DC editor Whitney Ellsworth thought the Joker was too good a character to kill off, suggesting that he be spared. While the Joker was back, he was decidedly less deadly than previous engagements. On several occasions, the Joker — brilliantly voiced by Mark Hamill — broke the fourth wall and spoke directly to the viewer. However, every one of his revolutions has been for his and Darkseid's amusement, and are always beaten down. In the Emperor Joker story arc, the Joker managed to temporarily steal A major crime on Mars; Malefic is naturally guilty of it.