When Harley Quinn first appeared in the an early episode of Batman: The Animated Series called “The Joker’s Favor,” she was an instant hit with fans. Like a couple of aspects of TAS, Harley eventually made her way to the mainstream DC Comics universe where she has flourished, appearing in numerous comic book series, including her own solo book. So it should really come as no surprise that the character is so highly in demand for those working on DC properties in other media, like, say Arrow. But if you’re waiting for Stephen Amell’s archery-friendly vigilante to face off against Mr. J’s Girl Friday, you’re going to be sadly out of luck. (more…)
Earlier this week the latest DC Universe animated feature – Batman: Assault on Arkham – released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. This one, however, isn’t tied to The New 52 continuity DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Animation are building with films like Justice League: War and the upcoming Throne of Atlantis, but is instead linked with the Batman: Arkham video game universe. While at San Diego Comic-Con I participated in roundtable interviews with many of Assault on Arkham‘s creators and cast: director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, writer Heath Corson, voice director Andrea Romano, and voice talent Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, and John DiMaggio. Hit the jump for their input on making Batman: Assault on Arkham! (more…)
This Fall, Batman will again be the talk outside of Gotham when his new Kevin Conroy-voiced game debuts. Yesterday, GameStop teased a playable story within Batman: Arkham Knight, but you have to pre-order the game in order to access it. Inside the tweet was a blurred out image (ABOVE) of the character they were featuring. This information comes behind the already announced challenge maps and “story pack” of Harley Quinn‘s playable avatar. The pixelated image could actually pass as Pitfall Harry (how cool would that be??), but the color scheme is completely wrong. It still produced a good amount of fervor over the interwebs, even though you’d have to be a real noob to not know who it was. There aren’t too many Bat-friends wearing red things on their heads. (more…)
Anyone who’s been to any comic or geek-centric convention in the entire world knows that Harley Quinn has become a staple of cosplayers everywhere. From classic Harley to sexy Harley to Harley of the Renaissance, there are a thousand incarnations and at least 100 times that number of cosplayers out there. So what better way to celebrate the fame of the Joker’s ladyfriend than to bring her to a convention for reals? That’s exactly what’s happening with San Diego Comic Con this year, as Harley Quinn is getting her own one-shot comic (entitled Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego) featuring her antics at said convention. (more…)
Where the big movie studios leave off, the fans take over. We’ve seen countless fan films hit the Interwebz over the years, some good, some not-so-good. But whether you like them or not, at least someone out there is putting a little effort into bringing the characters we know and love into their own live-action mini-flicks. The latest is a character that has been ignored by Big DC thus far – Harley Quinn. Check out the 7 minutes of video below and see what you think. (more…)
The second half of Arrow looks like it’s going to be packed with all sorts of surprises. We can look forward to the Birds of Prey showing up, Deathstroke unleashing his wrath on Oliver, and even the Suicide Squad making its debut on the show this Wednesday night. Rumor has it, though, we’ve got even more to look forward to, and that two of Batman’s most prolific villains will be dropping in on Starling City before this season is out. (more…)
EDITORS NOTE: In partnership with Youtube personality Kelly Carlton (aka F’N Pryde), we bring you another weekly installment of badass, foul mouthed comic book reviews. So without further ado here’s F’N Pryde with her weekly comic book rundown. It’s ”Pryde’s Picks!”
Holy video fail, Batman! I want to apologize profusely for this week’s video quality. There was an audio error in our first draft and then my video editor boyfriend was pulled out to the Bahamas for a work trip. Despite my lame excuses, I want ya’ll to rest assured knowing I’ll be back in HD next week. Anyhoozle…
Marvel found a way to pull at my heartstrings by bringing Wolverine & Cyclops together over a beer while my mouth dropped at the idea of Rogue taking her mutant powers OVER 9000! DC Comics delves a bit more into Commissioner Gordon’s shady past and then pours us a hot cup of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy pajama party. Alyssa Milano teams up with Boom Entertainment to bring us the intriguing Hacktivist. Image comics won my week with The Walking Dead finally giving me much bloodshed and death in this week’s All Out War. (more…)
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. Now on with the dump!
ABOVE: Wanna kill off a few hours browsing through a wide range of photoshops that re-imagine a galaxy far far away as seen through the eyes of renaissance painters? Head over to Worth 1000 an check out the Star Wars Fine art galleries. (more…)
New York Comic Con has come to a close but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. If you were tied to your couch or some other place that was not the Jacob Javitz Center this weekend, then we have the perfect consolation prize for you: more cosplay, toy, and floor pics from the convention. (more…)
Who doesn’t love Harley Quinn? The Joker’s sexy, goofy, badass nutbag moll/girlfriend/emotionally abused arm candy has been a fan favorite since she first appeared on Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. But the character survived the end of the cartoon, transferred over to the comics, and has become one of the most ubiquitous cosplay ensembles in all of nerddom…Truly, the deranged ex-psychiatrist is a queen among villainesses
The one medium the former Dr. Harleen Quinzel has yet to conquer, however, is the moving pictures…
Well, with Batman to return to the big screen in Batman Vs. Superman, perhaps we could see a cinematic Harley.
And who’s chomping at the bit to portray her? The magnificent Katee Sackhoff!
Best know as Captain Kara “Starbuck” Thrace from 2004’s Battlestar Galactica reboot, Sackhoff has made a name for herself as a comic book geek, so she knows the character and the genre–on top of being a great actress and gorgeous AND already blonde!
Here’s what she said to Esquire on the subject:
I love Harley Quinn. I do. I just love it. It’s not been done before. It’s this fantastic mix. I mean, it’s like the female Joker. Who wouldn’t want to do that? Quite potentially — it’s not around so I wouldn’t feel the weight of it — I’d probably sell my first born at this point to do that.
Not since Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier has an actor been more suited for a comic book character role:
You tell ME who else has the looks, talent, and nerd cred to play Harley….AND could pull off that smile?
I guess the real question is this:
Is there a God? And how much does He love Nerds?