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The Roundup: A Very Harley Holiday

The Roundup: A Very Harley Holiday

By Tim Beedle Monday, December 8th, 2014

Holiday shopping getting you down? Is the thought of spending Christmas with your in-laws enough to make you consider moving to North Pole? Have you heard “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer” so… many… GOSH… DARN… TIMES that you’re on the brink of running someone down yourself? Well, don’t do that (no, really, please don’t do that). Instead, grab a copy of this week’s HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1. It’s 48 pages of merriment and mayhem guaranteed to make even the biggest Scrooge smile. Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, the Harley Quinn Holiday Special is actually a collection of three different tales, each featuring the work of a different talented artist (including this month’s variant cover artist, Darwyn Cooke). Plus, you have two great Amanda Conner covers to choose from!

And hey, while you’re celebrating the holidays with Harley, you might want to pick up the equally festive BATGIRL #37. Has Batgirl gone glam? Or is that someone else behind the cowl? Considering the stolen jewelry and cars, that’s not exactly a hard question to answer. But who would impersonate Batgirl… and why? Once again, this Burnside Batgirl adventure comes to you courtesy of writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher and series artist Babs Tarr.

Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t call some attention to some of the great books that are coming out from Vertigo this week. ASTRO CITY #18 kicks off a thoughtful four-part storyline that looks at the human toll that years of superheroics can take as it examines the life of aging super hero, Crackerjack. FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #16 also kicks off a new storyline and marks the debut of new series artist Alberto Ponticelli (Dial H, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.). Finally, COFFIN HILL #14 dives into the past of its titular town, offering a dark tale of mass murder turned on its head.

All this, plus new issues of Justice League United, Batman Eternal, New Suicide Squad, Constantine and Earth 2: World’s End! Look for previews of all these new titles and more below.

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of BATGIRL #37.

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #10.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #32.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #37.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of WORLDS’ FINEST #29.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of ASTRO CITY #18.

BLASTR ran an exclusive preview of CONSTANTINE #20.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN ETERNAL #36.

CBS MAN CAVE DAILY ran an exclusive preview of COFFIN HILL #14.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #5.

13TH DIMENSION ran an exclusive preview of KLARION #3.

DC COMICS FACEBOOK PAGE ran an exclusive preview of SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #52.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7 and FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #16.