My favorite Batman villain has always been the bubbly bad girl with eyes for the Joker, Harley Quinn. Harley has had her own line of comic books for sometime now, and now DC has given her a brand new series and with every new series comes a new look for Ms. Quinn. While at my local comic shop, I found the first two issues of the new series, #0 and #1.
Issue #0 (January 2014) is more of a mash-up of different ways that different artists would portray Harley in her new series. 17 different comic book artists are featured and on every page is a new version of Harley Quinn. Names such as Tony Daniel, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Dave Johnson, Jeremy Roberts, and other big names in the comic illustration business. The cover art is colorful and eye catching featuring Harley kissing a large picture of Mr. J’s face.
Issue #1 (February 2014) “Hot In The City” has a full story line and only one artist. The story was written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. The artwork was done by Chad Hardin and Alex Sinclair was the colorist. I loved the direction of the story and the new look of Harley. In issue #1, she was part hero and part villain. She is followed by assassins who are trying to take her out. She also gets a new a job, one very fitting to her character type, a roller derby girl. I don’t want to spoil it for those who have yet to read it, but it is amazing. The cover art for this one, like that of issue #0, is very colorful and eye catching.
Issue #2 is due out on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. There will be a quest appearance by Harley’s good friend, Poison Ivy. What trouble will these Gotham bad girls get into together?
I picked up issues #0 and #1 for $2.99 at Bills Books and more, but if you do not have a local comic shop, you can pick them up on Amazon for the same price. Buy Harley Quinn #0 and #1
When I pick up #2, I will do a review of it as well as the issues that follow. If you would like me to review any other comic titles, feel free to contact me via the “contact me” button at the top of the page, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or CLICK HERE to start a thread on the LBoH Forum.