It’s been 30 years since Harley Quinn debuted in Batman: The Animated Series, and DC has been celebrating her anniversary all year long. Now, the publisher has announced a new creative team taking over the ongoing Harley Quinn series starting in 2023, a special pop-up at New York Comic Con, and new consumer products for collectors and fans.
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Beginning with Harley Quinn #28, which hits stores March 28, 2023, writer Tini Howard and artist Sweeney Boo will take on the Clown Princess of Crime. Writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Matteo Lolli will end their current run with issue #27, with Phillips leaving the book after a full two years.
This announcement follows on the heels of DC’s December 2022 solicitations, which include the historical edition Harley Quinn #25 (featuring Harleys from across the Multiverse) and Harley Quinn Uncovered #1, a 40-page art book.
Meanwhile, the Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special is out now, with writing from co-creator Paul Dini, Phillips, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stjepan Šejić, Sam Humphries, Kami Garcia, Rob Williams, Mindy Lee, Terry Dodson, Cecil Castellucci, and Rafael Scavone, and art by Šejić, Chad Hardin, Guillem March, Riley Rossmo, Erica Henderson, Jason Badower, Mico Suayan, John Timms, Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Dan Hipp, and Rafael Albuquerque.
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DC will also have a special pop-up to celebrate Harley Quinn’s 30th anniversary on Friday, October 7 at New York Comic Con from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
The publisher will set up a food truck outside the Javits Center where convention attendees can get free breakfast and cupcakes, as well as free Harley Quinn comics and giveaways. (Hopefully, the breakfast on offer is as good as the sandwich enjoyed by Margot Robbie’s Harley in Birds of Prey.)
Outside of NYCC, DC will offer Harley Quinn clothing and collectibles in its online store. (opens in a new tab), and is partnering with BoxLunch, RSVLTS and Unique Vintage brands for special anniversary product lines. Fans who use Instagram can also take advantage of free Funko Pop! Head filters with a new vinyl figure of Harley that is exclusive to GameStop.
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