Archive for February 3, 2009


This type of story where the Joker and Batman possess each others bodies has occurred a few times, most recently about five years ago. This story that I have now posted is the first time that it happened.
I believe that this story was written by Bill Finger and pencils by Dick Sprang and inking by Charles Paris. I base this all on the look of the Joker and the fact that there are some oversized props used in the story (a Finger trademark!).









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This was the second Joker story after the end of the Grim Jester’s five year hiatus. It was written by Denny O’Neil and served as a precursor to the Clown Prince of Crimes’ own short lived series.





















Surprisingly there were a few DC readers who did not like this story at the time it was printed, which could be why it has since only been reprinted once in Batman In The Seventies. Many people did not like seeing Batman looking like a bufoon laughing all the time, which in my mind just made him a little bit vulnerable and the Joker a little bit more threatening.