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Harley and Joker – A Good Couple?

Love is in the air, and this is the week of hugs and kisses. Even if Valentine's Day was on Monday, don’t you love it when we dish out some awesome features of love? In this lovely feature I will dig deep into the loveable/hate relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn! They’ve dated for years in comic book continuity, but since Gotham City Sirens, Harley has left her boyfriend. Are you glad or sad that Joker and Harley aren’t together anymore? The Joker is one of the most insane villains known in comic book continuity. From boiling babies and making the parents eat the remains to shooting people in the waste, Joker is crazier than most people. The relationship between Harley and Joker didn’t start in the comics, but on television! Harley Quinn had first appeared on TV in Paul Dini’s Batman: The Animated Series. From there she appeared in numerous episodes with the Joker. The relationship was continually abused and for some demented love, Harley continued to stay with the Joker. While the question of how Harley Quinn has survived for so long, even in comic books, it still seems odd on how Joker bent Harley to his will. Harley and Joker Abused by the Joker for over a decade, Harley Quinn had finally had enough in a Batman One-Shot that had Joker, finally, trying to kill Harley Quinn. This happened after the events of Batman & Son, when Joker got shot in his head. Knowing that he had to get a new look, he completed surgery on his face and needed to do one last thing before he was completely back. He needed to bathe in blood! Tricking Harley into joining him to kill the Batman, he turned on her and was about to slit her throat with a knife. Batman came in and saved her, and both of them were locked in Arkham Asylum. Some time later, Harley Quinn decided to leave Joker and, instead, joined Poison Ivy and Catwoman in the Gotham City Sirens. She is currently working with them and testing their trust, while staying away from her insane boyfriend. However, how much longer will her so-called "sane mind" stay that way before she returns to the Clown Prince of Crime? Who knows, but we'll have to find out in the newest Gotham City Sirens! So if you ask me, the relationship between Harley and Joker has been really comedic, but also really sad. Harley can do much better than the Joker: she was once a doctor at Arkham (wasn’t everyone), however she was seduced by the Joker and soon became his “Harley Quinn.” This relationship continues to be tested over-and-over, however how long will it be until Harley Quinn dies? I think something between this relationship needs to end, whatever happens in Gotham City Sirens #23 which hits shelves May 25.


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An all-around nerdette, I’m a comic book connoisseur, horror aficionado, video game addict, anime enthusiast and an aspiring novelist/comic book writer. I am the head of the comic book department and the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Fuse. I also write and edit articles for Comic Frontline. I am also an intern at Action Lab Entertainment, a comic book publisher at which I edit comic book scripts, help work on images in solicitations and help with other comic book related project. My own personal website is comicmaven.com.

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