Batman / Batman Joker

Which Batman Has Joker in It?

Batman and Joker are two of the most iconic characters in the comic book world. The dynamic between these two characters has been explored in various Batman adaptations, including movies, TV shows, and comics.

But which Batman adaptations feature the Joker? Let’s explore.

Comics

  • Batman #1 (1940) – This is the first appearance of the Joker in comics. It was published by DC Comics and written by Bill Finger with art by Bob Kane.
  • The Killing Joke (1988) – This graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland explores the origins of the Joker.
  • A Death in the Family (1988-1989) – This storyline features the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin, at the hands of the Joker.

Movies

  • Batman (1989) – This movie directed by Tim Burton features Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) – This movie directed by Christopher Nolan features Heath Ledger as the Joker. Ledger posthumously won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.
  • Joker (2019) – While not a Batman movie per se, this movie directed by Todd Phillips explores the origin story of the Joker played by Joaquin Phoenix.

TV Shows

  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995) – This animated series features Mark Hamill as the voice actor for the Joker. Hamill has since become synonymous with voicing this iconic villain.
  • Gotham (2014-2019) – This TV show explores a young Bruce Wayne before he becomes Batman and features Cameron Monaghan as the Joker (or a version of the Joker).

Conclusion

As we can see, the Joker has been a prominent figure in many Batman adaptations over the years. From comics to movies to TV shows, this iconic villain has been portrayed by various actors and explored from different angles. Whether you prefer Jack Nicholson’s campy portrayal or Heath Ledger’s darker take on the character, there is no denying that the Joker is an integral part of the Batman mythos.