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Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

First.

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Posted by scouts1998

second

Edited by longbowhunter

Jimmy gives a good interview. I think Harley Quinn will be a good read. He seems excited to get this book up and going.

Posted by BattheMan008

fourth. :(

Edited by lifeboy

So harley helps people?? That's weak sause....

I guess I can't blame dc or pamlatti. They are just being responsible. You probably can't write a psychotic killer in a mainline media because someone in real life would re-enact what the character does and the company could be held liable for what that person did.

Edited by SupBatz

I'm reservedly hopeful.

Posted by lifeboy

I'm sorry to be trolling, but I don't think this title will be good. Not palmatti or dc's fault, but you can't have a good harley quinn comic without murder, torture and loss of innocent lives at the hands of the lead character. I don't believe dc is willing to go all the way, so why even bother.

Btw; props for that nice GF in amanda!

Edited by cyberchop979

Jimmy seems like such a cool and genuine guy. Can't wait to get my hands on the first issue!

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Posted by SlickyMike88

Amanda Conner is only doing the cover ?!!!ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, well i'm looking forward anyway.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@jonny_anonymous: What the hell?!? I wrote "First" not "First grade was hard for me." How the hell did it get edited?!?

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous: What the hell?!? I wrote "First" not "First grade was hard for me." How the hell did it get edited?!?

Haha you should check your other posts

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@jonny_anonymous: I did, it happened on 1 other article. I already wrote a message about it there.

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Posted by monsterduc

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

Posted by Akindoodle

If it has a Gotham City Sirens vibe, then I'm on board

Posted by longbowhunter
Posted by BatMark_

@monsterduc: a solo title for The Question wouldn't be out of the question after Trinity War, I'd definitely read that.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

What the hell, it says it again!!! Is there some trolling mod out there or something?

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Posted by darkrider

twenty two

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Posted by doordoor123

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

@lifeboy said:

I'm sorry to be trolling, but I don't think this title will be good. Not palmatti or dc's fault, but you can't have a good harley quinn comic without murder, torture and loss of innocent lives at the hands of the lead character. I don't believe dc is willing to go all the way, so why even bother.

Btw; props for that nice GF in amanda!

@lifeboy said:

So harley helps people?? That's weak sause....

I guess I can't blame dc or pamlatti. They are just being responsible. You probably can't write a psychotic killer in a mainline media because someone in real life would re-enact what the character does and the company could be held liable for what that person did.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

Edited by iceslick

Once again Jimmy says way too much to make you feel awkward. lol @g_man

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@monsterduc said:

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

@lifeboy said:

I'm sorry to be trolling, but I don't think this title will be good. Not palmatti or dc's fault, but you can't have a good harley quinn comic without murder, torture and loss of innocent lives at the hands of the lead character. I don't believe dc is willing to go all the way, so why even bother.

Btw; props for that nice GF in amanda!

@lifeboy said:

So harley helps people?? That's weak sause....

I guess I can't blame dc or pamlatti. They are just being responsible. You probably can't write a psychotic killer in a mainline media because someone in real life would re-enact what the character does and the company could be held liable for what that person did.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

Didn't Harley have a series in the past that didn't sell very well also? seeing as how MMH and Shazam are doing big things right now and getting a big push (MMH is taking over JLA in a few months if i'm not mistaken) . If they had a talented writer behind them, then i don't see why they couldn't sell well. especially since they actually seem to be asking for those series.

i agree with the rest though.

Edited by doordoor123

@doordoor123 said:

@monsterduc said:

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

@lifeboy said:

I'm sorry to be trolling, but I don't think this title will be good. Not palmatti or dc's fault, but you can't have a good harley quinn comic without murder, torture and loss of innocent lives at the hands of the lead character. I don't believe dc is willing to go all the way, so why even bother.

Btw; props for that nice GF in amanda!

@lifeboy said:

So harley helps people?? That's weak sause....

