Joker’s folk horror redesign somehow makes him even creepier

in the next Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #5harley and jesterThe ‘love story’ is reinvented with the two as medieval artists. And while Joker doesn’t appear to be a murderous villain in this reality, he somehow becomes even creepier thanks to a new era-appropriate appearance.

In a preview by Matheus Lopes (The dream, Heather) and ‘The Harley Spirit’ by Bilquis Evely, fans meet a Joker and Harley who make a living as traveling entertainers. Unfortunately for the Clown Prince of Crime, he can’t make people laugh with his act and takes his failure out on his assistant. Wounded, Harley encounters the world’s equivalent of Poison Ivy, who sets her down a dark but potentially liberating path.

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According to the summary of the issue, in this story, one of the three in the last issue of the anthology series, the young woman will communicate with “the spirit of Harlequin” – possibly making Harley’s costumed personality in this world the result of possession.

THE STAR-STUDDED ANTHOLOGY CONTINUES, WITH HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED SERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JUSTIN HALPERN AND MORE! When the women of a medieval village reach breaking point over their men’s abusive behavior, they make a terrifying decision…to enter the forest and conjure the spirit of the Harlequin! Harley Quinn animated series executive producer Justin Halpern and rising star Kath Lobo unleashed Harley on a prison transport plane, intending to punish the villain who let out a stinky fart. And WebTOON creator Speremint shows what happens when Harley comes face to face with an Internet imposter!

Joker Gets a Terrifying Medieval Redesign

Bilquis Evely reinvents the clown prince of crime

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Bilquis Evely is the talented artist behind comics like Supergirl: the woman of tomorrow and the next Helen of Wyndhorn (both with Tom King) and one of the most unique artists working for DC Comics today. Evely’s work is characterized by incredible attention to detail and creativity – in the preview, the violent red gutter art seemingly sees the influence of Joker and Ivy dueling in the background before bursting into the story.

While Marvel and DC heroes have received their own black, white, and red-themed anthologies, Harley is particularly suited for the gimmick given those are her signature colors. Here, the red also brings life to Ivy’s hair and makes the injury Joker causes more vivid. Matheus Lopes’ experience as a colorist and Bilquis Evely’s instinct for bold details are perfectly suited to a series that challenges artists to do as much as possible with a limited palette.

Not long ago, Harley Quinn stories in alternate worlds often imagined her and the Joker as doomed lovers or partners in crime. However, as Harley has established herself as a solo heroine who I escaped Joker, the tide has turned, leading to more stories that bring Harley’s agency to the forefront. That certainly seems to be the case, since harley quinn She is tempted to supernatural revenge to free herself from medieval slavery. jester.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #5 will arrive on November 21 from DC Comics.

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