DC Ink's Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass reimagines the popular Gotham City antihero's adventures in high school.
Written by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh, the graphic novel received a trailer showcasing Pugh's artwork and the creative team's new teenage incarnations of Harley, the Joker and Poison Ivy in a high school setting.
As the trailer reveals, Harley begins to find herself in Gotham's drag scene. She also befriends Ivy as she starts at a new school. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure known as the Joker begins targeting corporations threatening to forcibly gentrify Harley's neighborhood, which would drive her and her family out. This leads the two young figures to cross paths.
According to the official description,
HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS is a coming-of-age story about choices, consequences, fairness, and progress and how a weird kid from Gotham's poorest part of town goes about defining her world for herself. Harleen is a tough, outspoken, rebellious kid who lives in a ramshackle apartment above a karaoke cabaret owned by a drag queen named Mama. When the cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that's taking over the neighborhood, Harleen is faced with two choices: join high school friend Ivy, who's campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or join The Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.
An Eisner Award-winning writer, Tamaki will launch a signing tour in several American cities in support of the book, including an appearance at San Francisco's Dr. Comics & Mr. Games on August 31, before appearing at New York Comic Con this October.
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass is written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh. It is scheduled to be released on September 3 from DC Comics.