“The Case of the Practical Joker”
What happens when the Clown Prince of Crime is the victim of the practical jokes he loves to play on others? Batman is suspicious when he learns that the Joker is the target of such japes while still in prison, but it turns out the entire episode has been engineered by the madman himself in order to escape and begin a new wave of robberies. After briefly eluding Batman and Robin, the Joker is captured in a music store, bringing his latest criminal composition to an end.
Many thanks for the expert commentary provided for our 2018 Vintage DC Comics Desktop Calendar (above) goes to Dr. Arnold Blumberg. Doc is an educator, publisher, author, comic and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and teaches courses in everything from comics to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.