The Gotham City troublemaker known as Harley Quinn got her start in animation. So it feels only appropriate that 25 years later, after reaching new heights of popularity, she’s returning to it.
When you’re a super hero with as many connections as Batman, you’re bound to end up working with partners pretty regularly. It’s the curse of popularity in the super heroic world. Of course, when you’re a guy who is as traditionally...well, let’s just say difficult to get along with as Batman, some of those team-ups are going to be a little more challenging than others.
Let’s take a look at some of the Dark Knight’s most challenging forays into the world of partnering.
Every now and then a Batman comic book comes along that turns the world of the Dark Knight completely on its head. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS was one. So was BATMAN: EARTH ONE, BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN. They’re comics that reinterpret the Batman mythos in compelling new ways. They’re the books that you talk about with friends and fellow fans for years after they’ve ended, and go back to time and time again.
Who knew that Kite Man would turn out to have one of the most heartbreaking stories in Gotham? The C-lister’s tale continues in this week’s excellent BATMAN #30, in which we discover what happens after he joins with the Joker in the War of Jokes and Riddles.
In short, nothing good.
Now that you’ve made it through both DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, it’s time to really start digging into the nitty-gritty before the event itself, DARK NIGHTS: METAL, explodes across the DC Universe this summer.
And there’s definitely a lot to sort through. With just two prelude books, Metal has already managed to set the stage for the next year of Rebirth in a major way. It might even feel a little bit intimidating if you’re trying to come at the event with all your super heroic homework done and ready to go.
Everything is about to change.
It may be called “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” but this week’s chilling BATMAN #25 was deadly serious.
Set early in Batman’s career, Tom King and Mikel Janin’s new storyline reveals what happens when two of Gotham’s biggest crime bosses turn on each other. But these are no mere gangsters of the sunglasses-and-shirtcuffs variety. These are two of the Dark Knight’s deadliest foes—the Joker and the Riddler.
Here at DC Collectibles, we’re not afraid of the camera. We love it. In fact, you can say that when it comes to photos, we’re always trying to put our best face forward—whether it belongs to Batman, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman or Killer Croc! That’s why we finally created a DC Collectibles Instagram account. We wanted to show off some of the amazing statues and action figures we’ve released over the years, along with some of the ones we have on the way.