Bad Karma and The Joker

By Kennedy Maize

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2013 – Working on a book involving, among lots of other stuff, electric vehicles, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching star-crossed Fisker Automotive. In the process, I’ve looked at a lot of images of the company’s iconic Karma sedan, designed by Henrik Fisker.

It’s a stunning looking four-door, with a distinctive split (BMW-style) grill. Many have likened it to a mustache.

Fisker Karma

But that never struck me as quite right and the image has been haunting me at a low level for some time.

Then, over the weekend, as I was writing up some of my notes, it struck me why I was hung up on the face of the Fisker Karma. It goes back to my comic book days and my fondness for superheroes. The car embodies the visage of Batman’s nemesis, The Joker.