"Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos..."
Heath Ledger's Joker says this in 2008's The Dark Knight but it could also apply to the presidency of Donald Trump. From defying subpoenas, introducing sweeping policy changes to his own staff through tweets, fostering a revolving-door administration, abruptly deserting allies, and, of course, the ceaseless bullying.
The President and the Clown Prince of Crime have both been agents of some degree of chaos.
So it may not come as a surprise that the Joker joins the campaign of a Trump-like character in the latest issue of Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child.
In the issue, written by Frank Miller and drawn by Rafael Grampá, Joker and Superman villain Darkseid join the campaign of The Governor, who looks identical to Donald Trump.
The Governor turns out to actually be working for Darkseid and the Joker as a tool to rally "agents of chaos."
Also from today’s “The Dark Knight: The Golden Child”... forget about Putin and Ukraine, it’s Darkseid manipulating… https://t.co/8rqYYdYS15— Perch (@Perch)1576089808.0
In addition to looking identical to Trump, the Governor even speaks like him:
"You're gonna love it! I'm talking streets so safe you can let your kids go play and not even think about 'em!"
Another allusion to Trump's administration can be seen on the back of Joker's jacket, which features the phrase "I really don't care, do u?" which First Lady Melania Trump wore while boarding a plane bound for a border patrol facility.
Familiar faces (and jackets) from Frank Miller & Rafael Grampá's new Dark Knight comic, The Golden Child. Their Tru… https://t.co/RzNhkvq3vG— Paul Slade (@Paul Slade)1576079705.0
Their effort is opposed by the children of DC Comics' most famous heroes: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, with a cameo by Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old climate activist Trump recently bullied on Twitter for being named Time's Person of the Year.
Climate Crisis Activist Greta Thunberg Appears in DC Comics and Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Chil… https://t.co/YULyuYaRRB— Bounding Into Comics (@Bounding Into Comics)1576116473.0
From the looks of it, the effort to create chaos succeeds.
El nuevo cómic de Dark Knight Returns de Frank Miller y Rafael Gramp protesta contra la reelección de Trump… https://t.co/4jVTi2EdrS— Mouse (@Mouse)1576033140.0
Gotham City may be well defended, but the hero the United States is holding out for likely won't appear until 2020 at the earliest.
You can preorder the complete story of Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child here.