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In Supergirl S05E09, the first episode of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, there is a brief scene set in the universe of the Tim Burton Batman films, featuring the character of Alexander Knox:

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The headline of the newspaper Knox is reading proclaims: "Batman Captures Joker". But I don't see how that's possible, because this universe's Joker fell to his death at the end of Batman (1989).

How can this headline be correct? Is it a retcon? A different Joker than Jack Napier? Or just a simple production error?

  • Could it be that a lesser paper got it wrong? It's been known – Paulie_D Dec 17 '19 at 11:45
  • I think that's unlikely, but it's possible. – F1Krazy Dec 17 '19 at 11:55
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    Maybe it's a dimension very similar to Tim Burton's Batman, but one in which the Joker survived and was captured? We are talking about infinite Earths here. – Steve-O Dec 17 '19 at 14:12

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