The Joker is pregnant in a new DC comic book…
The Joker’s confrontation with magical being Zatanna backfires, in the latest Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing.
Zatanna casts a backwards curse on him,
“On eno esle lliw reve evah ruoy ybab!”
[“No one else will ever have your baby!”]
And the Joker wakes up pregnant! Genius!
He then decides to get help from fellow supervillain, Doctor Phosphorus, who helps deliver the child. The Joker vomits a blob of mud that then turns into his own mini-me.
This side plot has predictably created outrage among conservatives about the “wokeness” of the twist.
But one tweet pointed out,
Today’s 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 ‘pregnant man.’”
Conservatives complaining about comics they don’t read is usually pretty funny in the first place, but today’s 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 “pregnant man“. pic.twitter.com/Mhs6PJajsc— The Mayor of Christmas🎄🎅🏿🧛🏻♂️🎁 (@TinseltownMayor) January 4, 2023
Idk one time harley bit his entire lip off, another time he had his entire face ripped off, had brain surgery with no anesthesia, been replaced by a duplicate joker— ari ☾ (@AriiiMai) January 6, 2023
Many asserted that this isn’t the weirdest thing that has happened to the Joker.
One time Harley bit his entire lip off, another time he had his entire face ripped off, had brain surgery with no anaesthesia, been replaced by a duplicate Joker.”
According to PinkNews, it’s the first time the Joker has been pregnant, but it’s not the first time he’s had a child…
- In one comic, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Harley Quinn reveals she gave birth to the Joker’s child, Lucy Quinzel, but gave them up for adoption.
- In the Manga series One Operation Joker, the Joker has to raise a baby Batman.
- In 2022, a crowdfunded indie film, The People’s Joker, gave the supervillain a trans coming of age story.
The Joker’s next outing will be in Joker: Folie a Deux, starring Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn.
Not mpreg!! 😱😱😱— That One Nerdy Writer 🐇 NOTIFS OFF 🔕 (@imjustsomebunny) January 4, 2023
What a travesty, that a silly side-story comic series would have a silly story about The Joker being pregnant with… *checks notes* himself.
Please go outside. Maybe go to the bookstore and pick up a different book if this comic is just too much for you. https://t.co/4mdnnLhYnM