*DC: Introduced as a last-minute afterthought in the Batman Animated TV Show, a curvaceous minion of the Joker brainstormed to do a task thought inappropriate for ‘Mr. J’ himself, Harley Quinn caught on like wildfire, and after several reappearances in the show, crossed over into the comic books with Batman Adventures #12 in 1993. Since then, of course, she’s transferred from the DC Comics Animated Universe to the main DCU, had her own series and several spin-offs, cracked the big time of movie success and is now regarded as one of the big-earning ‘pillars’ of the DCU, alongside Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Our latest issue of the beginning of her comic life is a VF copy, flat with great colour and gloss, sharp corners, tight staples, spine clear of reading ‘ticks’. Held off NM only slightly by very small white marks at top edge above upper banner and bottom edge on Batgirl’s knee, which look like handling marks, and a couple of short white lines (about 1 cm each) at top and bottom spine, but that’s being very picky. A lovely copy of a ‘modern’ classic.
PICTURED: BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 VF £400 SOLD