Melissa Rosenberg just helped redefine what we expect from superheroes on screen with the new Jessica Jones Netflix series. But let’s not forget her previous foray into superheroics: the 2002-2003 Birds of Prey TV show, which featured a ridiculously creepy Harley Quinn.
The harlequin suit is out, and the skirts are in, as Play Arts Kai’s Arkham Knight turns its attention away from cape-swooshing Batmen and introduces Harley Quinn’s latest look. And it seems like Square-Enix have also managed to put the plastic in “plastic surgery” a bit literally while they’re at it, too.
In a industry of endless variant figures, I was honestly kind of surprised that Harleen Quinzel, the Psychiatrist that becomes Harley Quinn, has never had an action figure before — and yet, 23 years after her début, here we are: the toy for people who prefer craziness in a lab coat rather than a harlequin’s outfit.
Play Arts Kai's unrepentantly mad appropriation of their DC license continues! Square-Enix brought their A-game to New York Comic Con , but it wasn't just Tetsuya Nomura's Catwoman that gave use their bizarre look at Batman's Rogues gallery there - there were also these figures of Harley Quinn and the Joker too.
Wait, I'm sorry, they're calling it 'Rub and Smell' for legal reasons - but either way, Harley Quinn Annual #1's late October launch will feature a weirdly smelly romp for the demented Harlequin, including a smell that even had to be changed for international issues.