Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Branching out to something different. I get into the independent comics a lot. But this time I'm going to mainstream DC Comics, even though I'm a Marvel Zombie from way back. One of the most popular in recent years is Batman's nemesis Harley Quinn. I must admit, this is one of my guilt pleasures in the more recent age of comics.

Here's Bruce Timm's Harley along with how she was portrayed in the Suicide Squad movie. 
Batman long time nemesis was the Joker and his heartthrob was the precocious Harley Quinn. She took the world by storm with her first appearance as a character in the Batman: The Animated Series television cartoon.

What I have here is Batman Adventures #12, her first appearance in the printed comics. She did not appear as a character in the "real" DC universe until Batman: Harley Quinn the 1999 series no number, six years later.

So here we go with the fabulous, extremely sought after Batman Adventures DC comic book.

Batman Adventures #12
"Batgirl: Day One"
Babs goes to a costume party dressed as Batgirl and winds up foiling a kidnapping by Quinn and Ivy and a diamond heist by Catwoman.
Story told in three acts.
Act One: Ladies Night (7 pages).
Act 2: If the Suit Fits! (8 pages).
Act 3: Out of the Frying Pan! (7 pages).

Written by Kelley Puckett with art by Mike Parobeck & Rick Burchett.

This issue was first reprinted in Batman: The Collected Adventures Volume 2. This trade paperback featured a wraparound cover and an introduction by Bruce Timm. This book reprints Batman Adventures #7 - #12.

A few years later, it was again reprinted in the Batman Adventures #2 trade paperback. This book reprints Batman Adventures #11 - #20. So, if the comic book is out of your reach, there are alternatives.

I've also enjoyed Amanda Conner's take on Harley Quinn.
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