There are retail card decks specifically crafted for playing Old Maid, but the game can just as easily be played with a standard 52-card deck. When using a regular deck, a card is either added or removed, resulting in one unmatchable card. The most popular choices are to remove the ace or queen of hearts or to add a single joker.
Before Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix unsettle audiences with Joker this Friday, we lay out the various origin stories throughout the character’s history, dating back to the comics in 1940.
The Joker was the Batman's nemesis. He is the main antagonist of The Batman. A very different interpretation of the Joker appeared in the animated series, The Batman, and was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. In his first few appearances, Joker's costume consisted of a purple-sleeved straitjacket, blue pants, finger-less gloves, and bare feet. Later in the series, Joker wore a purple jacket.Read More
Directed by Todd Phillips. With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy. In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.Read More
The man who would become the Joker The Joker was originally an unidentified criminal operating under a number of aliases, who started out as both a hitman and a chauffeur working for the Valestra mob. One of his last known jobs took place in Europe on the Mediterranean Coast.Read More
Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides a possible origin story for the character. Set in 1981, it follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian whose descent into insanity and nihilism inspires a violent.Read More
The Joker is a playing card found in most modern card decks, as an addition to the standard four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades). The Joker originated in the United States during the civil war and was created as a trump card for the game of Euchre. It has since been adopted into many other card games where it may function as a wild card. The card is unique in that it lacks an.Read More
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The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other.Read More
There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of the playing card Joker. Some scholars believe that the playing cards were derived from the Tarot, and that the Joker was the only trump to have survived the transition.Read More
Joker, the extra card found in every modern card deck today is believed to be dating back to the 1860s. It is believed that the card was invented by American players who decided to introduce a trump card while changing the rules of the game.Read More
The joker was invented c. 1860 as a third trump, the imperial or best bower, which ranked higher than the other two bowers. The name of the card is believed to derive from juker, a variant name for euchre. The earliest reference to a joker functioning as a wild card dates to 1875 with a variation of poker.Read More