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The History of Joker Explained

With the release of Todd Phillips’s new movie, we break down the Joker’s role within the Batman universe

With the release of Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, The Ringer’s Jason Concepcion goes all the way back to 1940 to break down the Joker’s full history within the Batman universe. We cover nearly every Joker appearance, going from his debut in Batman No. 1 to the extremely grim 1988 one-shot Batman: The Killing Joke, and even all of the onscreen portrayals of the famous villain.