With the premiere of the "The Dark Knight" nearly upon us, CBR brings you the
second of an in-depth history of the Joker in comics and film, from the turbulent
1970s to the new Heath Ledger-starring film.
With "The Dark Knight" in theaters around the world next week, we take an in-depth look at the literary and cinematic history of the Batman's greatest foe, the Joker, in this first of a two-part series.
David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan tell CBR News of the tragic and elemental forces at work in their script for "The Dark Knight," from which comics they took inspiration, and who the film's true protagonist is.
Christopher Nolan's second Batman outing is a dark, haunting vision that reveals
to a mass audience what fans of the characters have known for years - the Joker
is nothing to laugh at.
In our first interview with the five writers of July's series of one-shots, "The Joker's
Asylum," CBR News spoke with "Rex Mundi" creator Arvid Nelson about his
leading rogue and the reason we are all here, The Joker.
The latest "The Dark Knight" trailer has debuted online, featuring great looks at both the Joker and Harvey Dent, and we've got all the info and screen captures for ya.
The Dark Knight viral campaign continues to infect, with Joker events held
all over the world Monday night. CBR News was in Los Angeles and New York
City to get all the details on the event and the brand new trailer.