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Joker (DC)(Post-Crisis)(01 - 'Jack')
Real Name: possibly Jack
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The behind-the-scenes origin of the Joker is obscure, mainly because "the big three" early Batman creators--Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson--all claim to have created him. Robinson says that the Joker was simply inspired by the playing card, but Finger points to the 1927 film, The Man Who Laughs. There is room for both points of view as both are likely to be true in some regard. It is somewhat eerie, however, just how much Conrad Veidt's "Gwynnplaine" from the film--a young gypsy whose face is cut into a permanent grin--matches up with the most prevalent early images of the character. Finger's son has said in later years that there was a strong relationship between the Joker's visual form and a face on the entrance to the Steeplechase Pavilion of the Fun at Coney Island amusement park.

In several stories, the Joker is referred to as "Jack" before he becomes the Joker. However, this is not confirmed to be his real name.

First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #569

Other Identities:
Gravedigger (04 - Oberon Sexton impostor)
Red Hood (01 - Joker)

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
52/WW III (2007)
80 Page Giant (1964)
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn (2012)
Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight (2014)
Absolute Batman: The Black Mirror (2019)
Absolute Luthor/Joker (2013)
Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore (2019)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (2009)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Adventures of Superman [I] (2013)
Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman (2003)
All-Star Section Eight (2015)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer (1986)
Anarky (1999)
Arkham Asylum (1989)
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell (2003)
Arkham Asylum: Madness (2010)
Arkham Reborn (2009)
Azrael (1995)
Azrael: Agent of the Bat (1998)
Aztek: The Ultimate Man (1996)
Back Issue (2003)
Batgirl (2000)
Batgirl Year One (2003)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1966)
Batman (Hors Série) (1995)
Batman [BRA] (2002)
Batman [FIN] (1987)
Batman [GER] (1997)
Batman [GER] (2007)
Batman 3-D (1990)
Batman 80-Page Giant 2010 (2011)
Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 (2011)
Batman and Robin (2009)
Batman and Robin by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Omnibus (2017)
Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
Batman Arkham: Clayface (2017)
Batman Arkham: Killer Croc (2016)
Batman Arkham: Penguin (2018)
Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy (2016)
Batman Arkham: Scarecrow (2016)
Batman Arkham: The Riddler (2015)
Batman Arkham: Two-Face (2015)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman Black and White (2013)
Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso: The Deluxe Edition (2017)
Batman by Brian K. Vaughan (2017)
Batman Confidential (2007)
Batman Giant (2018)
Batman Gratis-Comic (2014)
Batman International (2010)
Batman Noir: Eduardo Risso: The Deluxe Edition (2013)
Batman Noir: The Black Mirror (2016)
Batman Noir: The Killing Joke (2016)
Batman Sonderband (1989)
Batman Unwrapped: Andy Kubert (2014)
Batman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
Batman Zero Hour (2017)
Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
Batman: A Death in the Family (2011)
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying (1990)
Batman: A Word to the Wise (1992)
Batman: Arkham Asylum Special (2009)
Batman: Arkham Asylum-Tales of Madness (1998)
Batman: Batgirl (1997)
Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (2002)
Batman: Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (2003)
Batman: Cacophony (2009)
Batman: Child of Dreams (2003)
Batman: Dark Detective (2005)
Batman: Dark Knight Gallery (1996)
Batman: Dark Victory (1999)
Batman: Death Mask (2008)
Batman: Digital Justice (1990)
Batman: DOA (1999)
Batman: Ego (2000)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Europa (2015)
Batman: Europa Director's Cut (2016)
Batman: False Faces (2008)
Batman: Featuring Two-Face and The Riddler (1995)
Batman: Fortunate Son (1999)
Batman: Four of a Kind (1998)
Batman: Fright Club (2012)
Batman: Full Circle (1991)
Batman: Gotham After Midnight (2008)
Batman: Gotham City Secret Files (2000)
Batman: Gotham County Line (2005)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Harley & Ivy (2004)
Batman: Harley and Ivy The Deluxe Edition (2016)
Batman: Harley Quinn (1999)
Batman: Harley Quinn (2015)
Batman: Haunted Knight (1996)
Batman: Jekyll & Hyde (2005)
Batman: Joker (2009)
Batman: Joker Time (2000)
