20 Oct
A retrospective look at the 70+ years of DC's biggest villain

Arguably the most hated (and yet beloved) villain in comic book history, the Joker has had his fair share of highs and lows over the 70+ years he’s been featured in print, television and film. In showcasing his storied history, writer Daniel Wallace’s The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime looks back at the villain’s various psychotic appearances throughout the years — appearances which shape not only the way we look at his iconic archenemy Batman, but also the comic book universe as a whole. The Joker’s sadistic sense of humor and extreme pranks have wreaked havoc throughout Gotham, injuring those closest to the Caped Crusader and bringing him heinous joy along the way. Star Wars’ Mark Hamill lent his voice to the role of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, and writes the introduction. The Joker features work from the artists and writers behind the Clown Prince of Crime’s history including Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Brian Azzarello, Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. We’re also treated with images from his various film, television, animated and video game incarnations, including Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning portrayal in the 2008 film The Dark Knight. Fans and nerds alike, consider this retrospective 208-page book a must-have for $22.

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