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DC’s Last Harley Quinn Story Reveals How She Dies

ByRandall B. Phelps

Sep 20, 2022

Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1 reveals one way the Clown Princess of Crime meets her end.


In “The Last Harley Story,” a tale by writer Rob Williams, artist John Timms, and letterer Saida Temofonte, Harley attempts to attack Task Force X/The Suicide Squad overseer Amanda Waller. Waller detonates the implant in Harley’s head, killing her. As she is dying, Quinn imagines she is saved by magic and a life in which she defeats Waller and ends up saving the world.

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What is Harley Quinn’s 30th Anniversary Special Issue 1?

Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, Harley debuted in a 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series, which was titled “Joker’s Favor”. Originally, the character was the sidekick and love interest of the Clown Prince of Crime. However, Harley proved extremely popular and has since made her way into just about every medium in which DC stories are told. In the DC Extended Universe, the character has been played by Margot Robbie since 2016 suicide squad. Lady Gaga will play the character in Joke: Madness for twowho is separate from the main DCEU, while Kaley Cuoco voices her in the steamy HBO Max series bearing the character’s name.

Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1 celebrates the character’s three decades in comics with stories from the many prominent creators who have worked on her over the years. The comic also features stories from Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Alex Sinclair, and Dave Sharpe; Paul Dini, Guillem March, Tomeu Morey and Tom Napolitano; Rafael Scavone, Rafael Albuquerque, Marcelo Maiolo and Josh Reed; Sam Humphries, Erica Henderson and Sharpe; Stjepan Sejic and Pat Brosseau; Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia and Deron Bennett; Cecil Castellucci, Dan Hipp and Clayton Cowles; Kami Garcia, Mico Suayan, Jason Badower, Annette Kwok, Richard Starkings and Tyler Smith from Comiccraft; and Mindy Lee, Terry Todson, Rachel Dodson and Cowles.

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Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1 is on sale now from DC Comics. The book features a main cover by Conner and Sinclair, with variations by Lee Bermejo; J. Scott Campbell and Sabine Rich; Frank Cho and Rich; Conner and Sinclair; Terry and Rachel Dodson; Adam Hughes; Stanley “Artgerm” Lau; Jerome Opena and Morey; Sejic; and Bruce Timm.

Source: DC Comics