A Tip of the Mad Hat to The Joker
Let’s take a moment to remember Jerry Robinson, 89, who died this week in Manhattan. Although Bob Kane is credited with giving us The Batman, one of the greatest heroes of all time, Robinson generally is thought to have been the mad genius behind The Joker, Batman’s arch nemesis who has lasted now into his eighth decade of mayhem.
As a creator of good guys and bad guys, I have always had a soft spot in my heart and a twisted spot in my soul for The Joker. He has no super powers. He has no over-riding agenda. He just wants to be bad.
Thank you, Mr. Robinson. Your creation will live on in our nightmares.
The image at left features pencils by Marshall Rogers, inks by Terry Austin. To me, this is the definitive Joker.
Posted on December 9, 2011, in Blog and tagged Bob Kane, DC Comics, Detective Comics, Jerry Robinson, joker fish, Marshall Rogers, Terry Austin, The Batman, The Joker. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on A Tip of the Mad Hat to The Joker.