This Guide Traces the Evolution of the DC Comics' Villain the Joker

By: David Ingram - Sep 24, 2015
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Celebrating 75 years as Batman's arch nemesis, DC Comics' villain The Joker has been honored with this infographic that traces back the iconic character's origins and development.

Assembled by HalloweenCostumes, this infographic examines the original inspiration for the clown prince of crime and the controversy surrounding it. Evidently three separate people claim to have a hand in the creation of this DC Comics villain and also cite different sources for his initial inspiration.

The infographic also chronicles The Joker's first appearance as Batman's continuous source of frustration way back in 1940 all the way to present-day time. Since his first appearance, The Joker has undergone many transformations in print, television and the silver screen as different writers and artists have added their own takes to this iconic pop culture character.