The Joker is Lex Luthor’s Imaginary Friend

Posted by Gia Manry on Aug 27, 2010 in Comic Books |

The Joker knows why Lex Luthor isn't popular.

I’m more of a manga girl than an American comics girl- and what U.S. comics I read are rarely superheroes -but the Joker has always been one of my favorite villains. And not only because his presence in the Batman: The Animated Series cartoon usually included the delicious Harley Quinn’s. (Okay, it was mostly that, but still not completely.) And in this comic strip in the style of Calvin & Hobbes, which is credited within the image to Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, who co-created the 2008 The Joker volume, proves why the Joker is so much cooler than Lex Luthor.

And, if you think about it a little more deeply, why Batman is cooler than Superman.

The Joker and Lex Luthor, Calvin and Hobbes-style

Haha, just kidding. You can’t read the image when it’s that small. You’ll have to click here for a readable version.

But, seriously, is it just me or is this comic implying that the Joker is a figment of someone’s imagination? Now THAT would make for an interesting AU story.

(P.S. Also, Lex Luthor looks kind of like Charlie Brown’s more clever, better-dressed, but even more bald twin.)

Gia Manry is a professional writer specializing in geek culture. She currently writes primarily for Anime News Network, but also likes being followed on Twitter. She can be contacted via her website.

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