The Clown Prince of Crime has gained a reputation of late for his brutal and downright horrifying crimes, with recent film media and comic books hammering home this deranged side to the Joker. However, this brutal side to the Joker wasn’t always as present in his character.
In fact, the Ace of Knaves was often seen as an ego-driven villain who simply wanted to annoy the citizens of Gotham and be recognised for doing so, with Batman: The Animated Series doing well to highlight this side of the character.
While some of these stories may not be as welcome in comics today, they're some of the most entertaining in the character's past and certainly helped to make the Joker into who he is currently.
Like many characters, Joker’s stories in the Golden and Silver Ages of comics were some of the most insane and hilarious stories in comic book history. This article will draw heavily on these stories, but will also aim to include some of the crazier stories from the modern era of comics in order to maintain some semblance of balance.
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