"We’ve all selected the wrong partners, all gotten hurt, and hopefully all moved on wiser for the experience. But there are those who, even in the face of constant disappointment, continue to believe that the intensity of their desire will be rewarded by an eventual jackpot of affection. And if that’s the slot machine you’re playing, friend, you’d better leave the casino ‘cause that one don’t pay out"
BATMAN: MAD LOVE (Feb. 1994)
Art by Bruce Timm & Rick Taylor
Words by Paul Dini
… Is Harley even a villain anymore? Between this and the thing I saw a while back with her refusing to fight a superhero who was pregnant, it’s… I mean, she’s turning complicated.
Nah, I think Harley’s more of an antihero than a villain. Though one thing I find really interestingly inverted is that while a lot of male comic anti-heroes will be grim tortured types with soft spots for good girls (see: every issue of sin city, haha), she’s a bright and goofy scamp with a soft spot for a totally fucking evil bastard. I like it.