New DC Comic Features a Pregnant Joker
New DC Comic Features a Pregnant Joker
He doesn't exactly scream father of the year...
The Joker is undergoing some, ah, changes in a recent comic from DC, hilariously dividing fans.
In the latest issue of Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing, the Clown Prince of Crime finds himself pregnant after a spell cast by magician superhero Zatanna has some unexpected consequences.
Zatanna’s spell specifically said that “no one else will ever have your baby,” as she pushed his face into a puddle of mud. The next morning after their confrontation, Joker wakes up nine months pregnant — only to vomit up a sentient mud blob that morphs into a mini-Joker.
\u201cThe Joker is pregnant\u201d— \u00a1Steve Venegas!\ud83e\udd47 (@\u00a1Steve Venegas!\ud83e\udd47) 1673008154
Look, comics are notoriously wild and unexpected. As many longtime DC fans pointed out, a cis man getting pregnant and puking up a mud baby is hardly at the top of the zany charts for these types of things.
But because it meshes with the current “culture wars” (aka the crusade against trans people and gender identity), some people absolutely lost it over a handful of goofy panels.
\u201cToday, DC released a comic in which the Joker becomes pregnant and gives birth to a mud monster who transforms into a child-version of himself who he adopts as his son. \n\n...I don't know how much longer I can do this...\n\n@ComicLoverMari @MrGabeHernandez\u201d— Jester_Bell \ud83c\udfa5 \ud83c\udf7f \ud83e\udd73 (@Jester_Bell \ud83c\udfa5 \ud83c\udf7f \ud83e\udd73) 1672775599
\u201cI woke up and the first thing i read was "in a new comic The Joker becomes pregnant with a mud child" and i am begging God to do me the mercy of offing me in my sleep\u201d— Win98 Tech Support (@Win98 Tech Support) 1672836101
\u201cMassive toxicity & woke behavior by DC Comics. Seriously, something needs to be done to weed out this idiotic behavior. Why the hell did they make Joker Pregnant!\u201d— Varun Uppal (@Varun Uppal) 1673008062
But other fans and casual onlookers were considerably less fazed — and even hyped about writer Matthew Rosenberg finding a way to up the bizarre factor in a world that already focuses on a maniacal clown terrorizing Gotham.
\u201c@Dude_Largepants @TheresaCampagna @ComicLoverMari @MrGabeHernandez How dare you give context when the original was expressly trying to leave it out for the purpose of generating maximum outrage.\u201d— Jester_Bell \ud83c\udfa5 \ud83c\udf7f \ud83e\udd73 (@Jester_Bell \ud83c\udfa5 \ud83c\udf7f \ud83e\udd73) 1672775599
\u201cOH MY GOD PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY FUMING ABOUT A COMIC WHERE THE JOKER ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOWS CLAYFACE, IS PREGNANT, AND PUKES OUT A CLAY-JOKER-HYBRID AND JOKER THINKS ZATANNA IS THE FATHER\n\nTHIS IS -ALL- I'VE EVER WANTED FROM A JOKER COMIC\u201d— \ud835\ude41\ud835\ude61\ud835\ude64\ud835\ude65\ud835\ude68 (@\ud835\ude41\ud835\ude61\ud835\ude64\ud835\ude65\ud835\ude68) 1672831578
\u201cSo they Officially made the Joker pregnant huh. I have already been there done that.\u201d— \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0fVic he/him\ud83d\udd1e (@\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0fVic he/him\ud83d\udd1e) 1672969454
\u201cConservatives complaining about comics they don\u2019t read is usually pretty funny in the first place, but today\u2019s fake outrage is about an out of continuity backup story where the Joker swallows a bunch of cursed mud. Because their pea brains explode when they see \u201cpregnant man\u201c.\u201d— The Mayor of Christmas\ud83c\udf84\ud83c\udf85\ud83c\udfff\ud83e\udddb\ud83c\udffb\u200d\u2642\ufe0f\ud83c\udf81 (@The Mayor of Christmas\ud83c\udf84\ud83c\udf85\ud83c\udfff\ud83e\udddb\ud83c\udffb\u200d\u2642\ufe0f\ud83c\udf81) 1672860845
\u201cI really hope that Comic Book Twitter never discovers the Silver Age. Their heads would explode.\u201d— The Wednesday Pull List! (@The Wednesday Pull List!) 1672947694
Anyway,Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga should absolutely scrap everything they’re doing and pick up this plotline instead.
What is Joker's real identity?
A 2022 comic revealed Joker's true identity as Jack Oswald White, but there have been variations over the years.
Is Joker 2 confirmed?
A Joker sequel has been confirmed, but with Warner Bros. Discovery reversing decisions all the time now, it's impossible to say for sure that something will be released until it actually has been.
What is Joker rated?
The Joker movie is rated R.
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