Running from 1997 to 1998, Tangent Comics was a DC imprint made up of one-shot stories using established character names, such as Superman and Flash, as titles for new characters. Developed by Dan Jurgens, the idea of Tangent Comics was to tell the story of a world (Earth-9) more influenced by the presence of super-powered beings than the Earth of DC Comics, which remained the same as the real world in terms of culture and technology despite the presence of Kryptonians and cyborgs and so on. In contrast, Earth-9's economic, political, and geographical states were largely defined by the superhero community.
Tangent Comics reinvented the Joker as three separate women with separate costumes who worked together as anarchist vigilantes, living in New Atlantis and fighting against Earth-9's tyrannical Superman.
|Mary Marvel as she appears in Earth-0 continuity.|
|Earth 9 Mary Marvel|
|Madame Xanadu of Earth-0.|
|Lori Lemaris and Superman of Earth-0.|
Lady Joker Week continues tomorrow with Harley Quinn and other characters who have gone by the moniker Harlequin.