50s Joker was how Matt imagined the Joker to be.
Matt had heard of the Joker from his uncle, a guard at the Walker Music Center. Joker staged a robbery of the score of Pagliacci, and knocked out Matt's uncle. That made Matt's friends question how his uncle could have possibly given an accurate account of events, to which Matt shrugged and said it's the way his uncle tells it.
50s Joker is based on the artwork of Dick Sprang, designed by James Tucker and Bruce Timm.
The New Batman Adventures
- "Legends of the Dark Knight"