Jerry Robinson, Creator of The Joker, Dishes on Superman

It turns out that the Joker -- pop culture's pre-eminent villain -- was created by one of the good guys. N.C. Christopher Couch's new book, Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics (Abrams ComicArts, 224 pp., $35.00), recounts how, in 1939, Robinson, then a 17-year-old preparing to study journalism at Columbia, met artist Bob Kane, who had an unexpected comic-book hit on his hands in the form of a mysterious crime-fighter named Batman.

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >