DC Comics announces Harley Quinn 30th anniversary activities at NYCC and new ongoing series creative team
It’s the 30th anniversary of the breakout character from the seminal Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn. To celebrate the Harley Quinn 30th anniversary, DC Comics has announced announced a whole host of activities taking place in two weeks at NYCC.
Moreover, the publisher announced writer Tini Howard and artist Sweeney Boo as the new creative team for the ongoing Harley Quinn title starting with issue #28 this March.
Check out the details in the official press release below:
All month DC is celebrating thirty years of the Clown Princess of Crime, the one and only Harley Quinn! The fan-favorite Super-Villain made her debut in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, and has been back-flipping into fan’s hearts since, from animation, to comics, movies, and an upcoming audio-series–and will be popping up at this year’s New York Comic-Con.
On Friday, October 7th, from 9:00am ET to 3:00pm ET, DC will be celebrating Harley Quinn’s 30th outside the Javits Center in New York City, for New York Comic Con attendees and Harley Quinn fans to get free Harley Quinn comics, swag, and breakfast, as well as cupcakes to celebrate. Follow @DCComics on twitter and instagram to find out more, and don’t miss DC at NYCC!
DC is also excited to announce a new creative team on the Harley Quinn comics, continuing off of the current run. On sale March 28, 2023, Harley Quinn #28 will be written by Tini Howard, writer on Catwoman (where Harley Quinn actually made a guest appearance) and the upcoming Punchline series, with art by Sweeney Boo, who’s also no stranger to the wilder denizens of Gotham City, having recently drawn the Punchline backups in DC’s The Joker, as well as art for Batman: Urban Legends. Don’t miss the continuing adventures of the one and only Harley Quinn, with more gags, cameos, and Ivy than ever!
Fans can pick up Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special currently on sale and featuring a who’s who of Harley creators, including writers Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephanie Phillips, Stjepan Šejić, Sam Humphries, Kami Garcia, Rob Williams, Mindy Lee, Terry Dodson, Cecil Castellucci, Rafael Scavone, and Paul Dini, who famously co-created the character along with Bruce Timm for Batman: The Animated Series. Artists bringing the stories to life include Chad Hardin, Guillem March, Riley Rossmo, Šejić, Erica Henderson, Jason Badower, Mico Suayan, John Timms, Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Dan Hipp, and Rafael Albuquerque.
There is also an incredible array of Harley Quinn apparel, collectibles and more, including DC Shop which has curated shirts, shoes and even classic animation cels showing off thirty years of Harley Quinn. Go to Shop.DC.Com to learn more.
DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have also collaborated with a number of licensees on fun product to show off their Harley Quinn fandom. Funko announced its plans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Harley Quinn, the iconic Clown Queen of Gotham City, with the release of an all-new GameStop product exclusive and Pop! Head filters. The GameStop exclusive is part of Funko’s Pop! Heroes line and features a 3.75 inch vinyl figure of Harley Quinn with cards (MSRP: $12). The exciting collectible showcases Harley sporting her signature black and red jester outfit and wooden mallet.
Fans will be transported into Gotham City itself with the launch of new Pop! Head filters, available for free on Instagram. The Pop! Head filters will replicate physical Harley Quinn Pop! designs, Including the newly released Harley vinyl with cards and the previously released DC Pride collectible.
To celebrate 30 years of Harley Quinn, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC and Palm NFT Studio are releasing a new NFT collection dedicated to the Clown Princess of Crime. These collectibles will grant access to exclusive experiences as part of Harley’s crew. This free collection of 30,000 Harley Quinn NFTs will drop over two days, starting on September 29 at 9am PST, with early access for DC Bat Cowl Collection holders. The snapshot determining eligibility for early access will be taken on September 28, at 9am PST. On September 30 at 9am PST, open mint for all DC NFT account holders will begin. To learn more about the Harley Quinn collection, please visit nft.dcuniverse.com.
BoxLunch is excited to celebrate Harley Quinn’s 30th Anniversary with an exclusive 4-piece apparel collection. This colorful assortment includes an embroidered rugby shirt, varsity crewneck, hoodie, and diamond-print cardigan, all inspired by the iconic DC character. Celebrate the Mistress of Mayhem at your nearest BoxLunch store or online at Boxlunch.com.
From jovial jokester to Super-Villain, Harley Quinn has captivated the hearts of fans for three decades. RSVLTS apparel line is releasing a 30th anniversary tribute to the unpredictable Harley Quinn, which features three soft and stretchy men’s and women’s button-down shirts: “XOXO,” a love letter to Harley through the years, the subtle-yet-sinister “Jokes on You,” and “Lil Quinns,” covered in a menacing mosaic of mini-Quinn jesters.
Unique Vintage is proud and excited to share the newest collaboration between Smak Parlour and DC’s Harley Quinn. The collection is full of fun silhouettes for fans to channel their inner Harley Quinn. The special collection includes a warm and cozy cardigan, on trend wide leg pant, Harley Quinn print dress and crop top along with a graphic tee that will have you saying KNOCK KNOCK PUDDIN!
Australia and New Zealand retailer, Zing Pop Culture, boasts one of the largest ranges of Harley Quinn merch locally with everything from homewares and POP! Vinyls, to apparel and accessories. New Zealand Mint also has a Harley Quinn 1oz Silver Collectible Coin as part of their Faces of Gotham collection. The ultimate Harley Quinn piece for any DC collector!