I guess I can't blame dc or pamlatti. They are just being responsible. You probably can't write a psychotic killer in a mainline media because someone in real life would re-enact what the character does and the company could be held liable for what that person did.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

Didn't Harley have a series in the past that didn't sell very well also? seeing as how MMH and Shazam are doing big things right now and getting a big push (MMH is taking over JLA in a few months if i'm not mistaken) . If they had a talented writer behind them, then i don't see why they couldn't sell well. especially since they actually seem to be asking for those series.

i agree with the rest though.

Yes, she did, but she has become more of an established character since then and it wasn't in the same vain. The Dark Knight might have also grown her fan base. Y'know, with all those female joker-lovers.

You think Martain Manhunter is getting a big push? How so? He's probably one of the most reinvented characters of the New 52. I think his book would drop much quicker then any other book. Unless a HUGE writer takes him on, I don't think it would last longer then a year. It is hard to sell a book that isn't relatable and for some reason people have just never really dug books with an alien as the main character. Sure, there are characters like Superman, but he's pretty "human." Martian Manhunter is just a hard sell. People like him and he's a good character, but it isn't easy to write a long-lasting comic series for him. I can guarantee that, unless Johns is writing him, it won't last a year. And there are rumors right now that Lemire might be writing a MM book. Shazam (Captain Marvel) hasn't had a selling book since its first book in the 60s. I think his fans are just very vocal. But I agree, with a good creative team, any book can sell nowadays. Then again, Jeff Lemire is supposed to be a top writer at DC, but JLD is has been dropping in the charts.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@avenging_x_bolt said:

@doordoor123 said:

@monsterduc said:

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

@lifeboy said:

I'm sorry to be trolling, but I don't think this title will be good. Not palmatti or dc's fault, but you can't have a good harley quinn comic without murder, torture and loss of innocent lives at the hands of the lead character. I don't believe dc is willing to go all the way, so why even bother.

Btw; props for that nice GF in amanda!

@lifeboy said:

So harley helps people?? That's weak sause....

I guess I can't blame dc or pamlatti. They are just being responsible. You probably can't write a psychotic killer in a mainline media because someone in real life would re-enact what the character does and the company could be held liable for what that person did.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

Didn't Harley have a series in the past that didn't sell very well also? seeing as how MMH and Shazam are doing big things right now and getting a big push (MMH is taking over JLA in a few months if i'm not mistaken) . If they had a talented writer behind them, then i don't see why they couldn't sell well. especially since they actually seem to be asking for those series.

i agree with the rest though.

Yes, she did, but she has become more of an established character since then and it wasn't in the same vain. The Dark Knight might have also grown her fan base. Y'know, with all those female joker-lovers.

You think Martian Manhunter is getting a big push? How so? . He's probably one of the most reinvented characters of the New 52.

I agree, at least in terms of personality and a little bit in terms of methodology (being a lot more vicious) . However he has been getting more attention and activity in the DCNU. thats a push. not an ideal one in my opinion but still a push.

I think his book would drop much quicker then any other book. Unless a HUGE writer takes him on, I don't think it would last longer then a year. It is hard to sell a book that isn't relatable and for some reason people have just never really dug books with an alien as the main character. Sure, there are characters like Superman, but he's pretty "human." Martian Manhunter is just a hard sell. People like him and he's a good character, but it isn't easy to write a long-lasting comic series for him. I can guarantee that, unless Johns is writing him,

it won't last a year. And there are rumors right now that Lemire might be writing a MM book. Shazam (Captain Marvel) hasn't had a selling book since its first book in the 60s. I think his fans are just very vocal. But I agree, with a good creative team, any book can sell nowadays. Then again, Jeff Lemire is supposed to be a top writer at DC, but JLD is has been dropping in the charts.

I suppose you have a point. it would still be nice if someone other than Geoff Johns cared enough to try though.

Posted by Weddep

Right when they mention Poison Ivy, an Ivy Cosplayer walked behind them. Perfect...

Posted by Yung ANcient One

I am surprised there are so many people excited for this book.

