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anonymous asked:

do you know of any good harlivy comics to read?

yeah sure! i tried to put the ones that have the best interactions.

pre n52

  • Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (1999) this one has a lot of joker too so be careful
  • Harley Quinn (2000) #1, #3, #5, #11-19
  • Catwoman #83 (2010)
  • Gotham City Sirens (2009-2011)  this one is basically all about them + selina, some people dont really like the characterization but i enjoyed it.

n52

  • Harley Quinn (2013-2016) #2, #6-7, #15-20, #25, #29 (lots of ugly scenes with the joker, b careful), #30
  • Harley Quinn Annual #1 (2014)
  • Batman: Black and White #3 (2014) that one iconic scene with ivy and harley saving the little girl from her abuser
  • Harley Quinn Road Trip Special #1 (2015)
  • Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special #1 (2015)
  • Convergence Harley Quinn #1-2 (2015)
  • Catwoman #50 (2016) ok they appear supper briefly but they look cute so,

rebirth

  • Harley Quinn (2016 - on going) #1, #2, #3, #8, #9, 
  • DC Holiday Special #1 (2016)

alternative universes or other

  • The Batman Strikes! #41 (2008)
  • Arkham Unhinged (2012) #17-19
  • Batman: Li’l Gotham (2012-2013)  #4, #14, #19 
  • Injustice – Ground Zero #21 /  Injustice Year Four #2 /  Injustice 2 #7
  • DC Bombshells (2012-2017) #14, #18, #42, #44, #46, #49, #50, #53, #54, #76, #77, #79, #80, #82, #83, #85, #89, #93, #95, #100
  • Batman: Arkham Knight #38 (2015)
  • Scooby Doo Team-Up #23 (2015)

set on the animated universe

these are a bit mmmmn and where the whole “ivy abuses harley as much as the joker!” myth comes from, but tbh its really not serious.

  • The Batman Adventures #12 (1993)
  • Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995) this one is iconic and also appears as an episode in The New Batman Adventures (Holiday Knights)
  • Batgirl Adventures #1 (1998)
  • Gotham Girls #1-5 (2002-2003)
  • Batman: Harley and Ivy (2014) i have this as only one book but i think you can also find them as three separate issues. It includes The Bet, Harley and Ivy: Love on The Lam, and Batman: Harley and Ivy
  • Batman Adventures Annual #1 (1994) ok they barely appear but there are two cute panels that i love w all my being so yeah 

destinydueler  asked:

Do you think Harley tries albiet futiley to stop the Joker from going after Selina to harm Bruce? Harley and Selina have been on the same team a few times, so I was wondering if she tries to protect her.

She might, but there’s also a good chance that she wouldn’t. Surprisingly people have only tried to harm Selina a handful of times to get to Bruce. The Joker has only done this once and it was back in the ‘80s before Harley Quinn had even been created. Catwoman had been erring on the side of good for years and he brainwashed her into turning evil, but Year One was published shortly after so it was retconned. 

The legacy of Gotham City Sirens has created this perception that Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy have been BFFs since the beginning when in actuality Ivy and Selina never really got along and Ivy and Harley have collectively done more harm to Selina than the Joker ever has, especially Harley.  

First, once Harley and Catwoman were stuck in prison together and Harley slit Selina’s throat. She subsequently gave Catwoman drugs to make her easier to control and coerced her into trying to kill Commissioner Gordon just for fun (Catwoman v.2 #82-83). 

Next came Batman: Hush when both Harley and Ivy did some pretty terrible things to Catwoman. Ivy used her charms to brainwash Catwoman into stealing for her. Some people have also interpreted this mean that Ivy sexually assualted Catwoman, but that’s open to interpretation. During a night of debauchery with the Joker Harley shot Catwoman and ruined her date with Bruce Wayne. 

Finally in the very first issues of Gotham City Sirens Harley and Ivy tried to torture Catwoman into revealing Batman’s identity immediately after she had just invited them to live with her. 

Still Harley helped Selina get revenge on Hush (even though she paid her to) and she helped Selina save her sister and Selina saved Harley from Hush and tried to help her reform. Their friendship is a mixed bag of firmly standing up for and defending each other and Selina taking a lot of abuse from Ivy and Harley. Their history has shown that Harley’s had no problem maiming, shooting, and torturing Catwoman as a means to an end. It’s a weird friendship, but what else could you expect really. 

Where to start reading Harley Quinn?

Let’s start with her origin story in The Batman Adventures: Mad Love and then followed by her first comic appearance in Batman: Harley Quinn

  • Harley Quinn vol. 1
  • Batman #570
  • Detective Comics #737
  • Batman & Robin Adventures #18 *
  • Batman: Gotham Adventures #10, 14 *
  • Superman: Emperor Joker
  • Harley & Ivy: Love on the Lam *
  • Batman Adventures #3, 28 *
  • Batgirl Adventures #1 *
  • Batman and Robin Adventures #1, 8 *
  • Detective Comics #823, 831
  • Batman #663
  • Countdown (especially #1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 29, 30, 34, 37, 41, 42, 43)
  • Harley Quinn vol. 1
  • Birds of Prey
  • Gotham Girls*
  • Batman: Harley & Ivy
  • Gotham City Sirens
  • Catwoman #83
  • Joker’s Asylum II: Harley Quinn
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #49
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #50
  • Suicide Squad New 52
  • Batman #13 New 52
  • Harley Quinn New 52

Now see the thing with Harley is that she was first created for the DCAU and then later introduced into the DCU so a lot of her publications are not completely canon in the DCU, those with * are comics from the DCAU.