Modern Speculation Alert: Harley Quinn #26

You have to get this hard-to-find/rare variant:

Comicbookies Harley Quinn #26

 

Warning: Contains minor spoilers for Harley Quinn #25 & #26, by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, Chad Hardin, and Tom Napolitano

 

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If you have been following the Harley Quinn ongoing series, then you would know that Harley has been moving on from her past life, as Joker’s girlfriend, and finding her own identity. Her quest culminated in the last issue, Harley Quinn #25, when she gave the Joker a massive beat-down, severing ties with him once and for all. Now, Harley has returned to her hometown, New York City, to live her life as she sees fit.

Part of Harley’s moving on from the Joker, involves a new look, which there’s more than a passing resemblance to Margot Robbie’s appearance in Suicide Squad. Even Harley acknowledges this humorously in her “I love it! It’s so…CINEMATIC!” comment, as shown below:

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Although her new outfit is not as dead on as Margot Robbie’s Harley’s hair, we can definitely see the influence behind the change. Here is a comparison between Robbie’s Suicide Squad look and Harley’s new comic book make over.

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Truthfully, this is a better look for Harley Quinn, in my opinion. She definitely looks HAWT and pretty darn cool, at the same time. And for the Social Justice Warriors out there, DC Comics could have gone with any other outfit for Harley Quinn, however the artist of this series, who is a female (may I add), decided to go with this new look. So, any thoughts of “over-sexualizing” the character should be put to rest. Regardless, now that she’s no longer with Mister J, we may all have a shot with Miss Quinzel.

*Tip: Also, in this issue is the 1st appearance of Red Tool, who may be playing a big part – nemesis – in Harley’s life!

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