The real name of the Joker is ‘Jack White’, reveals DC Comics | Music news | Detroit

click to enlarge DC Comics says that the Joker's real name is... Jack White.  -David James Swanson |  Neal Adams

David James Swanson | Neal Adams

DC Comics says that the Joker’s real name is… Jack White.

With his famously pale skin, a penchant for colorful suits, and a new blue hairstyle, rock star Jack White has never looked more like the bat Man bad boy the joker So it’s perhaps no surprise why DC Comics chose as the “real” name for the iconic supervillain.

Based on issue 5 of the comic series. flash point beyondwhich was released earlier this week, the Joker’s original name is “Jack Oswald White”.

The Joker’s real name has been known as Jack, and was revealed in other bat Man-related media, including movies, where he was gangster Jack Napier in 1989 bat Man. But this is the first time the Joker’s full real name has been revealed in the main canon of the comic.

White took to Instagram on Wednesday to say he was humbled by the news.

“I would love to thank DC Comics for giving The Joker the name ‘Jack White’ in my honor,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “Even though his hair isn’t usually as blue as mine, I still take it as a flattering gesture from him and consider it an honor. It was a lonely journey through my life being the only person with that name so far.”

In a separate post, White said he coincidentally commissioned DC Comics artist Mikel Janin to create a Joker-esque illustration of him for the album cover of his record. fear at dawnwhich was released earlier this year.

“I sent him the drawings I had done of the Joker that I loved, but I didn’t want him to make me look like the Joker, just using a bit of the intensity of the face and bone structure style that he used, just less manic. ha ha!” White wrote.

He added: “Strange patterns and coincidences emerge in the universe that we only see glimpses of at times, some significant, some meaningless. Many thanks to Mr. Janin for contributing this wonderful work to the record.”

White is a fan of comics. Among the treasures acquired thanks to his royalties from the “Seven Nations Army” is #1 Action ComicsSuperman’s first appearance in 1938. He said the new yorker calling it “an important moment in literary history” and keeping it in a temperature-controlled vault in Nashville, where the Detroit-born musician now lives.

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