Posts Tagged ‘Dick Sprang’

The Joker Follows Suit

Posted: February 20, 2009 in Batman, DC Comics, The Joker
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It’s been a little while since I posted. I have been very busy and I really haven’t had much to blog about. Anyway here is an interesting story featuring the Clown Prince of Crime. This story was briefly referenced in the recent issue of Batman, “Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader?”













Here’s a story that has become infamous in the last couple of years thank to Superdickery. This is due to the Joker’s excessive use of the word boner, which I guess was not considered to be a double entendre back in the 1950s.

This has now been fully updated. Unfortunately I pulled my own boner by uploading these files to Photobucket. I didn’t ever expect this post to be so popular as I have now exceeded my bandwidth on Photobucket.


I thought that I’d take a break from the current four parter from the 70s, with this interesting story from the 1940s. It has a lot of large props so you can tell that it is a collaboration between Bill Finger and Dick Sprang.













This is another Joker story which I believe was written by Bill Finger with art by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris.













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!).










Most people would know the remake of this story from The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told collection of Joker stories. The 1966 version of the story in that tome written by E Nelson Bridwell and with art by Carmine Infantino basically was an abridged version of the original with some panels lifted directly from that story and was featured in a giveaway book from Kelloggs.

This original version of the story is from 1949. The art looks like it’s by Dick Sprang and the abundance of oversized props indicates that it was probably written by Bill Finger.













This is another ‘old school’ Joker story and one that is quite infamous due to the ‘goat scene’ which has appeared out of context on the Superdickery website.