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    Written and drawn by the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed "Batman: The Animated Series," Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this Batman one-shot reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to the Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own!

    Harley Quinn and Joker try to ambush James Gordon at the dentist office but Batman gets the drop of them and even mocks Joker for being to predictable. They get away but Joker's pride is wounded and Harley can't even get a smile from him. She is eventually tossed out with the hyenas and she blames Batman. She feel Batman gets in the way of the two and if Batman was out of the picture she could have Joker to herself.

    In a series of flashbacks we see the origin of Harley when she went by Harleen Quinzel. He gymnast scholarship to Gotham University and how she at the very least seduced her grades from her professors and graduated. Ending up at Arkham Asylum She meets and eventually falls in love with the Joker and even breaks him out as Harley Quinn.

    Harley hatches a plan to capture Batman. She is meticulous over every detail and rechecks everything until Batman wakes up hanging upside down over a tank of piranha. Finally going to kill Batman Harley hears Batman tell her how mad the Joker would be if she did it without him. Convinced she calls joker and he gets there as fast as possible.

    When he arrives he in in a rage that she had done this and that she didn't do it right. Joker pushes her out the window and nearly kills her and then he lets batman away...kinda. The two fight and Batman tells Joker Harley did better that the Joker ever did and that it was his ego that let him go. The two fight until Joker falls and disappears.

    Note: This issue has several cookies in the background, Poison Ivy, along with Bruce Timm and Paul Dini can be seen in Arkham Asylum, Comic Jerry Lewis is seen marrying Joker and Harley, Summer Gleeson in on the television and Babs and Buster Bunny can be seen hanging from the ceiling in Joker and Harley's home. This issue will also go on and become part of the animated series, with only minor changes.


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    Rev Up Harley 0

    Unless you Joker, You Just Have to Laugh.When I think of my favorite comics ever, this book is at the top of my list. It may not have the momentous impact on the comic world like the Watchmen or change the concept of superheroes like Steve Ditko's Spider-man, but it is a perfect mix of fun and story. First of all I died laughing when I read this book. It was humorous and fan and captures the characters perfectly. The story however has an awesome twist at the end, When Batman has his showdown...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    I only have Mad Love for this book 0

    Harley Quinn came from the world of the Batman Adventures animated series and from her popularity she became part of the DCU.  I thank you Paul Dini!  Harley works best with the Joker, I do love her bi-sexual ways, but its sweet when she is with her puddin'.    Mad Love is the best example of the original relationship of The Joker's me first mentality and Harley's everlasting love for him.    What also is nice about this book, it is fairly kid friendly.  There is adult innuendo, but it is very t...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    One very fun non episode of the cartoon 0

     In this issue,  We find out the origin of Harley Quinn. This is done through a back story. The wrap around the origin is about how she tries to renew the Jokers love for her by killing the Batman. Unfortunately, that is something The Joker wants for himself.  This is a real classic story. It looks and feels like an episode of the cartoon. This is a very good thing. The writing and dialogue are snappy and sharp. Pual Dini should be involved in all Batman projects. I do not just say that based on...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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