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Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DCs Enigmatic Villain
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Shelley E. Barba Joy M. Perrin
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Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DCs Enigmatic Villain

Shelley E. Barba Joy M. Perrin


9781476665238

McFarland and Company


Reference » Essays;
Media » Superheroes;
Media » DC Universe


Paperback

200 pages

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With the incredibly long history of Batman and associated comics, it is unusual for something new to come along and grab a new generation's attention. That is exactly what happened in 1992 when young fans were introduced to Harley Quinn, a strange and eccentric female sidekick to the already popular villain the Joker. Since Harley's introduction, she has maintained a steady fan base as viewers of the cartoon series have followed the character through the comic books, live action plays, video games, and now movies with the release of the Suicide Squad movie in 2015. Those interested in a deeper understanding of Harley's bubbly and sometimes malicious character will delight in reading the first book dedicated to her in all her duality.

Edited by:   Shelley E. Barba, Joy M. Perrin
Imprint:   McFarland and Company
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 10mm
ISBN:   9781476665238
ISBN 10:   1476665230
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   February 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shelley E. Barba is an associate librarian at Texas Tech University. She has published in such journals as College & Research Libraries, The Reference Librarian, and Texas Library Journal. She lives in Lubbock, Texas. Joy M. Perrin is an associate librarian at Texas Tech University. She has written many articles on the topic of digital collections. She lives in Lubbock, Texas.


One of the most popular characters in the DC comicsverse, Harley Quinn is adored by many despite--perhaps because of--her status as an antihero. Capable of great acts of evil as well as kindness, Harley Quinn first appeared on the scene in 1992 and her storyline has changed in a number of significant ways since that first appearance. This collection of essays, edited by Shelly Barba and Joy Perrin, examines the rich history of the character over the past 25 years. For example, essays in the collection examine her relationship with the Joker within the discourse of Interpersonal Violence and with Poison Ivy, first as friends and later as lovers. Other essays examine the ways in which she has been depicted over the course of her narrative--as a victim and as a villain--along with how she is viewed by her fans. The editors also provide an extensive list of mediography for further study by interested readers. This collection of essays is a welcome addition to the scholarship about female characters that are often overlooked in study of genre fiction. --Sherry Ginn, Marvel's Black Widow from Spy to Superhero.

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