BatChat With Matt & Will Episode 52: Happy Birthday, Harley Quinn

Batman: The Animated Series turned 30 years old last week, and with it, the show’s most popular addition to the Batman canon, Harley Quinn. Harley went from Joker’s henchgirl to starring in her own comics, animated series and movies, making her easily one of the two most popular characters in all of comics over the past 35 years. So this week, we’re looking at three stories that track Harley’s evolution in the comics, from her first print appearance, to her introduction to the DCU proper, to her finally settling her score with the Joker.

  • Batgirl: Day One (Batman Adventures V.1 #12)
  • Batman: Harley Quinn
  • Twenty-Five Big One$ (Harley Quinn V.2 #25)

Be sure to check out this week’s BatChat column, where we look at Detective Comics #1,063, Batman: One Bad Day: Riddler and Batman’s Mystery Casebook OGN.

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Matt Lazorwitz read his first comic at the age of five. It was Who's Who in the DC Universe #2, featuring characters whose names begin with B, which explains so much about his Batman obsession. He writes about comics he loves, and co-hosts the creator interview podcast WMQ&A with Dan Grote.

Will Nevin loves bourbon and AP style and gets paid to teach one of those things. He is on Twitter far too often.