Harley Quinn (2000 - 2004) Issues
Harley Quinn ain't exactly the loving, nurturing type. She's more the stab-you-and-pick-your-pocket-before-you-hit-the-floor type. So why is she feeding and protecting an orphaned 11-year-old girl? And why not, when Harley's after a score worth $500,000? Can she keep the kid away from the bounty hunters hot on her trail?
Harley signs on for a mercenary gig, to hunt down a guy on the lam and retrieve an unnamed object of limitless value for him. Sounds easy enough, except that bounty hunters from all over the globe are on the case as well, and the last one standing will be the winner. What does all this have to do with a seemingly random murder in Paris? And will Harley's latest attempts at decorating her newest apartment the illegal way cost her big time? All that and a trip to the eye doctor, too!
Harley is about to cross the line from wacky to just plain insane! Bishop, the cop who's sworn to take down Harley for killing his partner, has unknowingly met her under her fake civilian guise of psychiatrist Jessica Seaborn. Now, Harley has accepted a date with this not-so-fine example of Gotham's finest. And just to keep Harley on her toes, Cupid has sent a certain psychotic ex-paramour to turn this into the strangest date in the history of love! Can you say...The Joker?
Harley gained powers beyond those of normal humans when she was the subject of Poison Ivy's experiments. But every gift has its price, and now Harley faces the consequences! When some of Gotham City's bottom feeders have something of Ivy's that Harley desperately needs, it becomes a race against time to get it back before Harley's health disintegrates! You've never seen Harley this desperate, or dangerous! Plus, Harley and Doc discuss love!
The first story arc of the new creative team comes to a violent close! Harley learns at long last who framed her for killing a police officer! She also learns who's really behind the attempt on her life! And, most important, she learns which of her very disturbed mental patients is trying to do her in....and wait 'til you see why! Plus, romance makes its way into Harley's life!
Harley's got a stalker, someone with an obsession so strong it can bring down buildings! But when the Cupid of Crime turns the tables on her pursuer, she finds someone else has gotten to him first, and the police, still blaming her for the death of an officer, wait for her with guns loaded and cocked!
The series' sensational new direction continues! Gotham Police are closing in on Harley, even as her psychiatric practice brings her a decidedly disturbed new patient! And when she discovers the Joker may have had a hand in her current trouble, it leads her to a fateful confrontation with the one-time love of her life.
Harley gets down to business in her guise as a psychiatrist, but the parade of troubled folks she encounters make her look sane! Meanwhile, Harley's still wanted for the murder of a police officer, and she's got some very hot stolen goods on her to boot! Plus, don't miss her all-new (sort of) costume, and delight as she gets shot not once, but twice! All the action, all the drama and a few jokes thrown in for good measure!
Introducing the brand new creative team behind the adventures of the cupid of crime! Harley Quinn finds herself in more than a spot of trouble, moments from a very watery death. Meanwhile, she's wanted for the murder of a GCPD officer, and the late cop's partner, Bishop, is going to bring her in, no matter who gets in the way.
Batman guest-stars as the moment fans have waited for since issue #1 arrives at last! The Joker returns with something less than romance in his heart. Harley may have renounced him, but did she really mean it? And given that this is the Joker, you know nothing is going to be as it seems, as he launches a scheme that will have readers and Batman guessing until the end.
Harley Quinn is back from Hell! The tragically disembodied troublemaker is wreaking havoc across Martian Manhunter's hometown, and the Manhunter's finding out that it's hard to stop the spirit form of one of the DCU's most random villains without being able to touch her. The Manhunter calls on the aid of the magician Zatanna to wrangle the slippery spirit, but even their combined efforts may not be much help once Harley figures out how to possess people at will!
Harley's missing in action following her fatally bizarre adventure "down under." Now we find out what it's like to live in a "World Without Harley." So whom do we focus on instead? Why, Martian Manhunter, naturally! Seems J'onn J'onzz has picked up a new client in his guise as a private detective. But not everything is as it seems. So what's all this got to do with our Miss Quinzel? You won't believe the answer!
It's the final chapter of Harley's trip to that big, bad place way, way below the surface! Harley's determined to escape her supernatural prison, but to do that, she's going to have to get past Highwater, the official doorman of the great beyond. But where brute force fails, perhaps the key to the prison lies in the key to the heart. Sound mushy? It ain't!
Harley's trapped in the ultimate prison by a demonic fellow whose name begins with the letter "E." She enlists the help of some familiar (if unexpected) faces in a massive attempt to regain her freedom! Harley's got a gaggle of unusual superhumans on her side, but it ain't easy to come back from...well, wherever, especially with a bounty hunter gunning for your head!
Last month, Superman busted in and busted up Harley's latest and greatest scheme. Now, the Metropolis story is over, and Harley has paid the ultimate price for her many sins against humanity. So where is she? And what old crimes from her not-so-distant past are going to revisit her in the worst way imaginable? To be more than vague here would only ruin the surprise!
Great Scott! It's the end of Metropolis! Well, at least for this book! Superman's ready to kick Harley out of his city once and for all, but she's got Ivy and Bizarro on her side! The clock is ticking, and this one is going to end with a real sense of...finality for Harley! We dare not say more, except karmic payback can be a real pain!
The cupid of crime finds herself the object of the Man of Bizzare's crush, and Bizarro will stop at nothing to win Harley's heart! Now Harley's on the run, and Bizzaro's right behind her, dead flowers and all. And to make matters worse, the real Man of Steel has caught wind of Harley's presence!
At last, at long last, because absolutely no one demanded it! A certain man dressed in red and blue and endowed with tremendous abilities we could only describe as super, swoops onto the scene! That's right, it's...Bizarro? Am confused? Don't be! Finally, someone who'll appreciate Miss Harleen's humor! But what could the Man of...well, something, want with our petite criminal half-mastermind?
