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First there was the licensed “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt, and soon cosplayers will be able to get their hands on a bat and comically oversized mallet, just like the ones Harley Quinn wields in the Suicide Squad movie.
Well, not just like. They’re part of Factory Entertainment’s SWAT (“Soft Weapons and Tactics”) line, which also includes plush replicas of Batman’s Batarang and Wonder Woman’s sword and shield from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Attending a comic convention dressed as a Redshirt from Star Trek is, y’know, fine but not exactly inspired. But attending a convention dressed as a Redshirt, and then posing with other cosplayers as they “kill” you over and over again? Genius!
That’s what Timothey Adam did last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, recruiting cosplayers dressed as characters ranging from Batman and Harley Quinn to Chewbacca and the War Boys to put that Star Trek trope to the test.
Beginning as a series of retro-style statuettes, DC Comics’ Bombshells has inspired variant covers, a comic book, cosplay and, now, a fashion collection.
Hot Topic has unveiled a limited-edition DC Comics Bombshells line that includes a Batwoman hat and baseball dress, Wonder Woman shorts and top, a Poison Ivy dress, and a Harley Quinn aviator jacket.
The Suicide Squad movie doesn’t arrive for another four months yet, but already DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are filling stores with licensed apparel. In addition to that Hot Topics-exclusive “Daddy’s Lil Monster” T-shirt, there’s now a “Forever Evil” collection from shopping-mall mainstay Spencer’s.
An untold number of unlicensed “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirts have sprung up since the first Suicide Squad set photos leaked showing Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn wearing the tattered tee. However, now you can own the real deal, courtesy of Hot Topic.
The retailer has debuted the official (deep breath!) “DC Comics ‘Suicide Squad’ Harley Quinn ‘Daddy’s Lil Monster’ Girls Raglan,” available in sizes XS to 3X. They range in price from $26.50 to $30.50.
In plenty of time for the Suicide Squad movie, Kotobukiya has officially unveiled the next release in its line of Bishoujo statues based on the heroes and villains of DC Comics: Harley Quinn.
Inspired by her New 52 depiction, as interpreted by Shunya Yamashita, the 1/7th-scale statue stands nearly 9 inches, and features an oversize hammer, twin holstered pistols, a belt with spare ammunition clips, and a fluttering cape.
The just-announced Batman animated figures aren’t the extent of DC Collectibles’ plans for Harley Quinn, not by a long shot. One of DC’s most successful characters of the past couple of decades, Harley is receiving her own line of action figures, designed by fan-favorite artist Amanda Conner.
Vulture has the news ahead of this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City, where attendees will undoubtedly get a look at the first wave: “Retro Rocket Harley,” “Super Hero Harley,” “Classic Harley” and “Holiday Harley.”
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced the nominees for its 27th GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize media — including comic books — for their “fair, accurate and inclusive” representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
After being shut out in 2015 for the first time since the comic book category premiered in 2003, DC Comics returns with two titles — Harley Quinn and Midnighter — while Lumberjanes earns its second nomination in as many years. They’re joined by Angela: Queen of Hel and The Wicked + The Divine, which make their GLAAD Media Awards debuts.
Like the other entries in Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Variant line, the design of the Harley Quinn action figure is a departure from the popular antiheroine’s depicts in comics, television and video games. The costume amps up the medieval court jester elements, adding bits of armor and odd angles. You might imagine it would be challenge to reinterpret for cosplay, but Yugana Senshi Uon has certainly brought the figure to life, right down to the stylized oversize sledgehammer.
DC Comics’ fan-favorite antiheroine Harley Quinn is a motorcycle-riding, hammer-swinging, gun-toting zombie killer in this (perhaps unsurprisingly) violent fan film.
Directed by Matthew Talamantes (who also has an on-camera role), “Harley Quinn vs. Zombies” stars Aly Fritz as a delightfully demented Harleen Quinzel who appears just as happy dispatching the walking dead as she is tormenting a group of survivors.
Ugly Christmas-sweater party season is just around the corner. People still throw those, right? If they do, Merchoid has you — and every other geeky guest — covered, in a blend of cotton and polyester.
The online retailer, which specializes in licensed pop-culture merchandise, has rolled out its nerdiest seasonal wear with ugly (but not heinous) sweaters based on characters from DC Comics, Star Wars, Adventure Time and more.
As a fan of Storm’s 1980s mohawk era, I wholeheartedly endorse this posters series that pays tribute to the iconic — or near-iconic — hairstyles of the women of Marvel and DC Comics.
Created by The Ninjabot, “Geeky Girls Hair” highlights the distinctive ‘dos of Wonder Woman, Gwen Stacy, Harley Quinn, Mary Jane Watson, Poison Ivy, Rogue and the aforementioned Storm, showing only their hair and accessories.
You don’t think you’re going to be the only Harley Quinn at the Halloween party, do you? Chances are, there will be more Harleys than you can shake a comically oversized hammer at.
In fact, according to Google’s Frightgeist, the DC Comics antiheroine is the top-trending Halloween costume in the country this year, followed by Star Wars, the generic “superhero,” pirate and Batman.
Artist Rick Celis clearly has a fondness for pop-culture send-ups, and for Gotham City. Although he was brought to my attention because of his mashups of Disney and Batman characters, it’s his Joker parodies that really caught my eye.
Drawing inspiration from movie posters, album covers and beyond, Celis creates a series of fun illustrations with The Joker, Harley Quinn and their associates at their center. While the Peanuts and Breakfast Club gags are somewhat expected, the tributes to Marley & Me, the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Gorillaz’s Demon Days certainly aren’t.
Although Harley Quinn debuted about a decade too late to be part of Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line of action figures, Dr. Quinzel is getting a shot at that 1970s glory, courtesy of Figures Toy Company.
As revealed by 13th Dimension, the fan-favorite anti-heroine has been reimagined in a retro style, so the doll will fit in perfectly with the toymaker’s reproductions of the other classic comic book heroes and villains from Mego.