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    Character » Joker appears in 3712 issues.

    The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.

    Take a Look at the Evolution of the Joker

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    Edited By inferiorego  Staff

    One of DC's most iconic villains, the Joker, has had a plethora of different looks since his first appearance 75 years ago. HalloweenCostumes.com took a look the history of Joker and highlighted some of his most famous looks in the comic, television, and cinematic history of the character.

     Evolution of the Joker Infographic
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    Coolio

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    Coolio

    No, that's the Joker.

    THIS is Coolio. :p

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    @flash1812: I'm not sure who is scarier at this point, the Joker or Coolio. yeesh! lol

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    Capullo!

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    all of them are cool in their own way. ...except the New 52 look

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    The 1986 and the 2004 ones are pretty bad IMO lol the rest are awesome though

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    #8  Edited By wowlock

    Think I prefer the first Animated Series ,than Arkham series.

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    For me my favorites are, Neal Adams, Bolland, Animated Series, Arkham game series and Capullos.

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    Mark Hamill's cackling Joker laugh will forever be the interpretation I hold the best. Hope my kids, and their kids will still be able to see and enjoy this rendition of Joker as much as I have through the years.

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    #11  Edited By galeme

    Brian Bolland and Greg Capullo are my favorites.

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    Wow, capullo's is the most nightmarish Joker, and Leto is probably the sexiest. They keep getting more and more extreme over the years :D

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    #13 the_stegman  Moderator

    Evolution of Madness.

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    I never knew about Capullo now knowing Joker had lost his face, interesting how such a unique look came about by accident

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    #15  Edited By butters911

    I just don;t get the point of the Joker wearing his own face. I read a Spidey story recently where the Chameleon cut off a prison guards face and wore it so he could break out of prison. But why where your own face as a mask? Seems a little like they are trying to go for badass, but instead went for pointless.

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    That was really cool seeing all the different transitions the Joker went through. I would like to see a live action frank miller Joker. His trademark joker persona with a bit more seriousness to the character than usually. He would need a good actor though.

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    My all time favorite is Dark Knight Joker.

    The Evolution Of Madness!!

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    #18  Edited By justice teen

    @meatwadf said:
    @flash1812 said:

    Coolio

    No, that's the Joker.

    THIS is Coolio. :p

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    One beats you with a crow bar, the other forces you to hear his new mixtape.

    Frank Miller should be ashamed he made the worst joker ever.

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    The Capullos Jokers were my favorite he was terrifying

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    Capullo is my favorite. Neal Adams close second

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    didn't know that this was how capullo came up with the face-mask...the fact that he improvised one of the best iterations of the joker because he and snyder needed him in that story is amazing!

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    By far the bolland version is iconic, comic wise. I however have always loved the animated series look wit hamill's voice.

    They're all great !!

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    My favorites are Brian bolland , frank Miller , beyond and Heath ledger.

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    #24  Edited By Guardias

    Things took a turn for the worst after '92.

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    @meatwadf said:
    @flash1812 said:

    Coolio

    No, that's the Joker.

    THIS is Coolio. :p

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    One beats you with a crow bar, the other forces you to hear his new mixtape.

    Frank Miller should be ashamed he made the worst joker ever.

    I like Miller's Joker in TDKR's context. It wouldn't work anywhere else.

    BTW, is it just me or Coolio looks like a Batman villain?

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    cool

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    Definitely Capullo's.

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    my favorite are

    Arkham series

    the Dark Knight

    and Jred Leto's joker

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    I had no idea there were three different accounts of how the joker came to be. I've always heard the Man Who Laughs version. It still seems the most plausible to me.

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    @tximinoman: That was my first thought, when I saw this picture. lol You could call him "Hairbrained," or something.

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    Leto's Joker looks so bad he doesn't deserve to be on this list.

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    No Red Hood Joker movie mention? I love that film, and John D. does a fine job.

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    Really awesome.

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    I wish to see more of HalloweenCostume.com's infographics.

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    I understand they couldn't include the rendering of every single artist who ever drew the Joker, but how could they leave out McKean's Joker from Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth?

    That's the one that will give you nightmares.

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    Lol at Jared Leto's Joker.

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