Friday, February 4, 2011
FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Joker
Even if you've never read a comic in your entire life, there's a handful of characters that it's impossible for you not to recognize. The Joker is definitely one of them.
Growing up watching the old Adam West TV series, a lot of us got the idea that the Joker was just some wacky guy with a twisted sense of humor that lived to play practical jokes on the dynamic duo. The Batman cartoons from the 70s didn't do much to change that image, either. What surprises me is that the character was much darker and malevolent in his first appearance.
Think I'm kidding? This story has four murders in it.
from THE GREATEST JOKER STORIES EVER TOLD (ISBN: 0930289-36-6) 1988
originally from BATMAN #1, Spring 1940
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