“Harley Quinn” DCAU Film Gets A Comic Prequel

Ahead of the release of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s latest animated DC movie, “Batman and Harley Quinn,” comes news that both before and after its release we’ll be getting a new online comic showing the journey of how the Joker’s girl struck out on her own.

Starting on July 31st, Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett’s five-part digital series “Harley Quinn and Batman” will chart the events before the movie.

After the movie arrives next month, the series will change its name to match in October and become a seven-part anthology series that picks up where the movie left off. A whole roster of writers and artists will join in at that point.

Jim Krieg and Bruce Timm pen the film which is directed by Sam Liu and sees Batman and Nightwing form an uneasy but needed alliance with Harley Quinn to stop Poison Ivy and Floronic Man from transforming people into plants.

More details are up at DCComics.com