When We First Met - The Cast of Suicide Squad

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like the first time someone said, "Avengers Assemble!" or the first appearance of Batman's giant penny or the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth or the first time Spider-Man's face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter. Stuff like that. Here is an archive of all the When We First Met features so far! Check 'em out!

With the official cast for the Suicide Squad now set, I thought it'd be nice to spotlight the debuts of the comic book versions of the characters from the film.

This one seems a bit silly to do, but what the hey, here is the first appearance of the Joker from 1940's Batman #1, by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson...

It will never not be funny to me that Bruce essentially tells Dick to hold off until the Joker kills some more people. "The time isn't ripe, Dick! He hasn't killed enough people yet!"

Harley Quinn made her debut in Batman: The Animated Series in the 1992 episode "Joker's Favor,"

She made her comic book debut in 1993's Batman Adventures #12 by Kelley Puckett, Mike Parobeck and Rich Burchett (which features Puckett's take on Batgirl's debut)...

Harley made her debut in the "real" DC Comics continuity in 1999's Batman: Harley Quinn, which was a one-shot special that came out during the No Man's Land crossover series, by her creator, Paul Dini and artists Yvel Guichet and Araron Sowd...

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