A defining villain in the DC Universe since 1940, the Joker is a true comic icon and cultural phenomenon. Opposite in character and appearance, the Joker is the ideal nemesis to Batman. Archenemies from the start, they continue to make for one of the most compelling and enduring hero/villain duos in popular culture. Disfigured in a chemical accident and despite the fact that he possesses no technical superpower, his twisted sense of humor, diabolical personality, visually thrilling appearance and scientific genius, makes the charismatically fearless Joker one of the most powerful antiheroes in the Universe. The villainous time has arrived and it’s no laughing matter.