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While her personality may leave something to be desired, she’s also somehow compelling as she makes her way around the criminal world of Gotham City. For fans of the female comic character that has become so popular in her nefarious ways, Harley Quinn Month is here!

History of Harley Quinn Month

Harley Quinn is the best-selling female character from DC Comics who dates back to 1992 when she appeared into the world in a Batman cartoon as a henchwoman for the Joker. Since that time, Harley has reappeared with many different manifestations but usually complete with her clown makeup and court jester-type costume in black and red.

As a murderous mental health professional, Dr. Harleen Quinzel is often known by comic book fans as the Clown Princess of Crime and is best friends with Poison Ivy. Harley’s slightly maniacal character has even been represented in films and cartoons by some fairly famous actresses, including Margot Robbie, Kaley Cuoco, Gillian Jacobs, Melissa Rauch and Arleen Sorkin.

In 2015, the owner of the character, DC Entertainment, established this as Harley Quinn Month. Since that time, Harley’s character has continued to grow in popularity, becoming one of the most well-known DC villains. So it stands to reason that she would have not just a day, but an entire month to be celebrated – even if it is the shortest month of the year!

For other opportunities to celebrate the comic world, check out National Comic Book Day, Free Comic Book Day and National Superhero Day.

How to Celebrate Harley Quinn Month

Get in touch with that inner villain by celebrating Harley Quinn Month in the DC Comics world! Check out some of these ideas for getting involved with the day:

Read Some Harley Quinn Comics

Go back to where it all began and pick up some early DC comics that feature this character in honor of Harley Quinn Month. Her first one shot came out in October 1999, called Batman: Harley Quinn #1. And then, of course, her character was developed starting in 2001 through her ongoing comic series, named after the title character, which now boasts at least four volumes.

Watch Films Featuring Harley Quinn

One of the best ways to view this character during Harley Quinn Month might be to watch one of the many films that she is featured in. In a month, it’s probably possible to watch all of them! Catch her in action with some of these movies that portray or feature her.

  • Suicide Squad (2016). Margot Robbie steals the show along with Jared Leto and Will Smith.
  • Birds of Prey (2020). Margot Robbie makes her way as Harley Quinn starring beside Ewan McGregor.
  • The LEGO Batman Movie (2017). For the younger at heart, and less violent fans, here Harley Quinn can be seen riding the Joker’s lowrider, aiming to hit Batman with her hammer.
  • Batman and Harley Quinn (2017). This animated film stars voice actors Melissa Rauch and Kevin Conroy.

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