*DC: In the first of two doses of Batmania Max this week, we focus on current media darling Harley Quinn. Following her ‘promotion’ from the DC Animated/Younger Readers line to full-blown status in the ‘real’ DCU, (Psst. It’s not really real…), Harley Quinn’s next move was to break away from being the Joker’s live-in moll/punching bag and spin off into her own series, written by Karl Kesel and illustrated by Terry and Rachel Dodson, in a delightful screwball comedy that saw Harl trying to do the right thing, but often for the wrong reasons – aided and abetted by her gal-pals Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and others from the great, good, and gorgeous of the DCU. Kesel’s witty, self-aware scripts (with the occasional skilful sidestep into tragedy) and the Dodson’s unabashed ‘Good Girl’ art style mean that the early issues of this series, though often aspired to, have never been equalled in the not-noticeably-humble opinion of this reviewer. Harley’s ever-expanding popularity means that folks are desperate for her early appearances, and we’ve been lucky to acquire the first 37 (lacking only the finale) of her 2000-launched series, plus the ‘our Worlds At War’ one-shot, all in high grades, with many NM or nicer. #1 (pictured) in NM at £75; consult our catalogue listing for other details.