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8 Joker Origin Stories DC Could Draw From

Marshall Lemon | 29 Mar 2016 19:00
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Batman: Lovers & Madmen

Presented in the pages of Batman Confidential, Loves & Madmen was an attempt to combine Joker's backstory with The Dark Knight's themes. This version gave us "Jack", a genius master criminal bored with his craft until Batman's arrival revitalizes him. After Jack escalates his crime sprees, Batman responds by cutting open those Dark Knight facial scars with a Batarang and turning him over to competing mobsters. This was a bad idea, since the crooks dispose of Jack through a vat of antidepressant chemicals which transforms him into Batman's archnemesis.