AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI Return to HARLEY QUINN (And Adds in BIRDS OF PREY) for DC BLACK Label Title

HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY
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Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn
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Long-time Harley Quinn creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Paul Mounts will be returning to the character - and her friends in the Birds of Prey - in a new DC Black Label title expected to launch in February 2020. The four-issue monthly Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey was announced during a press event at New York Comic Con.

"With Harley finally done with The Joker, she’s moving forward with her life (as only she can) until she’s beset by a rogue’s gallery of Gotham City’s worst villains, the target of a $10,000,000 bounty placed on her head by the Clown Prince of Crime," reads DC's description of the book. "It will take the help of Black Canary, Cassandra Cain (a.k.a. Batgirl), Renee Montoya, and the Huntress to help Harley and get to the bottom of why The Joker has turned Gotham’s worst loose on her."

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Conner, Palmiotti, and Mounts took over DC's main Harley Quinn title in 2011 coinciding with the line-wide "New 52" relaunch. Over the course of seven years and almost 80 issues (when counting the main series and spin-offs), Conner and Palmiotti redefined Harleen Quinzel for contemporary audiences - with several of their tweaks and companion character creations ending up in various Harley Quinn adaptations including the upcoming DC Universe Harley Quinn cartoon and Warner Bros.'s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

"Jimmy and I are so looking forward to this project," said Conner in a statement. "I’m excited to be co-writing it, but it’s been some time since I’ve been able to draw interiors, so I’m doubly excited. Harley is a blast to write and draw; throw the Birds of Prey into the mix and it’s even more fun. And since this will be a mature readers title, we’ll do our best to get away with as many shenanigans as possible!"

"Amanda and I are super excited to be creating this new series for DC," said Palmiotti. "We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to let loose on a project with a no-holds-barred Harley story where we revisit Harley’s supporting cast and take her on an adventure back to Gotham. Teaming up with the Birds of Prey, Harley will turn all their worlds upside down - exactly how she likes it. Working with Amanda on the art and storytelling has been a blast so far and this book will be like nothing we have ever done before."

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with Palmiotti's involvement and the release month.

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