding a better assassin to utilize.  Never knowing what his secret identity was before he became the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker is the greatest enemy that Batman has ever battled against.  He became so popular, that he even had his own comic book series from May 1975 to October 1976.  Anytime the Joker appeared as the enemy in the comic books was an event to anticipate.  Likewise in the movies, the presence of the Joker had always been treated as the greatest enemy Batman has ever faced.  Though never coming close to matching Batman's super-powered intelligence, the Joker made up for his lack of intelligence by mindlessly attacking innocence without provocation and without an organized plan just for the heck of it.  The Joker is only interested in spreading anarchy simply because he considers it fun.  There is a tragic element to this horrible excuse of a human being (In the comic books at least).  He was once an innocent law abiding (And nameless) employee of a chemical factory who only agreed to rob the chemical factory he worked for to pay for his wife's pregnancy.  However, his pregnant wife and unborn child died in a preventable household accident while he was helping to plan the crime.  The horror was revealed that he could've saved his wife and unborn child if he wasn't there to help plan the crime.  Then only he survived the robbery only by falling into a vat of chemicals froze his skin into that of a punk rocker circus clown forever.  Bruce Wayne tried to save his greatest enemy (Then still an innocent) from falling into the chemical vat, but it was too little and much too late.  And thus the greatest enemy that Bruce Wayne aka the Batman ever faced was born for the first time ever.  And Gotham shall cringe as the Joker avenges the death of his wife and unborn child by insulting everything that the two had ever fought for as well as defended by spreading anarchy along with fear. 
The late Cesar Romero as the Joker in the television series Batman (January 12, 1966 (1966-01-12) to March 14, 1968).  He is the first and the only Hispanic-American actor to play the role
 Jack Nicholson as the Joker in the 1989 theatrical motion picture film Batman
 The late Heath Ledger as the Joker in the 2008 film the Dark Knight
 Cameron Monaghan as the Joker in the television series Gotham (2014 to current)

 Jared Leto as the Joker in the soon-to-be-released comic book film the Suicide Squad

 Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D. before she became Harley Quinn as played by Margot Robbie opposing the Joker before he drove her psychotic and turned her into his girlfriend/sidekick

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn after her complete irreversible psychotic breakdown courtesy of her on again/off again lover the Joker

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