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DC Revamps Harley Quinn…WTF? [BT]
June 10th, 2011 by Dan

That's a lot sexier than I remember Harley Quinn ever being.

I’m not as into comic books as I once was and I was never into DC Comics, but when I saw this I felt like I had to say something about it. Above is the new, revamped look for Harley Quinn in her new book, Suicide Squad where Quinn, Deadshot, and King Shark are death row inmates sent on suicide missions for the US Government.

What is going on here? Does it mean that she’s no longer linked to the Joker? Why would they do this to such an iconic character? I wonder if it has to do with the changes they’ve been making to her design for the Arkham games (see below for her Arkham City look). I hated how they turned her into this weird sexpot (mostly because I grew up with the Harley on the animated series) because it just felt wrong, but this is such a departure that it almost shouldn’t be Harley Quinn. It feels like they had an idea for a character/book and shoehorned her in it to sell books with name recognition.

Also don't remember Quinn in a bodice

The concept of the book is neat and actually kind of intriguing to me, but I don’t know if I want to pick up and read this book because of what they’ve done to Harley.


2 Responses  
  • Eric Mesa writes:
    June 19th, 201111:02at

    In a recent interview they said they’ve had the DC revamp in the works for a while, so maybe it will be a satisfactory new move for Harley after the end of Gotham City Sirens, where she has spent a lot of time debating whether or not to get back with Joker.

    • Dan writes:
      June 19th, 201116:57at

      I guess we’ll see. Can’t forget that covers don’t always accurately reflect their contents either.


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