When it comes to comic book villains, the Joker plays second fiddle to nobody. Few can match the madness of the clown prince of crime. Despite all this, the Joker was not always a despicable bad guy. You heard it right! During his rich, eighty-year-long history in the comics, the Joker has had his good days too.
Fought Crime In Gotham (2017)
“Batman: White Knight” is set in an alternate reality in which Batman and the Joker have actually switched places. The Jester becomes the city’s hope for salvation, and Batman is seen as the main bad guy. After recovering from his madness, Joker decides to take the name Jack Napier, becoming a member of the Gotham Council, whose sole purpose is to end crime.
Stopped the Batman Who Laughs (2017)
If Batman and Joker are teaming up, the situation is really dire. In “Dark Knights: Metal,” the readers are introduced to a new villain – the Batman, who laughs. He is a mixture of Batman and Joker in one freaky bottle. What made this enemy so formidable is that he knows every move that Batman knows. Thus, Bruce was forced to ask the Joker for help in eliminating the new threat. Since Batman and Joker never fought together, the Batman who laughs could not analyze their tactics and got his butt handed to him.
Pillar Of The Community (1998)
This story happened in “Superman: Distant Fires.” If you decide to read it, skip the complicated love triangle between Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, and focus on the Joker. After a nuclear war destroyed most of humanity and many superheroes as well, a group of survivors made it to one of the cities. The Joker not only regains sanity after the fallout, he begins to create and implement plans to protect the city from a bunch of nasty mutants. When the Joker becomes the last hope, you know the world’s gone to hell.