Batman Villains in the New 52: Harley Quinn
I'm gonna talk about a fan-favourite who's reputation has been destroyed by the New 52, Harley Quinn. I hope you leave comments and agree and disagree on my views and rating. Next time I'm gonna do Scarecrow. Enjoy!
***WARNING SPOILERS FOR FUTURE ISSUES***
Harley used to be the Joker's smitten assistant who had become a fan favourite after her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series. Sadly the New 52 have turned her into a slutty psycho working with Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad. I know I'm in the minority here but I do like the more crazy Harley, yet the only storyline where I've seen the old Harley was in 'The Hunt for Harley Quinn' where she wanted vengeance for the 'death' of the Joker. Even though she completely betrayed the team for some reason she is till on the team, why?. Anyway it seems she will be staying on the team for quite a while but that might change in issue 14 where Joker interrupts a funeral for Deadshot and that issue is a tie in with the 'Death of The Family' so Harley may be returning to the Batman titles.
Her costume has changed drastically since her first costume which has been around for twenty years. The new one is not a jester outfit it is more of corset and very small mini shorts, she also has one side of her hair bleached red and the other black. I hate that her skin is now permanently white and the the cause of her insanity is thanks to being dropped into a vat of chemicals, the same one as the Joker. I hope she leaves the squad soon because it's destroying both Harley and her reputation, I wish DC would stop placing her in groups and let her back together with the Joker instead of teaming up with the Sirens, Secret Six and now the Suicide Squad.
In verdict, I'm not at all happy with her being placed in the Suicide Squad and I hate her new heavily slutty personality and why did she make out with Deadshot, I thought she only had eyes for Joker! Even though I hate so much about her rebooted version I'm still reading Suicide Squad. Anyway I ain't happy about Harley and she better be joining her 'puddin' soon.
Reboot Rating: D-
Recommended Reading: Suicide Squad: The Hunt for Harley Quinn (Issues #6- #8)