The Joker’s Real Identity Is Going To Be Revealed

03.29.16 7 months ago • 25 Comments


The real identity of The Joker has always been a murky thing in the Batman comics. Maybe he was a stand-up comedian who cracked. Maybe his name was Jack. Maybe he’s an immortal force of chaos. Maybe not. Like the Joker himself has said, “If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!”

Well, Joker may not get his druthers much longer, because DC Comics plans to make his identity significantly less multiple choice, at least in one multiverse.

At a DC Comics event at WonderCon, the writer and artist of the Justice League comic (Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, respectively) announced Joker’s identity will be revealed in Justice League #50 on May 25. We already knew this was likely coming. In Justice League #42, Batman gained access to the Mobius chair, which knows all. To test it, he asked who killed his parents; it answered correctly: Joe Chill. He then asked for Joker’s real name.

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