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Exclusive Cover Reveal: HARLEY QUINN #0 Variant

Check out the variant cover by Stephane Roux.

Make sure you lock your doors. In case you're totally unaware, Harley Quinn is getting her own series. It will be written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. It all begins in HARLEY QUINN #0. There will be several award-winning artists lending a hand in the art department for this zero issue.

DC Comics has given us an exclusive first look at the variant cover to HARLEY QUINN #0, by Stephane Roux.

HARLEY QUINN #0 is on sale November 6, 2013.

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Edited by Ares94

Iit's awfully close. Then I guess it means my page wasn't chosen ... ^^didn't have mcuh hope anyway ^^

Posted by Joygirl

That's the look they're going with.

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@joygirl said:

That's the look they're going with.

yup. which explains why Cheetah is giving her the "Dat Ass" look.

Posted by Joygirl

*gets frisbee... begins to coat with butter...*

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Posted by BR_Havoc

Is it just me or do her booty shorts look even shorter in that picture? Plus is her skin no longer that pale white?

Posted by Crazy_Wilhelm

I can't decide if I like Darkseid or Lex' reaction best

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Was the winner of the talent search announced?

Edited by Maddpanda531

@br_havoc: There's no way you could even call those "booty shorts", they're so short @~@

Edited by longbowhunter

I usually really like Stephane Roux. This not so much.

Posted by Jayso4201

I do not like what they have done with this character in the New 52, hopefully this will turn things around.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

Kinda excited for this. Hope they retcon some of her New 52 history though. Also I kinda like the why they drew Scarecrow on this cover.

Posted by nappystr8

I wonder why they decided to start with a #0 instead of jumping right to the first issue?

Posted by lifeofvibe
Posted by comicvine_is_jericho

This book is going to fail miserably.

The only reason why people will pick this up is because they are a fan of the character OR Speculators will buy up the first issues so they can sell them on EBay later on after it fails because usually Harley Quinn key issues always sell at a high price

Edited by TheLaughingFish

I understand the DC wants to update the look of Harley.
I get it.
I thought it was pretty cool that they wanted to make her more of a serious stand-alone threat. The costumes ;however, just seem to get worse and worse. Harley's base character was a fan-girl of the Joker and a flirt. She is not a leave nothing to the imagination kinda girl or a seductress. They need to find a happy medium between fun & playful and kickass & gadget user. I do understand that's a tall order, but I dont think they(DC) know what they're looking for anymore in a design for her.
At least Cheetah's face is hilarious in this pic :)

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

This is one of the few changes I approve of. I'm considering picking this up.

Posted by Wolverine08

The Question is not amused by this.

Posted by Marionettegeist

In Ales Kot's suicide squad she finally had pants again. Why did they change it back to this? Gigantic socks and panties shorts just looks stupid.

Edited by Herokiller12344

@br_havoc said:

Is it just me or do her booty shorts look even shorter in that picture? Plus is her skin no longer that pale white?

Not even booty shorts anymore, now she's just straight up wearing her underwear.

Posted by BR_Havoc

@maddpanda531: LOL very true those shorts are becoming a borderline thong now.

Posted by Ostyo

Bizzaro is the best part of the image. lol

Edited by Marionettegeist

Hm, those are some interesting reactions.

Two-Face - Staring into the distance (still can't make up his mind on the whole thing)

Joker - Smiling and staring as always

Scarecrow - Kinda glazed, out of focus look (too much fear gas I think)

Cheetah - Seductive lip sucking

Catwoman - Wide-Eyed happy stare

Sinestro - Staring at some object off panel (probably wondering why he's there in the first place)

Darkseid - Just plain angry

Doomsday - Same

Bizarro - STARING. in the. WRONG. DIRECTION.

Posted by TrueMarvel

Those aren't booty shorts or a mini skirt.... those are panties

Posted by Grey56

I confess I think the one on the Previews is a little sharper.

Posted by evilvegeta74

And they canceled Static?

Posted by patrat18

The fact that she gets her own book before Shazam is beyond me.

Posted by Phenomen

Well I understand Harley is ~40 (since her daughter look 20 in Catwomen) but this face \ makeup is so wrong. She is like old lady here.

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Posted by mightyrearranger

@br_havoc: There's no way you could even call those "booty shorts", they're so short @~@

I think they're referred to as the "Rob Liefeld Signature Series Cooch-Cutters"

On a side-note: Love Bizarro. Never knew that he looks away from things that catch his interest. That puts all of his previous fights with Superman in a whole new and hilarious context. :D

Posted by DonFelipe
@dctv3363 said:

Hm, those are some interesting reactions.

