When searching for reason in the DC Universe, The Joker is just about the last person anyone would go to. He’s an agent of chaos and is someone who possesses no superhuman abilities, instead, he uses his expertise in chemical engineering to develop a poisonous or lethal mixture of various ingredients and thematic weaponry, including razor-tipped playing cards, and acid-spraying lapel flowers.
The Joker sometimes works with other supervillains, such as the Penguin and groups like the Injustice Gang and Injustice League, but these relationships often collapse due to the Joker’s desire for uncontrolled chaos.
It may sound a bit weird but the constant reality is that threatening crises indeed is harming DC’s stories. It seems that the Joker is expressing a sense of event fatigue, and one that is common in the most recent era of comics from both major publishers.
Even the other major publishers are pushing big, changing the events too often, leading to a dearth of stores where it seems the reason of every issue could be summed up by saying, “Things just took a turn for the worse.”
This is neither an expression of disapproval, nor it is a statement coming directly from the Joker. Rather it’s an attempt to protect their narrative weight. According to the Joker, big events should be the exception and not the norm and when the perspective gets too big there is a loss of focus on the characters who brought us to the books in the very first place.
Joker points out that Apex Lex is a bit over the top for the man who famously opposed Superman’s status as an alien, and calls out the ever-escalating scale of DC’s current publications.