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The Supervillain Reader$
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Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826466

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001

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The Supervillain Reader

Tara Lomax

University Press of Mississippi

In recent years, Harley Quinn has become one of DC Comics most recognizable—and bankable—properties. The character has been featured in numerous comic book series, video games, toy lines, and live-action films, but it was her introduction in Batman: The Animated Series that positioned her in the popular imaginary as The Joker’s psychologically conflicted accomplice and lover. This chapter documents and examines Harley Quinn’s origins and character development in Batman: The Animated Series. The authors deconstruct Harley’s efforts to reconcile her dual roles as victim and victimizer in a cartoon show that, although intended for children, sexualizes her through innuendo and aesthetics, and fetishizes gender violence.

Keywords:   popular culture, ideology, gendered violence, television studies, DC Comics

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