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Ever since he made his debut in 1940's Batman #1, the Joker has been the arch-criminal among arch-criminals, the one villain who can truly lay claim to being Batman's nemesis. As a result, he's made quite a few appearances across other media, serving as the antagonist in movies, television, and even a handful of video games.
Now, with Jared Leto set to take the role with a new interpretation rooted in questionable tattoos and on-set method-acting antics, it's time for us to finally sit down and figure out where we stand. For that, we turn to you, dear reader, as we ask that you cast your vote to tell us which mass media Joker performance is the undisputed best!
The Killing Joke is one of the most divisive Batman stories of all time. Alan Moore’s graphic novel remains a thorny topic for some fans, who feel as though Barbara Gordon’s treatment is despicable, while others have lauded Moore’s work as an iconic installment in the ongoing saga of Batman and The Joker. Further raising a few eyebrows is DC Comics’ animated adaptation of the story, which now has an official teaser along with a 12-minute sneak peek to show you how they brought this particular tale from page to screen.
While rumoured for several months, it has been officially confirmed via CBR that Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will both return to their iconic roles as Batman and The Joker in DC’s latest animated feature, an adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke.
Hamill also unveiled the first look at the film’s animation style on Twitter, which seems to eschew an adaptation of Brian Bolland’s art in favour of the more generic style that has become popular with DC’s animated division. Tara Strong reprises her role as Barbara Gordon from Batman: The Animated Series, and Ray Wise will voice Commissioner James Gordon.
Dutifully putting up with Legends of Tomorrow setup since their October premieres, both Arrow and The Flash will finally return to their own storylines just in time to close out the year on a dark note. The CW has released extended trailers for both 2015 finales “Running to Stand Still” and “Dark Waters,” while a departed star teases an impending return?
Now that last night finally put the big Legends of Tomorrow crossover behind us, The Flash will be getting into the holiday spirit for its 2015 finale “Running to Stand Still.” of course. the DC universe isn’t exactly going to take it easy on Barry, uniting Mark Hamill’s Trickster with Captain Cold and Weather Wizard, but is Wally West coming to the rescue? Check out the full photos!
Despite resting up for Thanksgiving, The Flash will have plenty beyond turkey on his plate in the coming weeks, first kicking off the Legends of Tomorrow crossover (potentially with a shark-sized big bad). The final hour of 2015 may bring even more DC goodness however, returning Mark Hamill as the Trickster alongside Liam McIntyre’s Weather Wizard, and even introducing its version of fellow speedster Wally West.
The Flash showed immense reverence for its CBS predecessor in casting its many alum, often in the same roles, and Season 2 will prove no different. Following Trickster double trouble in Season 1, Mark Hamill himself will return to menace Barry Allen once more in Season 2.
Batman’s iconic animated series has influenced The Dark Knight’s legacy and vocal talent for decades, but did you know that Tim Curry almost voiced The Joker before Mark Hamill? Or that the animated adaptation created Harley Quinn altogether? You are vengeance, and you are the night, you will enjoy our 18th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which flies through Gotham City on leather wings for Batman: The Animated Series!
The Killing Joke is one of the more notable entries in Batman comic book history, offering one of the most sadistic versions of the Joker to date. Alan Moore’s book is one of the more divisive among fans, who either love it or despise it, and in further proving their commitment to the darker side of superhero stories, DC is taking The Killing Joke and adapting it…into an animated feature, of all things.