About the model
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This is not our intellectual property. This is Fan art created by @Wekster. Not for resale or making a profit.
Notes from Creator:
Model is now available in parts thanks to Kaspars Butlers
What’s up with you, how’s life?
Btw this model needs a little bit of custom support under the chin.
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A brief history of the Joker!
The Joker is a supervillain and the archenemy of Batman. He was first introduced in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) but faded into obscurity in the 1950s as a harmless prankster, starting in the early 1970s he was re-introduced as a more legitimate threat. The Joker is a master criminal with a clown-like appearance and is considered one of the most infamous criminals within Gotham City.
Initially portrayed as a violent sociopath who murders people for his own amusement, the Joker later in the 1940s began to be written as a goofy trickster-thief. That characterization continued through the late-1950s and 1960s before the character became again depicted as a vicious, calculating, psychopathic killer.
The Joker has been responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman’s life, including the paralysis of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle), and the murders of Jason Todd (the second Robin), and Jim Gordon’s second wife Sarah Essen.
He was also ranked eighth on Empire’s Greatest Comic Book Character of All Time list, (notably being the highest-ranked villain character on the list), as well as being the fifth Greatest Comic Book Character Ever in Wizard Magazine’s 200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of all Time list, once again being the highest-ranked villain on the list. Wizard Magazine listed him as the #1 villain of all time in 2006.
Interpretations of the Joker’s appearance in other media include Cesar Romero’s in the live-action Batman television series, Jack Nicholson’s in the Tim Burton Batman film, and Mark Hamill’s in Batman: The Animated Series, other DC Animated Universe shows, and the Rocksteady Arkham games. As played by Nicholson, The Joker ranks #45 in the American Film Institute’s list of the top 50 film villains of all time.
In the 2008 film The Dark Knight, the role was played by Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for his performance. Cameron Monaghan played variations on the character in the television series Gotham, while Joaquin Phoenix played the role in the 2019 film Joker, which focuses on giving the character an origin story.
The joker in movies and media
The Joker has appeared in a variety of media, including television series, animated and live-action films. WorldCat (a catalog of libraries in 170 countries) records over 250 productions featuring the Joker as a subject, including films, books, and video games, and Batman films featuring the character are typically the most successful. The character’s earliest on-screen adaptation was in the 1966 television series Batman and its film adaptation Batman, in which he was played as a cackling prankster by Cesar Romero (reflecting his contemporary comic counterpart). The Joker then appeared in the animated television series The Adventures of Batman (1968, voiced by Larry Storch), The New Adventures of Batman (1977, voiced by Lennie Weinrib), and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985, voiced by Frank Welker).
A darker version of the Joker (played by Jack Nicholson) made his film debut in 1989’s Batman, which earned over $400 million at the worldwide box office. The role was a defining performance in Nicholson’s career and was considered to overshadow Batman’s, with film critic Roger Ebert saying that the audience must sometimes remind themselves not to root for the Joker.
Batman’s success led to the 1992 television series, Batman: The Animated Series. Voiced by Mark Hamill, the Joker retained the darker tone of the comics in stories acceptable for young children. Hamill’s Joker is considered a defining portrayal, and he voiced the character in spin-off films (1993’s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and 2000’s Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker), video games (2001’s Batman: Vengeance), related series (1996’s Superman: The Animated Series, 2000’s Static Shock and 2001’s Justice League), action figures, toys, and amusement-park voiceovers. A redesigned Joker, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, appeared in 2004’s The Batman; Richardson was the first African-American to play the character.
After Christopher Nolan’s successful 2005 Batman film reboot, Batman Begins, which ended with a teaser for the Joker’s involvement in a sequel, the character appeared in 2008’s The Dark Knight, played by Heath Ledger as an avatar of anarchy and chaos. While Batman Begins earned a worldwide total of $370 million; The Dark Knight earned over $1 billion and was the highest-grossing film of the year, setting several contemporary box-office records (including the highest-grossing midnight opening, opening day, and opening weekend).
Ledger won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance, the first acting Oscar ever won for a superhero film. The Joker has featured in a number of animated projects, such as 2009’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold (voiced by Jeff Bennett) and 2011’s Young Justice (voiced by Brent Spiner), and comic book adaptations (including 2010’s Batman: Under the Red Hood and 2020’s Batman: Death in the Family, in which he is voiced by John DiMaggio).
In 2012, Michael Emerson voiced the character in a two-part animated adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns. The television series Gotham (2014–2019) explores the mythology of the Joker through twin brothers Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska played by Cameron Monaghan. Jared Leto portrayed the Joker in Suicide Squad (2016) and will reprise the role in the 2021 director’s cut Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Zach Galifianakis voiced the character in The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
The 2019 film Joker focuses on the origins of the eponymous character as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. The film received critical acclaim for Phoenix’s performance and criticism for its portrayal of mental illness and violence. Like The Dark Knight before it, Joker grossed over $1 billion at the box office, breaking contemporary financial records, and earned numerous awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor for Phoenix.
The Joker has also been featured in video games. Hamill returned to voice the character in 2009’s critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum, its equally praised 2011 sequel Batman: Arkham City, and the multiplayer DC Universe Online. Hamill was replaced by Troy Baker for the 2013 prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, and the Arkham series’ animated spin-off Batman: Assault on Arkham, while Hamill returned for the 2015 series finale, Batman: Arkham Knight. Richard Epcar has voiced the Joker in a series of fighting games including, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008), Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013), its sequel Injustice 2 (2017), and Mortal Kombat 11 (2019).
The character also appeared in Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008), Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012) and its animated adaptation, and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) (the latter three voiced by Christopher Corey Smith), as well as Lego DC Super-Villains (2018), with the role reprised by Hamill. Anthony Ingruber voices the Joker in Batman: The Telltale Series (2016) and its sequel Batman: The Enemy Within (2017).