SPOILER ALERT: The below article discusses twists and plot points from the first issue of Damage. We suggest reading the issue before continuing the article…
The New Age of DC Heroes is finally here and it's kicking things off with a VERY literal bang with DAMAGE #1 exploding onto the scene this week with all the grace and subtlety of a giant, monstrous wrecking ball. But then again, what else could you expect? His name is also his job description.
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 the big question of who the most frightening Batman villain is inevitably comes around in nerdy conversation, most people’s go-to answer is the Joker. It’s a pretty good answer. It was my answer for a very long time until I started doing deeper dives and expanding my reading. Once I did, I realized that the most terrifying Batman villain—yes, even more frightening than Scarecrow, Dollmaker or Professor Pyg—is Harley Quinn.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a psychologist and a super-villain walk into Arkham Asylum—wait, no, I guess the super-villain doesn’t really walk in. Not willingly, at least. And the psychologist? She works there. She’s supposed to be treating him, but things don’t necessarily work out that way because life can be pretty funny sometimes. You might almost call it a joke. So anyway, the psychologist and the supervillain they end up hatching this scheme to break out of the asylum and…
Oh, you have heard this one?
It’s one of the most popular and powerful Superman stories ever told, but it’s such an epic tale that it can’t be faithfully told over a single film. So when Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment adapt the famous story of the death and return of the Man of Steel just in time for its 25th Anniversary, it’ll be as two separate feature-length animated movies.