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HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1
Written by Frank Tieri and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Mauricet
Cover by Amanda Conner
1:25 Variant cover by Mauricet
On sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley…and they just might have to, because Harley’s been kidnapped! The Gang’s homes, their loved ones—they’re all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!
>Harley Quinn/Suicide Squad April Fool's Day Special Coming
>HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
Variant cover by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Blank variant cover
1:50 B&W Sketch variant cover by Jim Lee
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 6 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can—which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients’ own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.
Fucking hell what are DC smoking?
Quality stories like Kingdom Comes and The long halloween/Dark victory.... and now we've ended up catering to tumblr feminazi's who want to say "I'm so alternative I love comics" but only read fucking Harley Quinn. Shes a villain; not a dogooder.
I dropped Marvel because of this goofy pandering shit; DC seem to be testing the waters with it. I want interesting stories; not stupid shit like Red hood + Arsenal try too hard to be hip, or Batgirl with her fucking starbucks and twitter.
Fucking hell the comic industry makes me TRIGGERED
Can someone post the solicits?
Deadpool had meme themed variant covers there can't be anything worse than that
but I don't see any meme shilling here
Harley actually has to be interesting as a character before people get invested in her
The Harley Gang suck, all they do is chew up page space and not one person alive can name any one of them but Harley Quinn herself.
Just another typical attempt by DC to clog the market with lite versions of their more popular characters.
>HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1
>Art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
and there's your number one DC comic book for April.
Indeed look at how cringe batgirl has become
imagine if they did the same thing to supergirl like in the tv show
I just might have to not buy it even though she's my fave character
I wonder how DC top brass feels about a character they don't particularly like becoming this popular
I mean with marvel it makes sense since alonso is a huge deadpool fan but with DC Johns and Didio are probably mystified about Harley's success
I like Harlem Harley
She seems cool
I like how they are each named after something silly like that
So what are the differences between Deadpool's usage at Marvel and Harley's usage at DC? I don't mean the characters and their personalities or actions, but how the characters themselves are used at their respective companies.
For example, how Deadpool being given variant covers, or how Harley is being given several miniseries.
There's very little difference imo
Harley won't do something try hard like meme cover but she does have variants every other month and she does get a lot of specials and mini series
similar to deadpool
I think they are pretty much the same when it comes to gimmicks like variant covers and all that, but overall Harley stays more on her corner. It's almost like she has her own line of comics.
Harley Quinn will never join the JL
Whereas Deadpool will join the Avengers,X-men,T bolts
Harley Quinn for the most part stays in her corner
Hence why her exposure has pretty much rivaled Batman since the movie was announced
It's that line of thought that leads to the slippery slope that Marvel went down. You either have creative integrity or you don't, and "capitalizing on success" is just another way of saying shilling memes. DC is supposed to be the superior company and the way they've been shilling HQ is some straight up Marvel tactics.
I'm not saying this is the end of the world or anything, but it's definitely a bad sign that DC keeps OKing this shit. I go to DC to escape the SJWs, not run into them.
>HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1
>Frank Tieri & Jimmy Palmiotti
>>HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1
>Written by Rob Williams
MAKE IT STOOOOOOOP
Incredible (?). ComicVine and CBR is against theses books. AWESOME
>HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1
Why didn't you post this cover too?
i know this is the unpopular opinion, but i actually like harley's platinum blond hair. obviously copying the movies but it's a decent look for her.
still wish they would give her a costume change though. fairly positive nobody likes the roller-derby outfit
I'm just saying there's no reason to get triggered over what's in the OP, i have ever even read new52 Harley, although i'm thinking of giving it a shot instead of just trusting others' opinion on it
I think you have it backwards anon because she's shit in suicide squad and only got decent once injustice and her solo dropped
If they give her something akin to assault on arkham's look or arkham knight she'd be perfect
Joker is right as usual. Dumb fucking cunt.
I think at the very least you can say they read injustice but with a character like harley who appeals to normies who only watched btas where she was created they don't need to be so deep into her lore like with other characters
I think /co/ is past the point of following Harley they just hate her in response to the SJWs loving her
harley doesn't really have much of a lore though. the only two noteworthy books she appeared in during preboot were her own solo and Gotham City Sirens, the latter slowly going downhill once Dini left the writer's chair.