Two-Face - Staring into the distance (still can't make up his mind on the whole thing)

Joker - Smiling and staring as always

Scarecrow - Kinda glazed, out of focus look (too much fear gas I think)

Cheetah - Seductive lip sucking

Catwoman - Wide-Eyed happy stare

Sinestro - Staring at some object off panel (probably wondering why he's there in the first place)

Darkseid - Just plain angry

Doomsday - Same

Bizarro - STARING. in the. WRONG. DIRECTION.

Black Manta - X-ray vision and 3d modeling modes are ON.

Posted by iaconpoint

@evilvegeta74: Yeah, because it didn't sell and that's the bottom line?

I love Harley but I have to admit I hate this costume. Same with Roux, love his art and what he did on Zatanna, but this is "eh?". Go with the Arkham City one, it's both sexy-hot and makes her look like a badass.

And time for Joker to get his face back. The "tied-on" face is tired and needs to go away.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

See now I don,t know if this should be a meh or an uggh reaction to this cover.

Posted by evilvegeta74

@evilvegeta74: Yeah, because it didn't sell and that's the bottom line?

I love Harley but I have to admit I hate this costume. Same with Roux, love his art and what he did on Zatanna, but this is "eh?". Go with the Arkham City one, it's both sexy-hot and makes her look like a badass.

And time for Joker to get his face back. The "tied-on" face is tired and needs to go away.

Oh and this is gonna bring more sells right?

Posted by tparks

Just by this art alone, Harley Quinn is going in a very weird direction. Why is she so tan? Why does she have a man's face with weird makeup? It's not clown makeup, it's just weird. Why is she doing a Molly Cyrus tongue out pose? Poor HQ, you never have got the treatment you deserve. You're original character on the old Batman cartoon was awesome, now you've become....this. Every young girl star has to go through this weird stage where they fall apart. Madonna, Whitney Huston, Britney Spears, Christina Agulera, Molly Cyrus, and now.... Harley Quinn. I had high hopes for you kid, sorry it came to this.

Posted by inferiorego

This book is going to fail miserably.

The only reason why people will pick this up is because they are a fan of the character OR Speculators will buy up the first issues so they can sell them on EBay later on after it fails because usually Harley Quinn key issues always sell at a high price

Or it will do well because Jimmy Palmiotti is writing and Amanda Connor is on art. The character doesn't make a book good or bad, the creative team does.

This won't be a top selling book, but it will do well, as long as the creative team stays the same or someone comparable jumps on.

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Posted by Herokiller12344

I gotta say I'm loving how Darkseid, who is totally out of her league, may be in this.

Posted by Renchamp

@grey56 said:

I confess I think the one on the Previews is a little sharper.

I am not sure why this is a confession...

Edited by comicvine_is_jericho

@inferiorego: I doubt it, and also not trying to say you're WRONG but having a great creative team on a horrid character isn't necessarily going to make it great.

Also how has Geoff johns and Ivan Reis Justice League been for the majority of it's run?

Or Snyder's Superman?

sometimes great creative teams just cannot get great grasp on the character's there writing about.

plus Harley Quinn has always been the side character to a side character. without Joker and batman to play off of she is going to lose her charm.

If she has the right supporting cast in this book to play off of then it will be mildly entertaining

Harley Quinns best book will always be Gotham Sirens, im kinda hoping they bring that back eventually.


OR just have Paul Dini come back and write this book.

Anyways I hope you guys enjoy this book, im just positive I won't, but heck ill give it a try if i have have the extra $3 to spare. for the zero issue.

Posted by BR_Havoc

@comicvine_is_jericho: The last Harley series had a pretty respectable run it lasted over 30 issues. I think this book if they keep the fun that the Powergirl series had I see no reason why this can not make it. If they go for the super dark gritty nonsense that Kindt is doing with Harley it will be cancelled before it hits issue 15.

Posted by Grey56

@renchamp said:

@grey56 said:

I confess I think the one on the Previews is a little sharper.

I am not sure why this is a confession...

Lol, oh Ren. I heart thee sir.

Posted by kidhero999

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Posted by Mattpool

I'm really not feeling this cover (she looks like a man, and why in the world is she so freaken tan!?!), but I really can't wait for her new comic. I love the darker direction the Suicide Squad took with her. She has way more layers to her, especially with this boarder line multiple personality disorder she is developing. I think the crazier and darker they make her the deeper and longer her comic will last. She was great as jokers sidekick but that goofy fun personality wont produce the sales as a darker path traveled.