Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throwback Thursday : Mad Love

Mad Love is a 64 page special from the Batman Adventures team of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm in 1994.This was basically a Harley Quinn origin story we get a quick look at her in college studying at the psychology department to working at Arkham where she 1st met the Joker.Harleen Quinzel "her real name" started doing sessions with Joker in hopes of writing a best selling book on him.Instead the Joker turned the table on her and she fell for him and eventually takes on the image of Harley that we all know and love and broke him out of Arkham.
I won't go into more details of the story but like the Batman Adventures animated series it's a great mix of drama, humor and action with underlying themes of obsession and abusive relationships. Harley Quinn has gone on to become one of the most popular DC characters over the years from comicbooks to cosplayers and even a cameo on the tv series Arrow.Mad Love is one of the stories that started it all.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry!