Batman was first introduced to the world in
the Detective Comics
series in 1939 and his character was such a hit with readers that he was given his own solo series a year later. The first issue of Batman
hit newsstands in the spring of 1940 and built on the tale of super hero/businessman Bruce Wayne. Aside from launching one of the strongest super hero franchises, the premier issue presented the public with one of the most iconic super villains: The Joker. Since then, the green haired villain has taken on varied appearances in comics, cartoons and cinema. In "The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime", author Daniel Wallace takes a look back at the different representations of the sadistic smiler from his initial comic crimes from the '40s to his most recent film interpretation by the late Heath Ledger in 2008's "The Dark Knight". Get your copy of "The Joker" here
and get a preview of the book after the jump!
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