The Joker | Subsonic

Get ready to dive into the chaotic and fascinating universe of the Joker with the new Subsonic product collection! In partnership with DC Comics, we unveil a series of products inspired by Gotham City's Prince of Crime. From mouse pads to gaming chairs and floor mats, each product captures the very essence of this iconic supervillain. Whether you're a longtime fan of the universe or an avid gamer, this collection promises to transform your gaming setup in the image of one of pop culture's most enigmatic and feared characters. Discover now how Subsonic adds a touch of madness to your setups with The Joker.


Since his first appearances in the pages of DC Comics, The Joker has established himself as one of the most iconic antagonists in the Batman universe. Known by the nickname "Prince of Crime," this complex and unpredictable character has captivated and terrified readers and viewers for decades. With his sinister smile and chilling laugh, The Joker embodies chaos and anarchy, standing as the perfect opposite of Gotham's Dark Knight, Batman. Let's explore together the fascinating history of this supervillain, his impact on popular culture, and his various incarnations in cinema.


The story of The Joker, Batman's arch-nemesis, is as fascinating as it is enigmatic. Among the multiple versions of his origins, one stands out: that of a failed comedian whose life takes a drastic turn when he becomes an unwitting pawn in a criminal plot.

Hired by a gang of thugs for a heist at a chemical plant, this desperate comedian takes on the role of the "Red Hood," a gang leader, to support his family. This choice marks the beginning of his transformation. As the plan goes awry and Batman intervenes, the actor stumbles and falls into a vat of chemicals. This toxic bath disfigures him permanently: his skin turns chalk-white, his hair turns green, and his face is locked in a perpetual grin.

This physical trauma is nothing compared to the ensuing mental upheaval. The once ordinary man loses everything, including his sanity. Dehumanized and consumed by vengeance, he becomes The Joker. Blaming Batman for his fate, he embarks on a series of crimes, constantly challenging the vigilante and Gotham's police.

The Joker is not just an ordinary criminal; he is an evil genius with an affinity for chemistry, capable of concocting poisons that leave his victims with his infamous grimacing smile. His intelligence and cruelty make him particularly dangerous, capable of manipulating and corrupting those around him. This is how he meets psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel at Arkham Asylum, whom he transforms into Harley Quinn.

The Joker is the perfect antithesis of Batman. Where Batman seeks to impose order, The Joker sows chaos. His presence in Gotham is a constant threat.


Batman vs Joker | Subsonic

The confrontation between Batman and The Joker is one of the most well-known rivalries in the superhero universe, marking the history of Gotham.

The various clashes between Batman and The Joker reveal a disturbing mirror game. Through his cruelty and sadistic humor, The Joker reflects Batman's own artificiality and limits. Where Batman embodies rigid and moral justice, The Joker represents chaos and violence. This dynamic is explored in works like "Batman: The Killing Joke," where The Joker attempts to justify his murderous madness as a response to the injustice perpetrated by Batman.

The video game "Batman: Arkham Origins" also illustrates this ambivalence. In one scene, Batman saves The Joker from an explosion, showing unexpected compassion. The Joker, realizing he was saved by his enemy, kills his own henchmen and attempts suicide, revealing the complexity of his emotions and his connection with Batman.

The struggle between Batman and The Joker goes beyond mere physical confrontation; it symbolizes an inner battle between justice and vengeance, order and chaos. Batman, by refusing to kill his enemies, imposes a moral limit that distinguishes him from his adversaries. Yet this same limit maintains the tension between him and The Joker, perpetuating their endless confrontation.


Harley Quinn, whose real name is Harleen Quinzel, is The Joker's devoted lover. A former high-level gymnast, she earned a university scholarship, then studied psychiatry before landing a job at Arkham Asylum where she meets The Joker. Fascinated by him from the first moment, Harley is seduced by his stories of past traumas, which turn out to be false but push her to fall madly in love with him. Blinded by this love, she becomes incapable of seeing the reality of the psychopath that The Joker is.

Harley adopts a harlequin costume in homage to the nickname The Joker gave her and helps him escape from Arkham. Thus begins her criminal career, marked by a fascination with pranks and a circus character appearance, accompanied by two hyenas as pets.

The relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn is a striking example of toxicity. The Joker abuses Harley both physically and psychologically and even tries to kill her. Despite this, Harley remains unaware of this manipulation, content with the rare gestures of affection he shows her.

In the comics, the relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn reaches heights of toxicity and darkness never shown on screen. In The Joker: Death of the Family, written by Scott Snyder, The Joker kidnaps Harley and threatens to mutilate her face to reflect his image. He plays on her fears, making her believe he has committed the atrocious act, while he has only put a red hood on her.

Harley, blinded by obsessive love, idealizes The Joker and their relationship, losing all lucidity. The Joker maintains this illusion with small demonstrations of tenderness, ensuring her loyalty. This dynamic creates a deep insecurity in Harley, exploited by Batman on several occasions to manipulate her.

With the release of Suicide Squad in 2016, the characters of The Joker and Harley Quinn gained new popularity. The Joker, played by Jared Leto, and Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, brought modernity and new dynamics to these characters.

However, the film does not delve deeply enough into the complex relationship between The Joker and Harley. We see a Joker showing more compassion, although still cruel. The character of The Joker takes a backseat, while Harley Quinn better reflects his essence of madness and desperate love for The Joker, while aspiring to a normal life.

Harley Quinn & Joker | Subsonic


Joker : Folie à deux | Subsonic

The anticipation around the film "Joker: Folie à deux," set to release in October 2024, is palpable. This film promises to dive even deeper into the complex psyche of The Joker, an emblematic character in the Batman universe. Following the success of "Joker" in 2019, this sequel explores not only The Joker's madness but also his relationship with Harley Quinn. What new dimensions of their shared madness will be revealed?


