Batman Punches the Joker
Warner Bros. Studio Store released this 3-D shadowbox recreation of 1942 cover art by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson in 2000, perhaps as a tie-in to its direct-to-video animated movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. As Batman punches the Joker—in front of a playing card bearing his name—Robin watches. The Joker, a character introduced by Jerry Robinson to the comic book pages, first appeared in 1940, a year after his superhero arch nemesis, Batman.