The real and true identity of The Joker has long been kept in a shroud of mystery by the DC Comics collective. While there are various theories, interpretations, and even actual comics about how The Joker became the villain we all know and love, there is not definitive answer.
Part of the reason this works so well is that The Joker himself is unreliable whenever he talks about his past. The various different versions about how he got scars, green hair, and white face (in some cases, it’s make up — in other versions, his skin has been chemically altered) all come with different twisted backstories. It’s possible that the Joker’s brain is so warped that not even he remembers his former identity.
According to Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the respective writer and author of the Justice League comic, at a recent DC Comics event, the real identity of The Joker will be revealed in Justice League #50 on May 25. Of course, this was already hinted at in a previous issue, when Batman gained access to the Morbius chair, which apparently knows everything and will answer any question truthfully.
Whatever answer the Morbius chair gave, it appears to have surprised Batman. We’re sure the World’s Greatest Detective had some theories of his own before he asked, but it looks like he was way off.
Johns dropped the smallest of hints during a recent interview with IGN, simply saying , “the answer probably won’t be an answer people predict.”
Of course it won’t.