‘Harley Quinn’ Fans Don’t Have to Wait For HBO Max’s Season 3 For Canon Harlivy Content With New Comic Run

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn drive off in the Season 2 finale of 'Harley Quinn'

It’s been over a year since the Season 2 finale of Harley Quinn, the adult animated series, and a lot has happened since. For one, DC Universe, the streaming platform the show originally aired on for its first two seasons, no longer exists in that form. So for a bit of time there, fans were worried that the show wouldn’t get renewed for a third season. But it did, and now they’re just waiting for it to drop. 

But in the meantime, if you’re tired of rewatching the same 26 episodes — although, you might not be because they’re hilarious — there are new comic books coming out all about Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s time right after Ivy’s disastrous wedding. 

The HBO Max series ‘Harley Quinn’ just got a comic book run to pregame Season 3

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When audiences last left off with our two favorite anti-heroes, they were being chased out of Gotham in a red convertible a la Batman: The Animated Series, by Gotham PD after Poison Ivy’s wedding literally went up in flames. 

In March of 2021, Justin Halpern, co-creator of Harley Quinn, spoke with the Masters of None podcast and gave a hint to a release date. There’s isn’t a set date or trailer just yet, but he said it should come out at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.

They gave Harley and Ivy a decent ending, for now, in Season 2 just in case they didn’t get another season. Hence the driving into the sunset. Because of that, fans aren’t sitting here with a cliffhanger as they wait for Season 3.

But to hold you over, the comic book run Harley Quinn: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour just came out and it follows Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy on their felon road trip after escaping Gotham. It’s written by Tee Franklin and drawn by Max Sarin, with the first issue out Sept. 14 according to Syfy Wire. Issue #2 is also already available to read digitally, but the physical copy comes out Oct. 12.

So what can fans expect from the comic book run? It’s set to be six issues long and so far each issue has a variant cover like a lot of comic books do. The artwork isn’t the same as the series, but it’s sort of similar. Even so, it’s still gorgeous and fits the vibe the show and those characters within that world gave off.

Writer Tee Franklin shared why Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s relationship is ‘needed’ in DC and beyond

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn drive off in the Season 2 finale of ‘Harley Quinn’ | DC Comics / HBO Max

And as for the story, it’s one that needs telling, according to Franklin.

“Their relationship is needed,” Franklin said, according to SyFy Wire. “It is important to talk about, and I’m really grateful to be the one …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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