"Joker: Folie à deux" is an American psychological musical thriller directed by Todd Phillips, set for release in October 2024. This highly anticipated sequel to "Joker" (2019) is co-written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver and produced by Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, and DC Studios. The film reunites Joaquin Phoenix in the role of Arthur Fleck, aka The Joker, and Lady Gaga, replacing Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn.

The synopsis plunges us into Arkham Asylum, where Harleen Quinzel, a passionate singer, works as a psychiatrist. Fascinated by one of the inmates, Arthur Fleck, known as The Joker, she is drawn in by his dark charm. Their relationship quickly evolves into an intense connection, uniting their tormented minds. Together, they escape the constraints of reality to live a love story as passionate as it is destructive.


The film is set for release on October 2, 2024, and fans of the first installment must be patient before seeing the tragic clown on the big screen again. During this wait, many previews and information have been shared by the studio, actors, and director Todd Phillips to maintain viewer excitement.

The filming of "Joker: Folie à deux" began in December 2022 in Los Angeles and concluded in April 2023. Some scenes, notably those set in Arkham Asylum, were shot at the former Essex County Isolation Hospital. Since the end of filming, the film has been in post-production.

The first images of "Joker: Folie à deux" have already been revealed, offering a glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix's return as Arthur Fleck. One photo shows Arthur, serious, being shaved by an unknown person, a scene that seems to take place in Arkham Asylum, linked to the end of the first film. In February, on Valentine's Day, unpublished images of the couple formed by The Joker and Harley Quinn, played by Lady Gaga, were released, further stoking fans' impatience.

The film promises to include musical sequences without being a traditional musical. Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has confirmed the presence of numerous musical scenes, and it's likely that these musical moments will be manifestations of Arthur's delusional imagination.

Expectations for "Joker: Folie à deux" are high, partly due to the phenomenal success of the first film. Released in 2019, "Joker" grossed over a billion dollars at the box office, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and received 11 Oscar nominations, with awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

With all these promises and the popularity of the characters, "Joker: Folie à deux" is shaping up to be a major cinematic event of 2024.


The Joker's popularity extends beyond films and comics. In partnership with The Joker's official license, Subsonic has decided to offer fans an exclusive and immersive product line. Let's dive into the details of this collection and discover what Subsonic has prepared for the admirers of Batman's archenemy.


This secondary character from Gotham City's dark universe is certainly the most popular and acclaimed by fans. Indeed, he represents Evil rather than Good and Justice, but he embodies for Batman aficionados the rise of an ordinary man to Machiavellian and absolute power. The 2019 Joker film faithfully traced the genesis of this character created in 1940 by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger, and Bob Kane.

The sequel to the film, set for release at the end of 2024, will further anchor Arthur Fleck, aka The Joker, as Batman's most famous enemy.

Graphically, this character is characterized by an oversized smile showing a disturbing set of teeth, covered with excessive makeup. This smile is often accompanied by a resonant and frightening laugh. Madness is omnipresent in the various representations of the character, whether in comics or live-action interpretations.

This strange, offbeat, unhealthy, and colorful universe has inspired our teams, who have developed a range of four gaming products that will not go unnoticed.


The most "villainous" in the world of DC Comics superheroes becomes the new face of Subsonic's pop culture products!



Subsonic, in partnership with The Joker's official license, presents a gaming chair that perfectly combines comfort, style, and the essence of chaos. Featuring a unique design, this chair is a true homage to the Clown Prince of Crime, with distinctive colors and iconic patterns.

The gaming chair is dominated by black and purple tones, immediately evoking The Joker's dark and chaotic universe. The backrest is adorned with a striking print of The Joker's face, capturing his signature expression: a sinister and unsettling smile. Excessively detailed embroidery brings a portrait of the character to life, as if he wanted to escape the madness that characterizes him. The symbols of playing cards frame this disturbing face. The logo "The Joker" proudly sits at the top of the backrest, constantly reminding of the inspiration behind this unique gamer seat. Every detail, from the pattern to the colors, is designed to transport the player into the anarchic atmosphere of Gotham City.


To complete its collection, Subsonic offers a range of mouse pads under The Joker's official license, perfect for fans of Batman's famous antagonist.

The mouse pad features a captivating design, showcasing a portrait of The Joker. The black background contrasts with the green accents, highlighting the smiling yet sinister face of the Clown. The green borders add a finishing touch, making the mouse pad as pleasant to look at as it is to use. The iconic symbols of playing cards, such as clubs and spades, frame the central image, reinforcing The Joker's unique visual identity.

The XXL mouse pad, on the other hand, shows all the faces of The Joker: prankster, intelligent, and criminal. It thus highlights The Joker's madness in all its glory. Ideal for big fans of the Prince of Crime, the XXL mouse pad under The Joker's official license fits perfectly on your desk. For fans of the DC universe and The Joker, this mouse pad is a must-have addition to their gaming setup.


The piece that will make all the difference in your gaming space is the gamer floor mat under The Joker's official license. With its vibrant colors, it will illuminate your space while adding a touch of madness unique to The Joker's universe. Through a busy, cluttered, and flashy visual where the limbo of Evil intertwines and the shadow of Gotham's masked vigilante looms. Ideal for protecting your floor, place your Joker gaming chair on this gaming floor mat and say goodbye to roller marks on your beautiful gaming desk parquet!

With the release of the highly anticipated film "Joker: Folie à deux" in October 2024, there's no doubt that fans of the Prince of Crime will recognize and appreciate our product range. The Joker gaming setup will certainly be on the Christmas list of many DC universe enthusiasts.