The Evolution of the Joker [Infographic]

Evolution of Joker Infographic

No superhero and supervillain duo embody the eternal struggle of good and evil better than Batman and the Joker. Where Batman embodies justice, order, and all that is good, The Joker is the personification of evil, anarchy, and chaos. The Joker and Batman have been going at it since the 1940s, and will continue to do so through 2016 with the release of Suicide Squad. His origin in the real world is as mysterious as it is in the comics, with three different men claiming to have had varying degrees of responsibility in creating him. A character that was meant to be a one-off appearance eventually evolved into one of the most recognizable villains in popular culture.

Over his 75 year history the Clown Prince of Crime has appeared in cartoons, live action television, movies, video games, and comics. Explore his inspirations and how he has changed with this awesome evolution infographic.

 

Evolution of the Joker Infographic

 

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Can you believe the Joker has changed so much in the last 75 years? What do you think about Jared Leto's interpretation of the character from Suicide Squad? Comment below with your favorite version of the Joker, and don't forget to check out our selection of Joker costumes and Batman costumes in our shop!

 

 

Infographic Design Credit: Kate Willaert

David Rosencrance David “Rosey” Rosencrance is an Inbound Marketing Specialist for Halloweencostumes.com. Rosey is a lover of food, friends, whiskey, and words. As a student of the written word, Rosey prides himself on his ability to create run-on-sentences, to make up words, and to convince others that these pseudo-words were real the whole time. When he’s not either writing or cruising Reddit, you’ll probably find him in front of his computer adventuring in Azeroth with his lovely wife, or in the kitchen experimenting like some sort of mad scientist.

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