"Luthor -- You're Driving Me Sane!": Joker and Lex Luthor work together to escape from the police, but as soon as they part ways, Joker decides to follow Luthor to his secret laboratory hideout, where Luthor was using a machine to induce some k
- I hear there's a thin line between genius and insanity--
Appearing in "Luthor -- You're Driving Me Sane!"
- Larry Ingles (Only appearance; dies)
- Usher (Single appearance)
- Officer Joey (Single appearance)
- Officer Joe Malone (Single appearance)
- Hal Jordan (Cameo)
- Coast City
- Gotham City
- Luthor's Penthouse Lair
- Metropolis Prison
- Lex Luthor's Battle Array
- Gargantua Diamond (Destroyed)
- Green Lantern Power Battery (Cameo)
- Joker Venom (On a TV or computer screen)
- Mindbreak Machine
Synopsis for "Luthor -- You're Driving Me Sane!"
Joker and Lex Luthor work together to escape from the police, but as soon as they part ways, Joker decides to follow Luthor to his secret laboratory hideout, where Luthor was using a machine to induce some kind of mind control over Hal Jordan. The Joker bursts in during the experiment and causes a malfunction in the machine which switches the personalities of both master criminals. Joker becomes a genius while Luthor is plagued by an uncontrollable madness.
Joker, using the voice of reason, tries to revert the experiment, but Luthor escapes thanks to his new found mental freedom. With his new genius mental capacity, Joker creates a machine that will revert the process and after a lengthy chase, Joker manages to capture Luthor and their personalities are switched back. Unfortunately, the process leaves the criminals unconscious and allows a young police officer to capture them. Luthor is returned to prison and Joker is taken back to Arkham Asylum, where it is revealed that the Joker has a secret Ha-Hacienda beneath the mental hospital.
- This issue and all other eight issues of Joker Vol 1 are reprinted in The Joker: The Clown Prince of Crime.
- No trivia.
- Joker Recommended Reading
- Joker (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Killing Joke
- Batman: The Man Who Laughs
- "Batman: Lovers and Madmen"
- "Batman: A Death in the Family"
- Joker: Devil's Advocate
- Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
- "The Joker's Last Laugh"
- "Superman: Emperor Joker"
- "Superman/Batman: With a Vengeance!"
- The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told
- Joker (graphic novel)