Buckle up, DC fans, as we’re in for a wild ride! If you’re checking this article out, chances are you’ve already seen your fellow DC fans going haywire because of the latest issue in Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing. In the latest issue of the DC Comics, The Joker is revealed to be pregnant and you might just be mindblown when you discover who the father is. Stay with us!
The Joker gets pregnant in DC Comics’ Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing
In Issue #4 of Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing, a confrontation ensues between The Joker and Zatanna. For those unfamiliar with her character, Zatanna poses as a stage magician. However, she actually possesses supernatural powers which allow her to cast spells on whoever she encounters.
Matthew Rosenberg created the story and he teamed up with Carmine Di Giandomenico to deliver this mindblowing issue of Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing. Hinting at what’s to come, the latest issue is called “Knocked Upside Down!”
To give some context, The Joker has already tried time and again to sweep Zatanna off of her feet. They come to a standstill this time when she ruins his plans of stealing Gotham’s water supply, and this is when things get interesting. At one point, The Joker tries to persuade Zatanna into starting a family with him. Unfortunately, this backfires as Zatanna is not pleased with his attempts to woo her.
Zatanna then casts one of her backward spells on The Joker: “On eno esle lliw reve evah ruoy ybab!” but if we reverse it, the spell translates to: “No one else will ever have your baby!”
The father of The Joker’s baby is… The Joker himself
After his encounter with Zatanna, the Clown Prince of Crime wakes up the next day feeling bloated. It turns out that Zatanna’s curse took effect overnight and in a panic, The Joker seeks help from another supervillain called Doctor Phosphorous. The doctor confirms that The Joker is nine months pregnant. Unfortunately, despite his expertise in medicine, Doctor Phosphorous is unsure where the baby will come out from.
Fast forward to a few panels in the comics later and we see The Joker start vomiting. To solve the mystery behind The Joker giving birth, he actually vomits out the child that was formed in him overnight. At first, it looks like The Joker is just puking out disgusting sludge.
But then, The Joker’s vomit starts materializing into a kid version of him. Without skipping a beat, the two immediately take in each other’s appearances and compliment each other through thought bubbles.
Will we see more of Baby Joker in the next issues?
The DC Universe has just gained another addition to its family. Do keep in mind that this isn’t the first time The Joker has experienced fatherhood. Judging by the looks of it, Baby Joker looks like he’s here to stay. We’re more than excited to see where the storyline for Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing goes now that there is a Joker Jr. running around.
Will they be the next unstoppable duo in Gotham? Or will The Joker’s days of fatherhood be short-lived?
What was your reaction when you found out that The Joker is pregnant? Are you looking forward to more of this father-son duo in the next issues? Let us know in the comments below! Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content.
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