Harley Quinn and The Joker will continue their back up stories in their own spin off. Originally announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego’s Harley Quinn Panel Harley Loves Joker will continue through Harley Quinn #25, before breaking off into it’s own series.
While teasing the celebration of the comic villains 25th anniversary, Jimmy Palmiotti told Syfy Wire what to expect in #25.
“Harley and her crew come under the assault from the Unconquerable 25, and by the end of the issue we see them all separated and dealing with the assassins using each of their particular skills,” he said. “That’s a blast in itself, but the back-up by Paul Dini, Brett Blevins, J. Bone, and Alex Sinclair is simply beautiful to behold. We also get to see some tender moments between the Joker and Harley and a tease of what, in the future, is the thing that divides them. This story will be continued in separate specials coming in 2018.”
Harley Loves Joker will be written by Palmiotti and Paul Dini and illustrated Brett Blevins, J. Bone and Alex Sinclair. In June the writers talked with Newsarama about the comic’s development.
“Well, for the immediate future. And then we’re going to think about the format and if we want to continue in that format or take it in a different direction,” said Dini. “We love that version of the character and love telling stories about her in that universe, so right now we’re just going to see to what degree we’re going to tell those stories.”
“We’re scheming,” Palmiotti added. “We’re scheming right now about what comes next.”
No official release date has been set for Harley Loves Joker#1, but Palmiotti told SDCC fans to expect it later this year.