[Top 10] Best Joker and Harley Quinn Comics You Should Read

Joker and Harley
The most toxic couple on the planet!

Thanks to Suicide Squad the Harley Quinn craze has officially begun. Hopefully, as a comic book collector, you had the foresight to stock up on Joker and Harley Quinn comic book covers. In this post we will check out the top 10 best Joker and Harley Quinn comic books you should definitely read!


10. The Batman Adventures: Mad Love (1994)

Years before it was converted into an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm and Paul Dini created the one-shot comic book "Mad Love." It detailed Harley's transformation from the well-intentioned Dr. Harleen Quinzel into the Joker's crazed moll for the very first time. It serves as the basis for her whole persona, extending into the mainstream DCU and the DCEU. Despite the fact that one could just watch the fantastic television version, the original comic omits some details for purposes of speed. If you adore Harley, here is where her tale starts.


9. Batman Adventures Vol 1 #12

This is hardly Harley Quinn's greatest appearance, relegated to the background behind Batgirl and battling with Poison Ivy for cover space. However, this is one of Harley's most notable cover appearances, since it is her first ever comic book debut. The character was initially presented on the Saturday morning animated series Batman: The Animated Series, but this is when she entered Batman's comic book universe as well. If you want this book, be prepared to spend $400 for a copy in very perfect condition. It is THAT pricey!


8. A Harley Quinn Romance

This love tale starts with Harley breaking Puddin' out of Arkham so that the pair may create a roller coaster with fun and dangerous obstacles. The Joker quickly becomes tired of Harley and tries to shoot her, only to discover that it was Ivy dressed as Harley the whole time. Harley intervenes as the Joker decides to kill her nonetheless and breaks up with him.


7. Batman Adventures Vol 2 #16

This is one of the coolest wedding invitations, since it features two of the most dangerous villains of all time, Joker and Harley Quinn. Here is a history lesson: The Batman Adventures books are more difficult to obtain since they were sold primarily via newsstands and toy shops, as opposed to comic book retailers. Consequently, the majority of unsold copies must be burned, as if they were newspapers or magazines and not comics. Therefore, you won't find this in plenty at any comic book store, since it did not originate there and there aren't many copies remaining.


6. Harley Quinn #0 (New 52)

The genesis of Harley Quinn in the new 52 DC Comics world is shown on this 1:25 variation. This difficult-to-find book portrays a hammer-wielding Harley Quinn. Thankfully, the cover is still reasonably inexpensive, with costs between $20 and $30.


5. Kiss Kiss Bang Stab

You may believe that her finest tales, or the best stories of any character, are her continuous narratives. This is not the situation. Kiss Kiss Bang Stab is a collection of one-shots that contribute more to Harley Quinn's character development than some of her longer storylines. Each one-shot moves the clown princess away from her status as a villain and towards anti-hero territory.

Obviously, Batman makes a cameo, and the two connect over shared interests. Amanda Conner writes Harley in a distinctive manner that leaves readers wanting more.


4. Batman: Harley Quinn

Paul Dini, the creator of Batman: The Animated Series and Harley Quinn, adapted her for the comic book medium. In this narrative, she is introduced to the comic world and her past is expanded.

Dini was able to keep most of her characteristics from the animated series while altering and modifying her to suit the DCU. Although Alex Ross illustrated the cover, Yvel Guichet illustrated the inside.


3. Harleen

Just getting out of the way are all the many origin stories for this character. Harleen examines the origin of Harley again. This time, we see her as Harleen Quinzel, a psychiatrist who works at Arkham Asylum. As the narrative depicts the beginning of her connection with the Joker, her fall from grace and sanity are inevitable.

Harleen is often cited as Harley Quinn's canonical origin tale. It makes several modifications and delves further than ever before. Harleen is the comic to read if you want to learn everything about this character.


2. The Most Important Day of the Year

It is once again Valentine's Day, so Harley escapes from Arkham so she may be with her Puddin'! She discovers his hideaway wrecked and discovers that the Falcone Crime Family is auctioning off the Joker to his many victims. When she arrives at the auction location, she meets Bats, who informs her that the Joker has been brought to Arkham.


1. Batman: Harley Quinn (1999)

Harley was already an extremely popular figure by the time she made her first debut in the DC Universe. DC was aware that her introduction into mainstream continuity would be a major event, so they presented it as such. The enormous Batman: Harley Quinn special was written by Harley's co-creator Paul Dini; it recounted her origin story within the framework of the current comics chronology. Dini included the DC Comics portrayal of Gotham into her narrative. It paved the way for the Harley comics we've grown to adore over the last two decades. This comic also has a cover by Alex Ross that was mentioned in a Suicide Squad scene.



For decades, Harley Quinn has been a staple of cartoons, comics, and, more recently, films. DC Comics has released outstanding Harley Quinn story arcs, comic books, graphic novels, one-shot issues, and tales including some of Harley Quinn's greatest experiences. Featuring the origins of Harley Quinn, the Joker, and more, these comics are must reading for any Harley fan.

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