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.
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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!
The Evolution of the Joker Video
Infographic Design Credit: Kate Willaert