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.|
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.|