In one of the best casting choices in a long time, just from looks alone, Margot Robbie has been picked to play Harley Quinn in the 2016 DC movie Suicide Squad.
Margot Robbie, shown above, has been selected to play Harley Quinn as reported by Collider
Of course, we have been talking about a Suicide Squad movie going back as far as February of this year. But we have only started hearing rumblings of a potential Harley connection in the past couple of days. Now it is confirmed.
Harley Quinn first appeared in BATMAN ADVENTURES #12, which is already a pricey book in NM condition, but is about to explode. Kudos to those who pulled the trigger on a copy in the past few days before the announcement.
Harley appeared next in BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE which is also a sought after and pricey book. People make fun of people who chase second appearances, but here is a prime example of why.
Harley’s first appearance in the DCU proper was in the 1999 BATMAN : HARLEY QUINN ONE SHOT. Be careful of this one. There were reprints and it is hard to tell by the cover alone what printing it is.
Harley’s first series was HARLEY QUINN #1 which should be looked at, as well as her recent New 52 series which started with HARLEY QUINN #0 and with a new HARLEY QUINN #1.
Suicide Squad, or at least it’s current incarnation, first appeared in LEGENDS # 3, which I have been picking up as I see them for cheap, but has started to really rise on the secondary market. They continued on in their self-titled series starting with Suicide Squad #1 (1987).
Since this is a Suicide Squad featuring Harley, Suicide Squad #1 (2012), should be looked at as well, a somewhat cheat pickup, as the team centers around her. Along with the first issue, Suicide Squad #6 (2012) and Suicide Squad #7 (2012) feature the Origin of the New 52 Harley.