Joker

The Joker is a serial killer and a super-villain,  a dangerous madman who dresses like a clown and commits violent crimes.  He is Batman’s greatest enemy,  living in and terrorizing Gotham City,  although he spends most of his time in Arkham Asylum.

First Appearance:  Batman #1 (1940)
Creators:  Bill Finger,  Bob Kane,  Jerry Robinson
Powers:  Genius-Level Intellect,  Indomitable Will

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Issues

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Orange are alternate universe stories
Blue is for comments

Reading Order

Batman #251

Detective Comics #475
Detective Comics #476

Batman: The Man Who Laughs #1 (2005)

Batman Confidential #7 – Alternate, non-canon story of Batman & Joker’s first meeting
Batman Confidential #8
Batman Confidential #9
Batman Confidential #10
Batman Confidential #11
Batman Confidential #12

Legends of the Dark Knight #65
Legends of the Dark Knight #66
Legends of the Dark Knight #67
Legends of the Dark Knight #68

Batman: The Long Halloween #1 (1996)
Batman: The Long Halloween #2
Batman: The Long Halloween #3
Batman: The Long Halloween #4
Batman: The Long Halloween #5
Batman: The Long Halloween #6
Batman: The Long Halloween #7
Batman: The Long Halloween #8
Batman: The Long Halloween #9
Batman: The Long Halloween #10
Batman: The Long Halloween #11
Batman: The Long Halloween #12
Batman: The Long Halloween #13

The Killing Joke #1 (1988)

Batman #426 – A Death in the Family.
Batman #427
Batman #428
Batman #429

Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth #1 (1987)

Detective Comics #726

Joker #1 (2008)

Batman #663

Arkham Asylum: Madness #1 (2010)

Batman Vol. 2 #23.1 – Joker

Detective Comics Vol. 2 #1 (2011)

Read Death of the Family here.

Read Batman: Endgame here.