How do you build anticipation for a long-awaited new series? Why, you release another new series starring one of your most popular characters.
That’s just what DC Comics has done with their Injustice property: leading to the release of the video game sequel and its highly anticipated tie-in comic, Harley Quinn will star in her own spinoff that launches today, retelling the events of the original comic from her… unique perspective.
From DC’s press release:
HARLEY QUINN STARS IN NEW INJUSTICE COMIC BOOK SERIES ‘INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: GROUND ZERO’
New Weekly Digital First Comic Book Series Launches Today Everywhere Digital Comics are Sold
Following the best-selling INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US comic book series by Tom Taylor and Brian Buccelato, DC debuted today an all-new digital first series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: GROUND ZERO. Continuing the epic Injustice saga, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: GROUND ZERO tells the story of the critically acclaimed Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, but with a twist – fans will get to relive the game’s storyline through the twisted and demented eyes of the clown princess of crime, Harley Quinn.
The new, earth-shattering series was developed in part by INJUSTICE veteran writer Brian Buccellato and is written by Chris Sebela, a rising star in the comic book industry and recent alumni of the DC Talent Development Workshop.
“In GROUND ZERO, we’re trying to bridge the gap between the first INJUSTICE comic and the upcoming INJUSTICE 2 prequel comic by adapting the first videogame,” said Sebela. “I’m so excited to have Harley Quinn as our eyes and ears and heart of the book. While so much of Injustice is about larger than life figures at odds with each other, Harley’s down on the ground, dodging the fallout of all these wars, getting herself into trouble and trying to figure out how to live life post-Joker. By using Harley as our wildly unreliable narrator, we hope this book appeals to fans who’ve been reading INJUSTICE since Year One and for new readers who’ve never picked up an INJUSTICE book.”
This will be Sebela’s first DC project and he will be joined by a rotating cast of artists including Pop Mhan, Daniel Sempere, and many more, with covers by Ben Oliver.
Following today’s launch, new digital chapters are set to debut every Tuesday and the comic will eventually be offered as a twice-monthly print series beginning in December.
The first chapter is available for download now via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.
Theres also a synopsis and sneak preview of the first installment below:
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: GROUND ZERO #1
This new series retells the story from the first INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US video game from the twisted perspective of Harley Quinn. Things kick off with Harley recapping the highs and lows of the previous five years. Then, determined to do her part to strike a blow against Superman’s new world order, she gathers her gang of Jokers to launch a raid on one of the Regime’s Super Pill factories.
Writers: Brian Buccellato and Christopher Sebela
Artist: Pop Mhan
Cover art by Ben Oliver