Harley takes advantage of being in the City of Tomorrow to plan a daring heist, one she could never pull off in Gotham. But the fine men and women in blue aren't going to stand around and let little Ms. Quinn have her way, leading to a Rashomon-like experience for all involved, but only after it's gone through the Harley-prism, natch! Meanwhile, Jimmy continues to slobber over Harley's alter-ego, Holly, and there's a man in red and blue rocketing onto the scene...
Fresh in her new Metropolis digs, Harley Quinn begins her brand new...day job? Yes, that's right folks, she's going legit! Well, not exactly. Harley begins an advice column for the Daily Planet, and given her mental state, well, let's just say love's about to become a battlefield! Meanwhile, she's keeping busy at night with her partner in crime, Poison Ivy. And look for the new supporting cast of Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and a cameo by Clark Kent. Hey! What is this, a Superman book?!?
A bold new storyline begins as Harley and Poison Ivy leave the dirt-encrusted confines of Gotham City for the bright lights and shining steel of Metropolis! Harley sees opportunity for crime, fun, matchmaking, and a rest from the bounty that sent her running from Gotham. So saddle up and join the girls as they enter a new 'burg, find new digs, decorate 'em, and get into trouble with the law - all in one issue!
With the world becoming "Jokerized," will this mean Harley is reunited with her one true love? Think again! Instead, the Joker sends two of the strangest villains we've ever seen, Moonrock and Luna, after Harley to bring his wayward honey home. After all, Harley knows the secret of the Joker venom which has been causing havoc all throughout the DCU, and that makes her a threat!
Harley's first year ends with a bang in this special extra-sized issue! It's games-within-games as Bo and Surley try to capture Harley; Bo and Carrie try to hook up (at last); Nix unleashes his plan against Harley; Buster's true colors are shown; Jack Happi meets his destiny (and it hurts); allegiances shift; and Batman strikes!
Guest-starring Nightwing as a...carjacker? What could lead him to such a dastardly deed? Why, Harley Quinn, of course! How will our hero, er, villain escape this one? Meanwhile, Oracle is determined to stop Harley once and for all, and she's not the only one. Nix and Buster are scheming against her, Matches Malone is about to strike, and let's not even talk about the Stooges.
Reintroducing the original Batgirl! But how can that be possible when Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl, is wheelchair-bound? She'd certainly like to know, and so would Nightwing, Robin, and a certain new hero out there named Batgirl! Meanwhile, Harley's still in the clutches of Killer Croc; Bo and Surley of The Stooges have a tender, defining moment; and the Quinntettes get a new member: Matches Malone!
There's a price on Harley's head, and everyone in Gotham knows it, turning Harley's shopping spree into a deadly disaster! Meanwhile, there's trouble brewin' with the Quinntettes, the Stooges make another stab at capturing Harley, and a very familiar face to BATMAN readers joins Harley's henchmen! Plus, a surprise ending that'll leave you hanging!
Guest artists Pete Woods (ROBIN) & Mark Lipka illustrate a special issue that delves into Harley's past! Ex-FBI profiler Dr. Cary Chispazo and her cohorts in bounty hunting, Surley and Donner, think they've found the start of the mess that grew up to be Harley Quinn. A field trip to Gotham State University uncovers some rather disturbing and unknown facts about Miss Harleen Quinzel. Plus, a plot against Harley begins!
Guest-starring Big Barda! The siege of Wayne Manor continues, as Harley and the Quinntettes square off against the Riddler and his gang while Barda tries to keep order and the Manor in one piece! But Harley is determined to leave with some loot first even if it means a few Quinntettes get toasted in the process!
With her henchmen the Quinntettes anxious to score some moolah, Harley finds that being the leader of the pack isn't all it's cracked up to be. She figures the best way to keep the puppies at bay is to rob someone very rich, and who better than Bruce Wayne? Wait until you get a load of Harley and Batman's first out-of-costume meeting (well, sort of)! Plus: a cameo by Oracle, and a surprise Amazonian guest-star!
Bo and Surley, the bounty hunters who've been on Harley's trail since issue #3, are joined by a new partner -- a former FBI profiler who's about to uncover something verrrrry interesting about Harley's past. Meanwhile, Harley and the Quinntettes get a new member, and embark on a theft of, shall we say, gargantuan proportions!
Introducing...the Quinntettes! They're the baddest, meanest, most dysfunctional henchmen Harley could find, and they're ready for action! But the first mission's not what anyone's expecting, and one of the Quinntettes has something strange going on...in his head! It's crime, danger, and star-crossed love!
Fresh off the blowout from issue one, Harley finds herself alone, adrift and without direction. Even a bizarre cameo by Poison Ivy (among others) can't get our darling little nut-job out of her funk -- but maybe a new job will? Enter Two-Face, and a wild kidnapping scheme which only gets stranger as the job unravels. And if that weren't enough, a familiar face is now hunting for Harley, and the Penguin drops by for a visit.
HARLEY QUINN is not the story of an honorable woman and her quest for justice. Instead, it's a love story gone horribly, horribly, horribly wrong, especially in the first extra-length issue, as the Joker's girlfriend must do without Mister J's "calming" influence! And considering just how many sandwiches short of a picnic Harley is, you know this book's going to be wild! Harley is driven to astounding lengths to free her loony lover. And that's just in the first seven pages! What follows is too strange for words, though it does involve one itsy-bitsy cameo by Batman. Just one! Once you see life through the eyes of Harley Quinn, you'll find she makes a lot more sense. Would you believe a little more sense?