Joker was created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger and Bob Kane to appear in Batman #1 in the spring of 1940. It’s being said that its inspiration was Conrad Veidt’s interpretation of a man who is scarred so horribly that he’s left with a permanent ghostly grin on his face. Joker was originally intended to die in the first issue (like every bad guy had done in the comics until that day), but the character was so well written and received that the editor’s realized the incredible potential of the character and had the end of “Return of the Joker” rewritten so Joker would survive his wounds.
That day… A STAR WAS BORN!
Since then, he has trascended the margins of the Batman Books and taken over the entire DC Universe becoming a god reshaping reality and has battled everybody from Superman to Wonderwoman and the Flash He’s been fused with other villains, and has even guest started incomic books from other companies from Jerry Lewis Comics to Spawn).
The Clown Prince of Crime has been depicted in every form, shape, and media imaginable. Many artists have had the chance to give life to this iconic villain and many actors have portrayed him magnificently or lent their voices to memorable animator’s creations cherished by many fans. Each one of us has our favorites version of the Clown, and each Joker representation either in comic, literature, television or cinema has it’s own merit. It is for this that reason that I’ve decided to copile this CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY that is going to include Joker in every form of media and links to each different appearance and manifestation (as they are available). Please feel free to follow each link to discover the many faces and the many voices of the CLown Prince of Crime…