The Clown Princess of Crime gets her own title in DC’s New 52 lineup. But…will it be handled well? DC is no stranger to controversy over their female characters since they rebooted their comics. Characters like Wonder Woman and Catwoman faced much criticism toward their self-titled comics, while Starfire, Harley Quinn, and others received redesigns that were overtly sexual. The new Harley Quinn comic attracted controversy before it even started, when DC decided to hold a contest for artists to draw the titular character contemplating suicide.
Needless to say, the expectations for this comic were quite low. However, even after an unfocused issue #0, I still grabbed the #1 issue, because following Harley Quinn in her own adventures without being on the pages of Suicide Squad was an appealing idea.
Writer Amanda Conner has Harley moving to New York City. With a motorcycle piled high with an eclectic mix of…
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