Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Today in Comics History, August 1: Dreadful birthday, dear Joker!

This is an expanded and updated version of a post originally published August 1, 2022.

According to the Super DC Calendar 1976, today's the birthday of the Clown of Crime: you know him, you love him, you're terrified out of your wits by him: The Joker!

from Super DC Calendar 1976 (DC, 1975), letters by Ben Osa

So, how'd that surprise party work out for ya, Mister Joker?

from Batman #321 (DC, March 1980), script by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Dick Giordano, colors by Glynis Oliver, letters by Ben Oda

So celebrate with all of your closest friends!

from "Two Jokers" in Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham Special #1 one-shot (DC, October 2022), script by Jamiesen Borak, pencils and inks by Jon Mikel, colors by Nick Filardi, letters by Taylor Esposito

By the way, Cesar Romero would like to assure you fine folks that his birthday is February 15. Not today.

(But also see December 6.)

1 comment:

Blam said...

Where's Batgirl? (stares daggers at HBO Max)