Unless you have a huge love for black comedy and can perfectly replicate arleen sorkin's voice in your mind a lot of her solo humor will fall flat
I think some of it is just people hating over-saturation of a character, but this is what DC needs to do in order to help their bottom line. As long as she's not actually showing up in shit like Omega Men I don't really care.
>all these people mad that DC is trying to make money
>especially since they just lost a lot with the move and DCYou flopping
Maybe if you fuckers actually bought Omega Men instead of just parroting how good it is. The fucking storytimes barely get to 100 replies.
You have yourselves to blame.
Peek into this glimpse into DC's future and despair.
>Not allowing Timm to draw this page
I know Timm is busy with WB Animation, bu come on!, this page is perfect for self humor that Timm like so much
Deadpool is more fleshed out and has been around longer. Deadpool has his own rogue gallery and allies. Harley is a Deadpool wanna-be with tits that is still developing a mythos. I have no problem w/ this because Marvel has stolen plenty of shit from DC too.
Deadpool was created a year before Harley Quinn showed up in BTAS
He was created to parody deathstroke a dc character
I'll always get a chuckle at people saying Harley is copying deadpool
With this comic, her regular series and Harley's Little Black Book, Harley Quinn joins the ranks of Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and The Punisher as the first female comic book character to have three different ongoing comic book series simultainiously.
>Tumblr made a bitch fit about the movie character and listed off a bunch of stuff from injustice
/co/ realized Harley Quinn had a casual fanbase(ironically she was created in a cartoon) now and ever since then they have hated her
This isn't an ongoing its a mini series although with as many minis and specials she's getting it makes no difference
She's appearing more than Batman and Superman monthly now
>the first female comic book character to have three different ongoing comic book series simultainiously.
Hasn't Wonder Woman already hit that? With WW, SMWW, and Sensation all going at once?
How does it feel to be wrong all the time? Harley Quinn always had a casual fanbase, it's just now they're getting pandered to with the worst content I've seen in a long time, and a shitty redesign.
>Harley never shared a title's name with another character
She's popular and DC is trying to cash in on it since everything else but her, JL, and Batman are selling less than 50k, with at least 10 books of theirs selling less than 20k.
That in and of itself is enough for /co/ to hate something.
I wish more of the plebs would consider picking up an issue of Midnighter or something too but I don't understand getting upset at a shitty book like Harley selling because it does help to keep lower selling books alive a little more if the company overall is making enough money to support them at least until the arcs can finish.
If she always had a casual fanbase then they have always pandered to them and the stuff going on now shouldn't be an issue
I just find it weird how /co/ loved Harley until boom movie is announced and Tumblr complains about costume etc
Its just too many coincidences
Without Harley and Batman stuff DC wouldn't be able to put out stuff like Omega Men or Midnighter. I don't read Harley and I'm not interested in her character, but if her sales help some of my favorite books that are selling like ass then I'm happy.
Can't spell /co/ntrarian without /co/
But I think a lot of it is also bleed over from /tv/. They seem to care a lot more about what's in the news than about anything that really matters.
One reason why DC had so many shitty selling books get to 20+ issues at the beginning of the New 52 was because sales for the higher selling stuff were incredibly inflated.
Batman isn't selling 150k regularly anymore, JL is below 100k, and even Harley is below 70k most of time.
If this is what it takes for Midnighter to get an extra arc, then I'll be glad to ignore a third Harley book.
No Tumblr has been complaining about the costume
You are just confused because you are neo /co/ and not true /co/
/co/ was laughing at their complaints from the beginning but now its become muddled because now tumblr likes her again
Yeah because this is a marvelous writing
Instead of this
Oh please you can't remember 5 years ago?
While tumblr was bitching about all the sex in the new 52 and harley looking like a whore was /co/ joining them in saying how terrible she looked?
No for the most part suicide squad was hated because of the bad writing not because of harley's costume
You are conflating two different issues
I remember entire threads devoted to calling Harley a slut for banging Deadshot, and then it rolled into bad redesign, and then it just goes off topic. /co/ never liked her new look or the writing.