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Posted by Grey56

@monsterduc said:

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

I don't normally agree with Door, @monsterduc - but he's probably correct on this. For what it's worth though, I also agree with you in that I would put my money down for a Dr. Fate or Lobo title. What I can also tell you though (and more aptly since being married for 4 years) is that Harley drives a different demographic entirely. My wife follows each of the Sirens ardently. She's not alone - do a quick straw poll on what female character enjoys the most cosplay and I bet you dollars to donuts that if it isn't one of the Sirens then I'd be very surprised.

If you want more empirical evidence though - look at the Comic Sales for not just last month but since the onset of New 52. In case you're not as old as I am - this isn't the first incarnation of the SS. What is the numerator which has caused the cash train to continue with this newest series? You guessed it sir; a scantily red and black clad sociopathihottie.

Lastly though - if you want further evidence of the demand for Harley, try going to Harley Quinn at My Comic Shop and look at the back issue prices if they even have them. If not that - look at ebay. Though it's fair to state that her first series didn't go well - it's hardly fair to say that this next one won't do as well financially. Critically though - well have to wait and see what JP and his wife can do. I know I'll be reading at the least.

Posted by doordoor123

@grey56 said:

@doordoor123 said:

@monsterduc said:

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

I don't normally agree with Door,

@monsterduc

- but he's probably correct on this. For what it's worth though, I also agree with you in that I would put my money down for a Dr. Fate or Lobo title. What I can also tell you though (and more aptly since being married for 4 years) is that Harley drives a different demographic entirely. My wife follows each of the Sirens ardently. She's not alone - do a quick straw poll on what female character enjoys the most cosplay and I bet you dollars to donuts that if it isn't one of the Sirens then I'd be very surprised.

If you want more empirical evidence though - look at the

Comic Sales

for not just last month but since the onset of New 52. In case you're not as old as I am - this isn't the first incarnation of the SS. What is the numerator which has caused the cash train to continue with this newest series? You guessed it sir; a scantily red and black clad sociopathihottie.

Lastly though - if you want further evidence of the demand for Harley, try going to

Harley Quinn at My Comic Shop

and look at the back issue prices if they even have them. If not that - look at ebay. Though it's fair to state that her first series didn't go well - it's hardly fair to say that this next one won't do as well financially. Critically though - well have to wait and see what JP and his wife can do. I know I'll be reading at the least.

Who are you? I don't think I've ever seen you disagree with me. I

Edited by Grey56

@doordoor123: Who am I? I'm Grey56, but you can call me Burt. However to answer your open opine; we have had one or two prior discussions. No worries.

Posted by queenofs2s

I'm ok with change, I love my characters yet accept change. But seriously, I'll never forgive DC for majorly FUCKING UP Harley Quinn. I'm sad that her new emotramp look caught up and I hope someone rescues her and her actual personality. :(

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@doordoor123: Captain Marvel was once the best selling comic series of all time.

But I totally see what you are saying. I am huge Harley fan I would totally buy every issue of this series. I didn't with Suicide Squad because from what I read I was didn't like what I read, but with this Book I'll definetly buy every issue since they seem like they really love the character and want to make it as fun of a book as the first Harley Quinn series.

Also I would buy Captain Marvel and Martian Manhunter. I am a huge Captain Marvel fan and I do want to get more in the Martian Manhunter as I always found him a interesting character ever since first seeing him in the Justice League cartoon when I was little. However I do keep a budget for comics ($20)so Cap' would probably override the Martian Manhunter unless I go comic crazy.

Posted by davidgrantlloyd

I'll check out the first couple of issues and see where it goes. Palmiotti has done some great stories over the years with Jonah Hex, hopefully Harley Quinn will rock.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Jimmy and Amanda are an unbeatable combo in comics. Don't know if I'll have the $$$ to get this mo nthly but I'm gonna pay special attention to it. I love how he says he writes alot more eloquently than he speak ^_^ And...Harley and Ivy "really" good friends?! O_O

Posted by Overlander

LOL @ Deadpool + Harley

Posted by ChillinVillain

@monsterduc said:

Another soon to be cancelled title. Why doesn't DC put out a book that a lot of people want like Shazam or Martian Manhunter, or give some more interesting and underused characters like Dr. Fate, The Question or Lobo a shot. I would purchase any of these books.

