Melissa Rosenberg just helped redefine what we expect from superheroes on screen with the new Jessica Jones Netflix series. But let’s not forget her previous foray into superheroics: the 2002-2003 Birds of Prey TV show, which featured a ridiculously creepy Harley Quinn. »
The other day, comic-book fans got an amazing piece of news: the beloved Y the Last Man is not going to be shoehorned into movie form, but will get to live and breathe as a TV show. Even though comics rule movies these days, some of them are just too big for a two-hour package. »
Greetings, my pernicious pen partners! I actually had thought that I’d be able to have a “Postal Apocalypse” last week during Comic-Con. Comic-Con had other plans that involved me working 14-hour days and sobbing hysterically at my desk, begging for the sweet release of death. But I’m better now! So on with your… »
It’s not like we’ve known this for a while, but Bruce Timm’s return to DC animation, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, wastes no time in getting down to the grim and gritty. See it in action in this first episode from the prequel web series, as new Batman, Kirk Langstrom, hunts down a psychotic Harley Quinn.
Yesterday, I read a rather excellent article over a Comics Alliance titled “Smart, Nice and Sassy: ‘Good Girl’ Role Models Make Boring Heroes.” The central thesis of the article was that, yes, we’re getting more great female characters in comics these days, but is it possible they’re a little too great? More… »
The harlequin suit is out, and the skirts are in, as Play Arts Kai’s Arkham Knight turns its attention away from cape-swooshing Batmen and introduces Harley Quinn’s latest look. And it seems like Square-Enix have also managed to put the plastic in “plastic surgery” a bit literally while they’re at it, too. »
In a industry of endless variant figures, I was honestly kind of surprised that Harleen Quinzel, the Psychiatrist that becomes Harley Quinn, has never had an action figure before — and yet, 23 years after her début, here we are: the toy for people who prefer craziness in a lab coat rather than a harlequin’s outfit.
The path of comic book characters making their way onto the big and small screens is a well trod one. But what about the reverse, of characters who started out on-screen and then made their way into the comics? Here are the best comic book characters who got their start somewhere else. »
This is simply one of the most perfect things we have seen all day: Harley Quinn inventing her own lyrics to Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Now it's "Total Collapse of the Bat," with the recurring lyric "Love my clown." This song will be stuck in our heads all day. »
There's certainly no shortage of tragic characters roaming the streets of Gotham — from the orphaned, crime-fighting socialite with a penchant for spelunking to the once-promising DA with a now visible dark side. But does Batman's grimmest story actually belong to Gotham's (other) psychotic clown? »
When Marvel announced that its next round of movies would include a Captain Marvel movie, we were thrilled. Yes, a major Marvel movie featuring a popular and wonderful female superhero. But amidst that celebration, let's not forget there are still tons of worthy female superheroes who would make excellent movie stars. »
Play Arts Kai's unrepentantly mad appropriation of their DC license continues! Square-Enix brought their A-game to New York Comic Con , but it wasn't just Tetsuya Nomura's Catwoman that gave use their bizarre look at Batman's Rogues gallery there - there were also these figures of Harley Quinn and the Joker too. »
DC will release a scratch n' sniff Harley Quinn comic, because reasons. The HQ Annual #1, due on October 29th, will feature scents based around a story about Harley breaking Poison Ivy out of jail. Supposedly, the U.S. comic's smells will include "cannabis," which will be switch for "cut grass" in foreign markets.… »
Before you get too excited, please know we don't have footage of that deleted scene. But the good news is that it's apparently on the Arrow season 2 DVD and Blu-ray set, which comes out tomorrow — and reports are that Harley Quinn makes a full appearance in the season 2 finale, and not just a voice cameo. »
Concept artist Claire Hummel has been dressing Disney princesses in obsessively researched historical garb, but here she takes a break to imagine what the villainess Harley Quinn would look like as a real medieval fool. »