Paul Dini, one of the guiding forces behind seminal DC Comics cartoon "Batman: The Animated Series" and co-creator of Harley Quinn, one of the most popular characters in all of comics, will be writing the popular anti-hero in 2017.
Revealed in an advance look at DC Comics' April solicitations at Comics Alliance, Dini joins the creative team of "Harley Quinn" with Issue #17. He'll be co-writing an ongoing back-up story with Jimmy Palmiotti that will dig into her early days as the Joker's devoted girlfriend, with art by Bret Blevins.
Check out Amanda Conner's cover art -- which indicates that the back-up stories will feature Harley in her traditional jester outfit -- and the issue's full solicitation below.
HARLEY QUINN #17
- Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
- Backup story written by PAUL DINI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
- Art by JOHN TIMMS
- Backup story art by BRET BLEVINS
- Cover by AMANDA CONNER
- Variant cover by FRANK CHO
- “Deadly Sin” part one! The twisted Harley Sinn’s been released from prison, and she’s looking to hurt Harley in a whole new way…by going after somebody she loved and lost! And to make this issue extra-unmissable, a brand-new backup story begins, set in Harley’s earliest days with the Joker—and co-written by one of Harley’s original creators, Paul Dini! “Harley Loves Joker” kicks off as Harley makes the biggest mistake of her burgeoning criminal career…accidentally revealing the location of Mistah J’s hideout!
- On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+