Batman: Joker's Apprentice (1999)
Batman: Joker's Asylum (2008)
Batman: Journey Into Knight (2005)
Batman: Knightfall (1993)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Special (2010)
Batman: Masterpieces (1998)
Batman: Mitefall (1995)
Batman: No Law and a New Order (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Gallery (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files (1999)
Batman: Noël (2011)
Batman: Odyssey (2010)
Batman: Odyssey (2011)
Batman: Odyssey (2012)
Batman: Prodigal (1997)
Batman: Road To No Man's Land (2015)
Batman: Run, Riddler, Run (1992)
Batman: Scarecrow Tales (2005)
Batman: Secrets (2006)
Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
Batman: Streets Of Gotham (2009)
Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure (2004)
Batman: The Cult (1988)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
Batman: The Last Angel (1994)
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996)
Batman: The Man Who Laughs (2005)
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (2010)
Batman: The Strange Deaths Of Batman (2009)
Batman: The Widening Gyre (2009)
Batman: Turning Points (2001)
Batman: Two-Face and Scarecrow Year One (2009)
Batman: Viimeinen Batman-tarina (2010)
Batman: War Crimes (2006)
Batman: War Games (2005)
Batman: War Games (2015)
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (2009)
Batman: Year 100 (2006)
Batman/Aliens II (2002)
Batman/Danger Girl (2005)
Batman/Deadman: Death and Glory (1996)
Batman/Grendel (1996)
Batman/Grendel (2008)
Batman/Hellboy/Starman (1999)
Batman/Joker: Switch (2003)
Batman/Judge Dredd Collection (2012)
Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing (1998)
Batman/Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle (1995)
Batman/Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows (2004)
Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire (1994)
Batman/Scarecrow 3-D (1998)
Batman/Superman (2013)
Batman/The Spirit (2007)
Birds of Prey (1999)
Birds of Prey: Batgirl (1998)
Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle (2003)
Bizarro World (2005)
Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey (1996)
Black Orchid (1988)
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
Booster Gold (2007)
Catwoman (1993)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: When in Rome (2004)
Chase (2011)
Convergence (2015)
Convergence Harley Quinn (2015)
Convergence: Flashpoint (2015)
Countdown (2007)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Danny Fingeroth's Write Now! (2002)
Dark Days: The Road to Metal (2018)
Dave Stevens: Complete Sketches & Studies (2011)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Essentials: Batman and Son (2014)
DC Comics Presents: Batman (2010)
DC Comics Presents: Batman - Arkham (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Batman - Bad (2012)
DC Comics Presents: Batman - The Demon Laughs (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Batman: Blaze of Glory (2012)
DC Comics Presents: Brightest Day (2010)
DC Comics Presents: Harley Quinn (2014)
DC Comics Presents: Impulse (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Lobo (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Superman/Doomsday (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Young Justice (2010)
DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Aliens (2016)
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Justice League (2016)
DC Crossover (1998)
DC First: Batgirl/Joker (2002)
DC Infinite Halloween Special (2007)
DC Retroactive: Superman - The '80s (2011)
DC Universe (2008)
DC Universe Holiday Bash (1997)
DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams (2009)
DC Universe Online (2010)
DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DC/Top Cow Crossovers (2007)
DC/WS DreamWar (2008)
DCU Halloween Special (2008)
DCU Halloween Special '09 (2009)
DCU Halloween Special 2010 (2010)
DCU: Brave New World (2006)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Deadman: Dead Again (2001)
Deathstroke (1995)
Detective Comics (1937)
Detention Comics (1996)
Doctor Fate (1987)
Doctor Fate (1988)
Final Crisis (2008)
Flashpoint (2011)
General Mills Presents (2008)
General Mills Presents: Justice League (2011)
Genesis (1997)
Glenn Fabry Sketchbook (2013)
Gotham Central (2003)
Gotham City Sirens (2009)
Gotham Underground (2007)
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke (2015)
H-E-R-O (2003)
Harley and Ivy: Love on the Lam (2001)
Harley Quinn (2000)
Hellboy: Masks and Monsters (2010)
Hitman (1996)
Hourman (1999)
Identity Crisis (2004)
Impulse (1995)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 (2006)
JLA (1997)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga (1997)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
JLA Secret Files (1997)
