NML Crossing

NML Crossing, Episode 085 – Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (1999)

NML Crossing, Episode Eighty-Five

Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (October, 1999)
“Harley Quinn”
Writer – Paul Dini
Pencils – Yvel Guichet
Inks – Aaron Sowd
Letters – Willie Schubert
Colors – Richard & Tonya Horie
Edits – Gorfinkel, Vincenzo
Cover Price: $5.95

It’s finally time to meet the clown girl! Today we’re going to take a look at Harley Quinn’s first in-continuity appearance, and talk about how I went about procuring my very own copy of the book!

The Bada-Bin!

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One thought on “NML Crossing, Episode 085 – Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (1999)

  • I actually did buy this when it came out. Haven’t read it in 25 years. And other than the cover, I didn’t remember anything from this issue. I had no idea that the Harley/Ivy team(?) couple(?) Went all the way back to her first in continuity appearance.

    It’s probably because it’s written by Dini, but this feels like it could fit in with the animated series but doesn’t feel like the comics set in the animated universe. He had a knack for writing Harley. With him writing her, Harley in the animated universe and in the DC Universe are the same character and one is not an adaptation of the other.

    The introduction of Harley is told totally differently in the novel, and I think I prefer the novel’s introduction over the comic one.

    The Huntress series by Cavalieri and Stanton was the introduction of the Helena Bertinelli version of the Huntress. As a fan of the Earth-Two Huntress I was never not going to buy that series. Its not a very Bat-Family title. She isn’t even based out of Gotham, she’s in New York Cirty. The Huntress she was in that series was almost completely changed by the time No Man’s Land even began.
    I remember it was canceled with dangling sub plots that needed to be resolved in a Justice League International Special. I tried re-reading it maybe a year ago but got bored with it after the first story concluded.


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