Posts tagged ‘Batman’

Batman vs The Joker – The Joe Miller Joke Book

Here’s another great Golden Age story which focuses on the Joker’s vanity and the fact that he considers himself a great comedian.


The Man Who Wrote The Joker’s Jokes

I am putting a brief hiatus on my posting of Joker stories. Whilst the Joker is undoubtedly my favourite of all comic book characters, I feel that I must move onto other things.

The Joker’s Comedy Of Errors

Here’s a story that has become infamous in the last couple of years thank to Superdickery. This is due to the Joker’s excessive use of the word boner, which I guess was not considered to be a double entendre back in the 1950s.

The Sound Effects Crimes

This is another Joker story which I believe was written by Bill Finger with art by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris.

The Joker Batman!

This type of story where the Joker and Batman possess each others bodies has occurred a few times, most recently about five years ago. This story that I have now posted is the first time that it happened.
I believe that this story was written by Bill Finger and pencils by Dick Sprang and inking by Charles Paris. I base this all on the look of the Joker and the fact that there are some oversized props used in the story (a Finger trademark!).

This One’ll Kill You, Batman!

This was the second Joker story after the end of the Grim Jester’s five-year hiatus. It was written by Denny O’Neil and served as a precursor to the Clown Prince of Crimes’ own short-lived series.

Surprisingly there were a few DC readers who did not like this story at the time it was printed, which could be why it has since only been reprinted once in Batman In The Seventies. Many people did not like seeing Batman looking like a buffoon laughing all the time, which in my mind just made him a little bit vulnerable and the Joker a little bit more threatening.

The Joker’s Rumpus Room Revenge!

This Joker story, which to my knowledge has not been reprinted since it was first published in the early 1980s, was written by Gerry Conway and has art work by the late Don Newton. Gerry Conway is the man who while writing for Spider-man in the early 70s, was responsible for the death of Gwen Stacy. His most notable contributions to Batman during his run as writer was the creation of Jason Todd and Killer Croc. Nowdays he is the creator and executive producer of Law & Order – Criminal Intent.

Don Newton is an artist who doesn’t get a lot of recognition, perhaps because he did not do a great amount of work before his untimely passing in 1984. For those who want to know more about Don Newton, visit the Art of Don Newton tribute site.