JLA Showcase 80-Page Giant (2000)
JLA: Act of God (2000)
JLA: Classified (2005)
JLA: Gods and Monsters (2001)
JLA: Liberty and Justice (2003)
JLA: The Ultimate Guide to The Justice League of America (2002)
JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
JLA: World Without Grown-Ups (1998)
JLA/Titans (1998)
Joker (2008)
Joker: Last Laugh (2001)
Joker: Last Laugh Secret Files (2001)
Joker's Asylum II: Clayface (2010)
Joker's Asylum II: Harley Quinn (2010)
Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc (2010)
Joker's Asylum II: Mad Hatter (2010)
Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler (2010)
Joker's Asylum: Penguin (2008)
Joker's Asylum: Poison Ivy (2008)
Joker's Asylum: Scarecrow (2008)
Joker's Asylum: The Joker (2008)
Joker's Asylum: Two-Face (2008)
Joker/Mask (2000)
JSA (1999)
JSA: Classified (2005)
Justice (2005)
Justice League International (1987)
Justice League of America (2006)
Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
Justice League Wedding Special (2007)
Justice League: Generation Lost (2010)
Justice Leagues: Justice League of Arkham (2001)
Justice Society of America (2007)
Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Knight and Squire (2010)
Legends (1986)
Legends of the Dark Knight [I] (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight [II] (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular (2014)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis (2012)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers (2011)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle (2015)
Legends of the DC Universe (1998)
Legends of the DC Universe 3-D Gallery (1998)
Legends of the World's Finest (1994)
Legion of Super-Heroes (2005)
Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Lobo (1993)
Manhunter (2004)
Martian Manhunter (1998)
Marvel/DC Crossover (1997)
Millennium (1988)
Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe ''Beginnings'' (2008)
Neal Adams Sketch Book (2005)
Nightwing (1996)
Nightwing Secret Files (1999)
Orion (2000)
Outsiders (2003)
Penguin: Pain & Prejudice (2011)
Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights (1994)
Red Hood: Lost Days (2010)
Red Robin (2009)
Robin (1993)
Robin II (1991)
Robin, The Boy Wonder: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Robin: The Teen Wonder (2009)
Robin: Year One (2000)
Rogues Gallery (1996)
Salvation Run (2008)
Sam Kieth: Samplings and Dabblings, A Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition (2013)
Scarecrow (Villains) (1998)
Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2001-2002 (2002)
Secret Files President Luthor (2001)
Secret Origin Mini Comic (1980)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (1998)
Secret Six (2008)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman [II] (2014)
Showcase '94 (1994)
Showcase '95 (1995)
Showcase '96 (1996)
Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
Sins of Youth Secret Files (2000)
Solo (2004)
Spider-Man and Batman (1995)
Stanley and His Monster (1993)
Suicide Squad (1987)
Super Powers (1984)
Superboy (1994)
Superman (1939)
Superman (1987)
Superman [BRA] (2002)
Superman: Emperor Joker (2000)
Superman: King of the World (1999)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Tales of the Batman - Gene Colan (2011)
Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale (2007)
Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin (2013)
Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway (2017)
Tales of the Batman: J.H. Williams III (2014)
Tangent: Superman's Reign (2008)
Teen Titans (1996)
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The Batman Chronicles Gallery (1997)
The Batman Gallery (1992)
The Batman/Judge Dredd Files (2004)
The Book of Fate (1997)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
The Creeper (1997)
The Creeper (2006)
The Darkness/Batman (1999)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The DC Universe by John Byrne (2017)
The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman: The Deluxe Edition (2016)
The Flash (1987)
The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
The Joker: Devil's Advocate (1995)
The Joker: His Greatest Jokes (2019)
The New Teen Titans (1984)
The New Titans (1988)
The Outsiders (1985)
The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
The Spectre (1992)
The Spectre (2001)
The World's Greatest Super-Heroes (2005)
Tim Sale: Heroes, Villains, Babes (2008)
Titans (2008)
Titans East Special (2008)
Trinity (2008)
Two-Face: Year One (2008)
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
Will Eisner's The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Wizard (1991)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wonder Woman [GER] (2001)
World's Finest (1990)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)

