The Greatest Comic Book Characters Who Didn't Originate In Comics

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. » 2/18/15 4:14pm 2/18/15 4:14pm

The Long, Complicated, and Secret History of Harley Quinn

If you somehow don't know who Harley Quinn is, Vulture has done a very long and detailed history on her. Even if you do know who she is, this will have new information on the best-selling female character in comics. And then there's the question of how she got so popular, so fast » 2/18/15 4:30am 2/18/15 4:30am

Harley Quinn Sings Total Eclipse Of The Heart With Her Own Batman Lyrics

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. » 1/23/15 2:40pm 1/23/15 2:40pm

Why Harley Quinn Is Batman's Most Tragic Character

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? » 1/19/15 4:20pm 1/19/15 4:20pm

It's Great We're Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It's Also Not Enough.

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. » 11/13/14 12:30pm 11/13/14 12:30pm

Square-Enix continues to make Gotham's characters even wackier

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. » 10/13/14 1:00pm 10/13/14 1:00pm

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.… » 9/24/14 10:20am 9/24/14 10:20am

Deleted Scene Reveals Harley Quinn Had A Second Appearance On Arrow

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. » 9/15/14 6:40am 9/15/14 6:40am

Supergirl Reacts To Batgirl's New Costume In The Most Adorable Way

Batgirl may not make her first official outing in her new outfit until this fall, but in his latest Batgirl/Supergirl fan comic, the wonderful Mike Maihack has Batgirl chasing Harley Quinn in her new duds—at least until Supergirl shows up to admire her wardrobe. » 7/21/14 7:00pm 7/21/14 7:00pm

Batman And Catwoman Reenact Michelangelo's Creation Of Adam

Artist Simone Bianchi chooses a surprising inspiration for his Batman tableau, changing the hands of creation into hands of reaching, and adding a demonic quality to Batman's foes. » 5/17/14 10:00am 5/17/14 10:00am

Harley Quinn Is Even More Fun Dressed As A Real Medieval Court Jester

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. » 5/14/14 8:43am 5/14/14 8:43am

This Moody Fan Film Goes Inside The Mind Of Harley Quinn

When Harley Quinn finds herself comatose with guilt, she retreats into her own mind, where she must confront her original persona and a Joker-like manifestation of her subconscious. » 4/22/14 10:40am 4/22/14 10:40am

Harley Quinn Parodies Frozen With "Do You Wanna Kill The Batman" Song

Even the Clown Princess of Crime loves herself some Frozen, as this fiendishly clever adaptation of "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" so cleverly proves. And hey, if you're sick and tired of hearing Frozen covers, shouldn't the last one be about Harley searching for someone to help her murder the Caped Crusader? » 4/04/14 7:20pm 4/04/14 7:20pm

Take A Better Look At The DC Villain Who Made A Surprise Arrow Cameo

One of the best surprises of this season's Arrow is a favorite DC villain who had a brief cameo in the episode "Suicide Squad." But we only got to see this character silhouetted; here's what they looked like in full costume and makeup. Arrow spoilers below. » 3/31/14 1:20pm 3/31/14 1:20pm

Joker and Harley Quinn's Relationship Summed Up in an Adorable Image

Cartoonist Yale Stewart draws the Joker and Harley in the style of his JL8 webcomic. All it needs is young Batman off in the distance where the Joker is looking so longingly. » 3/18/14 11:40am 3/18/14 11:40am

Will toy companies keep us from ever getting a superheroine movie?

Welcome to Postal Apocalypse, the only mail column on the internet written by a fake mailman from the future (that I know of)! Today we're discussing how toys affect movies — or prevent them, why DC seems determined to piss off everybody, and the best songs to sing around your apocalyptic campfire (besides "Every Rose… » 9/11/13 8:30am 9/11/13 8:30am

The super ladies of DC don hipster fashions on their days off

Elizabeth Beals puts DC's female heroes and villains in fashionable street clothes inspired by their spandex work outfits. Now she just needs to tell us wear Harley Quinn buys her clothes. » 6/15/13 5:00pm 6/15/13 5:00pm

Superheroes in Bondage, as Photographed by Richard Kadrey [NSFW]

Lela Gwenn had a dream: cosplay as some of her favorite heroes, and then get tied up and photographed by Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey. The model and writer raised over $4000 on Kickstarter to make it happen, and here's your first look at the results, exclusively on io9. » 6/11/13 4:00pm 6/11/13 4:00pm