HARLEY QUINN - DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2 (Kindt / Neil Googe)

Pour fêter les deux ans du New 52, DC dévoile petit à petit les sollicitations de son mois de septembre spécial vilain. En parallèle à la mini-série Forever Evil (et ses tie-ins Rogues, Arkham War et A.R.G.U.S.), l’éditeur remplace la totalité de ses séries par des one-shots consacrés aux super-vilains. Chaque numéro bénéficie d’un nouveau système de couverture 3D “motion”.

Pour la numérotation, l’éditeur utilise l’identification “.1”; procédé utilisé par Marvel pour distinguer sa production habituelle des numéros spéciaux. Certains titres mythiques de DC ont d’ailleurs plusieurs numéros dérivés à leur actif. C’est le cas de la série Detective Comics qui en comprend quatre: Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, l’Épouvantail et Man-Bat.
Le scénariste Matt Kindt (Deadshot, Sinestro, Solomon) et le dessinateur Neil Googe s’occupent du deuxième numéro consacré à Harley Quinn.

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[quote]DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2: HARLEY QUINN
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by NEIL GOOGE
3-D motion cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
If Dr. Harleen Quinzel wasn’t crazy when she fell for The Joker at Arkham Asylum, she sure was messed up afterwards! Find out more from Harley’s time with her beloved Mr. J. and see what got her into so much trouble that she was “recruited” for the Suicide Squad![/quote]

Lien: Le site de l’éditeur: dccomics.com

[quote=“Matt Kindt”]I loved the “Mad Love” story from years ago. For me, that’s the Harley Quinn story. In my mind, I was setting out to beat it. But I don’t think I did. I told my editor: “I’m happy to have second place.”[Laughs]

To be fair, they had more pages. [Laughs] I only had 20 pages. But in 20 pages, I tried to do something not similar to that, but I tried to bring more dimension to the character because I think she – like a lot of the villains, a lot of the characters in the DCU, that she’s really interesting. On the surface, she appears dumb and dizzy, but that’s all built on top of this layer where she’s super-smart from having been a psychologist. [/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MATT KINDT[/size]

Ci-dessous, deux pages de Detective Comics #23.2: Harley Quinn par Neil Googe:

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Source: www.newsarama.com

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[quote]Yesterday, I told you a little bit about Count Vertigo’s Villains Month one-shot. Today, our Villains Month spotlight continues with a sneak peek at DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2: HARLEY QUINN.

Following the explosive events of FOREVER EVIL #1, the Suicide Squad has disbanded. No longer a member of a team, Harley Quinn finds herself free for the first time without any ties to a particular group. On her quest for self-discovery, she returns to Gotham City – but it’s not the same place it was before she left it. So naturally, Harley has a little scheme to shake things up. But that’s all I’ll say about that for now …

While Harley’s origin was told in the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD, there’s an untold chapter that will be revealed for the first time in this unique one-shot. You may think you know the whole story of her transition into a super-villain, but when you read the very first meeting between her and The Joker, you’ll see a whole different side of Harley than you’re used to.

And for the diehard Harley Quinn fans out there, keep your eyes peeled for a few Easter eggs scattered throughout the issue – like a reference to THE BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE (Harley’s first appearance in comics) and a nod to actress Arleen Sorkin, who voiced Harley on the television show, Batman: The Animated Series.

Come back tomorrow for more!
Bob[/quote]

Source: www.dccomics.com

Ci-dessous, une page supplémentaire de Harley Quinn:

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Source: www.usatoday.com

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[quote]Detective Comics: Harley Quinn #23.2
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Neil Googe
Colors by Wil Quintana
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover by Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, September 11th, 2013
If Dr. Harleen Quinzel wasn’t crazy when she fell for The Joker at Arkham Asylum, she sure was messed up afterwards!
Find out more from Harley’s time with her beloved Mr. J. and see what got her into so much trouble that she was “recruited” for the Suicide Squad![/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Ouh là là, c’est pas très bien, ce numéro.
Ce qui était intéressant chez Harley Quinn, jusque-là, c’est que le personnage n’avait pas d’origine bien précise, et que le peu que l’on savait remontait à un traumatisme subi à l’âge adulte. C’était donc un personnage qui ne dépendait pas de son déterminisme de l’enfance, et qui “choisissait”, plus ou moins, son destin.
Là, la nouvelle version proposée par Matt Kindt fait remonter la folie à l’enfance, à une famille pesante (comme il le fait dans l’épisode consacré à Deadshot, qui est également à éviter), bref à une enfance douloureuse, et c’est d’une lourdeur absolue. Encore renforcée par la voix off qui croit donner une voix au personnage, et finit presque par justifier tout ce que sa folie a d’injustifiable.
C’est pas très bon (et en plus, Neil Googe, quoi…) et ça ne donne pas envie du tout de lire ses Suicide Squad. Pouah.

Jim