September 24, 2022

For all of the havoc he wreaks on Gotham, there’s nonetheless loads we don’t know in regards to the Joker. DC’s comedian ebook sequence Flashpoint Past has divulged some essential information, nonetheless, lastly unveiling his very familiar-sounding identify: Jack White.

In problem #5 of Flashpoint Past — a sequel to 2011’s Flashpoint — Batman’s father, Thomas Wayne, heads to Arkham Asylum to fulfill together with his estranged, incarcerated spouse Martha. Martha tells Thomas that she compelled Psycho-Pirate, a villain notable for having intensive data of the multiverse, to disclose all the pieces he knew about the principle DC Universe timeline, together with the Joker’s actual identify — which, in fact, he shares with the previous White Stripes frontman.

Fortunately, the opposite Jack White appears happy with the coincidence: “An fascinating notice; through the strategy of placing collectively the art work for my album ‘Worry of the Daybreak’ final 12 months, i requested artist Rob Jones to speak with the wonderful DC comedian artist Mikel Janin to see if he can be keen on a fee: illustrating me within the vary of the model that he attracts his model of The Joker for DC comics,” our cowl star alum wrote on Instagram. “Weird patterns and coincidences emerge within the universe that we solely see glimpses of at instances, some significant, some meaningless. A big thanks to Mr. Janin for contributing this excellent work to the report.”

The Joker has had just a few different actual names previously, nonetheless. In 1989’s Batman, he was Jack Napier, whereas Joaquin Phoenix’s iteration of him in 2019’s Joker bore the start identify Arthur Fleck. However that is the primary time Joker has been given a reputation within the core DC Comics continuity. There’s additionally a chance that the illustrated Jack White might be simply one in all three Jokers. Both means, this fortuity is price smiling broad for. See the non-villanous Jack White’s put up under.

White’s final album was July’s Coming into Heaven Alive.

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