The Man Who Laughs

by alphamonkey on December 17, 2007 · 1 comment

in Comics!

Conrad Veitch in The Man Who LaughsAlready I’ve gotten responses from people who think a comic-book Joker just isn’t doable (and that I’m just a big fuddy-duddy for thinking otherwise), but to those nay-sayers I simply say this: It’s already been done. Bob Kane based DC Comics’ most notorious clown off Conrad Veidt’s look in the 1928 adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, The Man Who Laughs, and you can’t tell me we can’t match the visual look of a 1920s film.

As you can see by the image, that’s exactly what the Joker is supposed to look like, and it’s damn scary on its own.

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    Amen to that

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