What’s that? It’s the sound of DC getting ready to publish another comic book featuring Harley Quinn. This new comic is a mini-series with writing duties from Frank Tieri (Catwoman) and Jimmy Palmiotti (mastermind of the main Harley Quinn comic book.) The interior art is drawn by Mauricet (a Belgian artist known for The Crossovers) with covers by Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn costume designer and frequent cover artist.) The new story is called Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys, issue one of six hits store shelves in April. ComicVine broke the cover, solicit and news.
According to the solicit Harley has amassed some sort of army leaving Harley to lead a team of copycats that resemble her in image. Harley Quinn has been kidnapped and the new team are being hunted by a villain with a personal grudge against the character. It’s been commonplace lately to see a popular character get a gang of copycats taking up arms with them. Deadpool Corps., Captain America Corps., and so on. This comic will seemingly replace Harley Quinn and Power Girl, a six-issue miniseries that recently concluded back in December. The comic joins the ranks of Harley’s Little Black Book, Harley Quinn (proper), New Suicide Squad. The word synergy comes to mind as DC comics fans are gearing up for Harley’s big screen debut in August’s Suicide Squad.
Can the market sustain another Harley Quinn mini? Probably. With the character still maintaining herself as a sales juggernaut for DC, giving the hero an additional mini on the cusp of a movie makes perfect financial sense.
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!