I don't think Johns would since he doesn't seem to have much affinity for her, but he has set the precedent for bringing villains you like to the team so someone after him might.
It's not a coincidence that DKIII finally came out when Didio/Lee went to Miller a couple years ago, that they're hyping up Miller despite him having barely anything to do with it, that they're considering other Miller projects (ASBAR sequel, DKIV, and Carrie spin off), and that Harley suddenly has two new books.
DC's sales are the lowest in like five years, and while they're not pre-52 levels
yet, they need to keep them up before the movies come out and they get more attention.
I doubt Didio wants to cancel all the books below 20k, so all the Miller and Harley stuff is them trying to compensate.
Deadpool went from a one-note rip off of Deathstroke to a complex and deeply conflicted character under Joe Kelly. Since then, writers such as Gail Simone, Frank Nicieza, Rick Remender and Gerry Duggan have gone a long way to making him one of Marvel's most emotionally complex and well-developed character, even managing to salvage him from years of Waypool, which I assume is the Deadpool you're "familiar" with.
Harley, on the other hand, was written well by one person, written pretty okay by another and subsequently written like shit by every one else in all her appearances since.
You're just biased because, for whatever reason, you're a grown man who still thinks company wars matter.
Harley didn't get her first self-titled series
until 2000. Deadpool got a mini-series in 1995 after already being a key player in X-force. Harley was a blip on the radar until recently and her catalogue is dwarfed by Deadpools.
Just in time for Deadpool and the Mercs for Money.
I didn't mean that it looks bad. It just bothers me when writers and artists change things in the comics to match popular movies.
This isn't nearly as bad as some instances of that happening though. It's not like when 616 Star Lord inexplicably transformed into MCU Star Lord.
>It just bothers me when writers and artists change things in the comics to match popular movies.
in this case it is a cosmetic change and it looks better than before so I don't really care
>She's appearing more than Batman and Superman monthly now
Yeah except that's a complete fucking lie. Superman has Superman, Action Comics, Lois and Clark, Superman/ wonder woman Superman / Batman and Justice League. There may be more I'm missing but there is also th neil adams book coming soon . Superman has more books than anybody right now
The idiots are /co/ users that can see how entitled they are "Why don't they make Harley poersonally to MY tastes. Everybody who likes what I don't like is WRONG!" Harleys success has been hilarious for me just to watch all you faggots get mad about a few books nobody is forcing you to read
>"Oh no! DC has made a goofy character even more goofy, I'll ignore all the good books they make and focus on this an say DC is doomed and "selling out" "
Wheres the guy who complained about artistic integrity? I want to laugh at him some more.
Harley Quinn specials
Harley's little black book
Harley Quinn minis
If you count all that throughout 2015 she appeared in more comics than Superman or Batman individually
>If you count all that throughout 2015 she appeared in more comics than Superman or Batman individually
>Ignoring that Batman had a weekly
>Ignoring that Batman currently has weekly
You have to do some massive mental gymnastics to think Harley appears more than Batman and Superman. If we're counting Injustice, Superman currently has 10 comics , none of which are one shots specials.
At least Deadpool's books are actually good, and Marvel hasn't forced them to be in line with the movie or memes.
I feel bad for Harleyfags right now. It's like Weekend at Bernie's for them I bet.
>I think some of it is just people hating over-saturation of a character
This is stupid considering how much DC has always banked on the Bat-titles. It's pretty clear the bitching about Harley is mostly due to the fact that people don't like the way Palmiotti and crew write her so any type of extra push for that type of Harley triggers people. If this was Dini/Timm BTAS Harley shilling people would be cumming from all orifices.
Because comic sales are almost entirely determined by how it succeeds in other mediums now. Harley is successful because every other part of the media she's appeared has been fairly popular, as well as Batman. It's also why Superman has been fairly unpopular, people think his comics suck because the movies have. Once SS bombs, everyone is going to think she's terrible.
Oh god even more horrifying cosplays are coming. But really DC, those designs are atrocious.