Video Game Appearances:
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Batman: Return of the Joker (1991)
Batman: The Video Game (1990)
Batman: Vengeance (2001)
Lego Batman: The Video Game (2008)
The Adventures of Batman and Robin (1994)

Group Affiliation(s):
Fright Club
Injustice Gang (DC)
Injustice League Unlimited
Justice League of Arkham (DC)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"you ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light"

""If I weren't crazy!, I'd be insane!" - Batman:dark detective "

"(To Batman) All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am: just one bad day. You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed—why else would you dress up like a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else…only you won’t admit it! You have to keep pretending that life makes sense; that there’s some point to all this struggling! God, you make me want to puke…It’s all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for…it’s all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can’t you see the funny side? Why aren’t you laughing? "

""I did it! I finally killed Batman! In front of a bunch of vulnerable, disabled kids!!!! Now get me Santa Claus!""

""In my dream, the world had suffered a terrible disaster. A black haze shut out the sun, and the darkness was alive with the moans and screams of wounded people. Suddenly, a small light glowed. A candle flickered into life, symbol of hope for millions. A single tiny candle, shining in the ugly dark. I laughed and blew it out.""

"They could put me in a helicopter and fly me up into the air and line up the bodies head to toe on the ground in delightful geometric patterns like an endless June Taylor dancers routine—and it would never be enough. No, I don’t keep count. But you do. And I love you for it."

"Oh, yes! fill the churches with dirty thoughts! Introduce honesty to the white house! Write letters in dead languages to people you've never met! Paint filthy words on the foreheads of children! Burn your credit cards and wear high heels! Asylum doors stand open! Fill the suburbs with murder and rape! Divine madness! Let there be ecstacy, ecstacy in the streets! Laugh and the world laughs with you!"

""Wait Till They Get A Load Of Me" - Jack Nicholson As The Joker In The Official Movie (1989)"

"See I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve"

""Why so serious?" - Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight"

"•The guy goes into the hospital, okay? His wife’s just had a baby and he can’t wait to see them both. So he meets the doctor and he says, ‘Oh, Doc, I’ve been so worried. How are they?’ And the doctor smiles and says, ‘They’re fine. Just fine. Your wife’s delivered a healthy baby boy and they’re both in tip-top form. You’re one lucky guy.’ So the guy rushes into the maternity ward with his flowers. But it’s empty. His wife’s bed is empty. ‘Doc?’ He says and turns around and the doctor and all the nurses wave their arms and scream in his face. ‘April fool! Your wife’s dead and the baby’s a spastic!!’” "

""I’m like a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do if I caught one…I’d just do things." "I believe… whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you…stranger." "You know, madness is a lot like gravity… sometimes all you need is a little push." "Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos, I’m an agent of chaos , and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair." "

""I don’t want to kill you. What would I do without you? Go back to ripen off mob dealers, no, no, no, no, you…You complete…me.""

""You… you just couldn’t let me go could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You are truly incorruptable aren’t you. You won’t kill me because of some misplaced sense of self-rightousness. And I won’t kill you because…you’re just too much fun. I get the feeling that you and I are destined to do this forever.""

""Shoot the kids and drown the neighbors! We've got a winner!" "

""Kidnapping... it's not just for kids... anymore." "

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