Why was the jokers face cut off?

Avatar image for z3ro180
#1 Posted by z3ro180 (8616 posts) - - Show Bio

So like tthe title says why was it removed ?

Avatar image for dracade102
#2 Posted by Dracade102 (8452 posts) - - Show Bio

Bath salts.

Avatar image for z3ro180
#3 Posted by z3ro180 (8616 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dracade102: is it wrong that i get that refernce??? but seriso;y why .

Avatar image for danhimself
#4 Posted by danhimself (21430 posts) - - Show Bio

no one knows yet....it will be revealed in the Death of the Family arc

Avatar image for bulk88
#5 Posted by Bulk88 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember reading some where that the removal of Joker's face was originally part of a story that Tony Daniel was planning. Obviously, that story never materialized. Scott Snyder said at one point that when it was decided that he would take on the return of the Joker he had to incorporate Tony Daniel's story into his.

Avatar image for thejokerha
#6 Posted by TheJokerha (169 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bulk88: That gives me some hope. I didn't really like the idea but decided to with hold judgement till I saw where it was going. But this bit of information gives me hope Joker will eventually get his face reattached or it will grow back.

Avatar image for vaizd
#7 Edited by VaizD (256 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheJokerha said:

@Bulk88: That gives me some hope. I didn't really like the idea but decided to with hold judgement till I saw where it was going. But this bit of information gives me hope Joker will eventually get his face reattached or it will grow back.

I'm sure it won't be permanent, much like the scars and permanent smile from the fake Batman shooting him in the face way back in Batman and Son and the lab coat from Black Hand. Although, it would be refreshing for some change in the character to really stick.

Avatar image for evilvegeta74
#8 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4673 posts) - - Show Bio

Shaving to close before his date with Bats!

Avatar image for saucedo17
#9 Posted by Saucedo17 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheJokerha:

It looks like it's tape back, shows you what duck tape can do.

Avatar image for misterketch
#10 Posted by MisterKetch (254 posts) - - Show Bio

That first arc of Detective comics clearly was trying to set up for something but the closest we've gotten to that was in Catwoman with Selina fighting the daughter of Dollmaker. I'd be interested in hearing what the original idea was but I guess Snyder has to give some sort of reason for it.

Avatar image for vampireselektor
#11 Edited by VampireSelektor (853 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: Perhaps it is a mock parody of Batman's 'late '80s-'90s M.O. - "the mask is my true identity, my true face". The first wave of "Death of the Family" comics seem to imply that Joker intends to make a farce of his most defining moments for his reintroduction into the New52. Joker likely still retains his meta-awareness, and making a statement about the past continuity makes for a great way to move forward.

Avatar image for evilvegeta74
#12 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4673 posts) - - Show Bio

Ask him!

Avatar image for tdk_1997
#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (17058 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Snyder said that we are going to find out in the future issues of Batman.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.