Harley is the background character of a villian, and certainly not worthy of an ongoing, which will most likely end up being a limited due to very poor sales.

@lifeboy said:

I'm sorry to be trolling, but I don't think this title will be good. Not palmatti or dc's fault, but you can't have a good harley quinn comic without murder, torture and loss of innocent lives at the hands of the lead character. I don't believe dc is willing to go all the way, so why even bother.

Btw; props for that nice GF in amanda!

@lifeboy said:

So harley helps people?? That's weak sause....

I guess I can't blame dc or pamlatti. They are just being responsible. You probably can't write a psychotic killer in a mainline media because someone in real life would re-enact what the character does and the company could be held liable for what that person did.

First of all, Harley Quinn is a character with A LOT of fans. There is no way it is cancelled too soon. Especially with the success of books like Gotham City Sirens. If you think a Martain Manhunter book will sell better, you're delusional. He and Captain Marvel have had books in the past that haven't sold well. Harley Quinn has a MUCH stronger fan base. Second of all, Jimmy's Power Girl was a great run that sold well in trade. It is one of the best under-appreciated comics ever. Palmiotti is great with comedy. He's very tonally diverse. I actually like his comedies more then his serious stuff.

Having said all that, I seriously doubt she won't be killing. Just because she thinks she's a hero doesn't mean she doesn't kill thinking it's the "right" thing. She already kills people in Suicide Squad, I don't see how it would be much different. It isn't a kiddy book and DC hasn't ever held back on the killing (and raping).

And yes, you CAN write a psychotic killer. There have been tons of times in comics where that has happened. Have you read any Morrison Bat-villain pre-New 52? I think what Palmiotti is going to do is something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RofQyv9s4

If this goes well, I can see Harley Quinn becoming the DC equivalent to Marvel's Deadpool; Harley even talks to her other personality in the same manner.

Edited by Quntumking

I'll give Harley Quinn a shot for a few months but i would love a SHAZAM book. Give JIM LEE a try at him with a solid writer.

Edited by monsterduc

I don't normally agree with Door,

@monsterduc

- but he's probably correct on this. For what it's worth though, I also agree with you in that I would put my money down for a Dr. Fate or Lobo title. What I can also tell you though (and more aptly since being married for 4 years) is that Harley drives a different demographic entirely. My wife follows each of the Sirens ardently. She's not alone - do a quick straw poll on what female character enjoys the most cosplay and I bet you dollars to donuts that if it isn't one of the Sirens then I'd be very surprised.

If you want more empirical evidence though - look at the

Comic Sales

for not just last month but since the onset of New 52. In case you're not as old as I am - this isn't the first incarnation of the SS. What is the numerator which has caused the cash train to continue with this newest series? You guessed it sir; a scantily red and black clad sociopathihottie.

Lastly though - if you want further evidence of the demand for Harley, try going to

Harley Quinn at My Comic Shop

and look at the back issue prices if they even have them. If not that - look at ebay. Though it's fair to state that her first series didn't go well - it's hardly fair to say that this next one won't do as well financially. Critically though - well have to wait and see what JP and his wife can do. I know I'll be reading at the least.

Well, I went and checked the sales as you asked, and since the beginning of the year, SS has dropped 21 spots and has lost over 4000 issues in sales (27,061 to 22,907, which is also pretty much half of sales since it came in with the new 52, sales of 44,981 back in Sept, 2011). That doesn't sound like a formula for success to me but more along the lines of eventual cancellation if sales keep falling. I can see the new Harley series following a similar fate.

I also went and looked at the 2000 Harley Quinn sales and the same thing happened there. Decent initial sales and then 38 issues later, cancellation.

Don't get me wrong. I like Harley as a character, but I can't see her holding a series afloat for more than a few years. Much like many of my own faves like the Punisher, Moon Knight (even big names like Bendis and Maleev couldn't keep this one going), and Lobo.