"MAD LOVE" is my origin
story and my own very favourite adventure!!! Critically acclaimed, beautifully
scripted by Paul Dini, divinely illustrated by Bruce Timm, my daddies,
it wuz the winner of both the Eisner and Harvey award for Best Single Issue
Comic of the Year.
It takes you, the reader,
on a journey into my own and Puddin's world for a few days. The B-man features
in it of course, but msot closely examined is the relationship between
Mistah J and myself (like how we can't have sex if that darn old Batsy
been tormenting my J-man!!), why I love my Puddin, and why my Puddin needs
to do what he does. It takes you right back to the very first day me and
Mistah J met, how our love grew, and how I would do anythin for that man
of mine!!!!It is the definitive me (Harley Quinn) story, and combines the
best B-man/Joker/me elements - humor, love, epic battle, betrayal, hope,sadness
It is also the comic
where ya learn my Puddin really DOES love me,why else would he send me
a rose at the end of it??So..here's some highlights from it.....ENJOY!
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Rated as the Fifth Coolest
Batman Story of All Time by "WIZARD!" magazine, here's the low-down on
whatcha need to know:(from WIZARD! magazine)
Batman Adventures: Mad Love
TEAM:Writer: Paul Dini; Artist: Bruce Timm.
CAST::Batman; The Joker; Harley
STORY: Behind every good man lies a good woman. Well, the same
holds true for every bad man, in this case The Joker's lover, Harley
Harleen Quinzel was a gorgeous
young woman who slept her way to a psychology degree and chose an internship
at Arkham Asylum, home of the criminally insane. Maybe it was the challenge,the
excitement or the high-profile nature of these villains that drew her there
in hopes of making a name for herself. Whatever the case, there was one
simple thing that transformed Ms. Quinzel from intern to villainous sidekick:
But when the Joker starts
rebuking Harley's love thanks to the constant interference of Batman, Harley
takes matters into her own hands. Pleading to Batman's soft side, she tricks
him into thinking she's turned on the Joker, and quickly captures the Dark
Knight. Drugged and chained upside-down above a tank of flesh-eating piranha
- sans utility belt - Batman is completely helpless. Harley's about to
do the one thing no villain's ever done: kill Batman! Is there any way
out for the Caped Crusader? Maybe, but his name's the Joker...
SKINNY: Set in the "Batman: The Animated Series" universe, ,ad
Love not only lets us in on the secrets of the criminal world, but
examines the Joker's relationship with Batman on a new level. Why does
he have to use such elaborate traps to kill Batman instead of just shooting
the Dark Knight? To the Joker, it's all perfectly sane.
"Not since PSYCHO
has there been a better work of art where everything bad happens because
of love. It worked for me. If it wasn't for Mad Love, I wouldn't have no
love at all!!"
- Penn Jillette.
"Mad Love is the best
Batman story of the decade"
- Frank Miller.
"Stunning. Easily one
of my all-time favourite comics. It read like the storyboard for the best
animated Batman never made. Bold, lusty, gleefully demented - I love this
- Mark Hamill
"Mad Love is a happy blend
of Harvey Kurtzman and Bob Kane. A veritable primer of relationships in
the '90's told with a nostalgic twist."
- John Goodman.
TO THE HAVEN