Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Books

Harley Quinn gets to pick the artist for her new DC Comics series

See also

In 1992, Harley Quinn was introduced in “Batman the Animated Series” as a one off sidekick for the Joker. But as the television series became a huge hit so did the Joker’s love interest/henchwoman. It was only inevitable that the playful, havoc wreaking Harley Quinn would find her way into the “Batman” comic books. Since the launch of DC Comics’ New 52, Harley has regularly appeared with the super villain group known as the “Suicide Squad.”

More Photos

But now the bubbly face of psychotic anarchy is heading off on her own. Harley Quinn will star in her own comic series, “Harley Quinn,” written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Chad Hardin. Hardin had a tough road to climb to get the job as seen in “Harley Quinn” #0 where he had to beat out 16 other artists to get the job.

With “Harley Quinn” #0, DC Comics provided the perfect introduction to the new series, and character. Written by Conner and Palmiotti the issue features the artwork of 17 different artists as Harley gets to choose who will draw the new monthly series. From industry legends like Jim Lee and Walter Simonson, to fan favorites like Art Baltazar, Sam Kieth, and Dan Panosian, to Harley’s co-creator Bruce Timm, each artist tackles a page of story.

The search for the artist is the overarching theme of “Harley Quinn” #0 with Conner and Palmiotti interacting with the fourth wall breaking Quinn as she says what she does and does not like about the various artists. The brilliance of the issue is that each page is able to stand on its own as a story within the story. Each artist showcases their unique style and ability as they “try-out” for the regular art gig.

Conner and Palmiotti are able to convey the fun loving tone of Harley Quinn while also showing off the villain’s love of destruction and sadistic mayhem. If “Harley Quinn” #0 is any indication the new series featuring the Joker’s gal pal is going to be a huge hit.

“Harley Quinn” #0 is a must read, you can find it at your local comic book retailer or read instantly through

To find your nearest retailer click here to use the Comic Shop Locator.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    TV Buzz

Related Videos:

  • 'India Was One' a captivating romantic thriller
    <div class="video-info" data-id="516948152" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Harvard Yard once sported an Indian School and other early American realities
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518063272" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • When the Cypress Whispers
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!