Comic-Con International is the world’s biggest celebration of all things geek, and The Joker’s #1 lady has taken it upon herself to see what all the fuss is about.
With SDCC ’14 right around the corner, DC has come up with a fun, unique way to celebrate this amazing event in the form of a Harley Quinn Comic-Con-themed one-shot titled Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego.
DC announced this one-shot back in March, which is written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, but new details about the issue were revealed via TV Guide. Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego reveals that Harley herself is an amateur comic illustrator. “She has a comic strip that she wants to show off at the Con to see if anyone’s interested in hiring her to draw it,” Palmiotti says. “It features a character Harley made up called Hurl Girl, a superhero whose power is to throw up.” It also marks a comic book appearance by Arrow star Stephen Amell.
Harley winds up getting a booth at Comic-Com, and decides to do a little celeb hunting, which is when she runs into Amell. His cameo is one of many Easter eggs jammed in this fun, little one-shot.
“We’ve been going to Comic-Con for over 20 years and we tried to put in all the positive stuff,” Palmiotti told TV Guide. “We wanted to celebrate Comic-Con rather than go after it. Because that’s a whole different book altogether.”
The one-shot will feature art from a myriad of artists including Conner, who will provide the art for pages drawn by Harley Quinn herself.
“She’s out of her mind, so anything goes,” Conner said. “There’s nothing we can think up that’s too crazy for Harley, and that’s the best thing. We’ll think of something absolutely insane and, [realize] oh yeah, we can do that with Harley.”
Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego Will be available in comic shops and on digital format on Wednesday, July 16th.