By Oliver Gettell
Updated August 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

In an age of email, texting, and social media, it often seems as though no one bothers to leave voice mail messages — but anyone calling comic book honcho Jim Lee might want to listen up.

The DC Entertainment co-publisher recently revealed on Instagram that his voice mail greeting is uttered by none other than actor Mark Hamill doing his beloved take on the Joker, as heard in such movies and TV series as Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.

Punctuating the message with his signature cackle, Hamill informs callers that Lee can’t come to the phone because of either family obligations, work deadlines, or the fact that a certain supervillain has “got him bound and gagged dangling over a vat of acid.”

In Lee’s own words, “that Joker is a real pisser.” Listen to the message below.

Batman: The Killing Joke

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