Sam Humphries, DC Comics superstar writer and all-around hilarious human being, has had a good run of things lately. As the guiding voice behind the first year of Green Lanterns, and fresh off a solid run on Nightwing, Humphries is poised to join the top tier of talent at DC. While the revelation that his residency on Nightwing would only be temporary left fans wondering what his next project would be, DC Comics have revealed the next high profile book that Humphries will put his stamp on: Harley Quinn.
Given his penchant for odd-ball stories with a clearly defined sense of humor, this looks like it will be a perfect fit.
In an exclusive with the Washington Post, it’s revealed that Humphries, joined by artist John Timms, will start his run on Harley Quinn about as big as one possibly could: he’s sending Harley to Apokolips to join the Female Furies. Like Batman and Elmer Fudd last year, Harley Quinn meeting Granny Goodness is the interaction I never knew I wanted until it was announced. And yeah, I really want to see this play out.
Head over to the Post for more details from Humphries. Humphries and Timms will join Harley Quinn with July’s issue #45.
SOURCE: Washington Post
UPDATE: Here’s the full press release and announcement from DC:
SAM HUMPHRIES TO PEN HARLEY QUINN’S ONGOING ADVENTURES
Harley Goes to Apokolips and Gets “New God” Powers This July
Paired with Fan-Favorite Harley Artist John Timms, Humphries’ First Story Arc Introduces Gotham’s Clown Princess to Granny Goodness & the Female Furies
It’s Fury vs. Furies in a Furious Showdown!
(BURBANK, CA) – (March 29, 2018) – This summer, DC Entertainment launches a bold new direction for the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn, with the creative team of writer Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS, NIGHTWING) and fan-favorite Harley Quinn artist John Timms taking DC’s Maid of Mischief to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World and back.
“The biggest question, and the biggest challenge for Harley, is defining if she’s a hero or a villain,” says Humphries on his new assignment. “But why can’t she be both? Or is there a third choice to explore? My vision for the book is ‘What if Bugs Bunny were a chainsaw, hosting Anthony Bourdain’s show, but in the DC Universe?’ In our first three-issue story arc, John Timms and I are going to bring the crazy Kirby Krackle to HARLEY QUINN—focusing on the manic energy that made us cheer for her and the tragic emotions that made us fall in love with her.”
Beginning July 4 with HARLEY QUINN #45, Humphries and Timms have Harley kidnapped by two Female Furies from Apokolips, who deliver her to one of Darkseid’s Elite, Granny Goodness, with an offer she can’t refuse: join the Furies, get superpowers and do anything she wants! It’s a sweet deal, and all Harley needs to do in return is hunt down a rogue Fury!
“Harley Quinn does and says the things we all wish we could get away with,” continues Humphries. “She’s the embodiment of wish fulfillment. Harley is a wild card, and she’s a survivor; two things we all want to be at different times of the day. And Apokolips is just the beginning of our plans for Harley. No one in the DCU will be safe from Harley Quinn.”
HARLEY QUINN #45, written by Sam Humphries, arrives in stores July 4 with art by John Timms and a cover (below) by Guillem March and Romulo Fajardo Jr. Fans can also expect a variant cover by Frank Cho.
And here’s a better look at Guillem March and Romulo Fajardo, Jr.’s cover.