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By Lee Roberts

Harley Quinn Gets New Artist and Villains Rule

Do you want to famous and draw for DC Comics? Well now's you're chance. If you want to try out for a chance to have a page put in the upcoming Harley Quinn title then you should follow these rules and the link because you just might have a chance to get you're work paid for and shown in a DC title.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Read the rules & regulations listed below to confirm that you are eligible to enter DC Entertainment’s Open Talent Search and agree to the terms and conditions.
2. Read the following script page and give us your original artistic interpretation of what those four panels should look like on a single page:
4 panels
Harley is on top of a building, holding a large DETACHED cellphone tower in her hands as lightning is striking just about everywhere except her tower. She is looking at us like she cannot believe what she is doing. Beside herself. Not happy.
Harley is sitting in an alligator pond, on a little island with a suit of raw chicken on, rolling her eyes like once again, she cannot believe where she has found herself. We see the alligators ignoring her.
Harley is sitting in an open whale mouth, tickling the inside of the whale’s mouth with a feather. She is ecstatic and happy, like this is the most fun ever.
Harley sitting naked in a bathtub with toasters, blow dryers, blenders, appliances all dangling above the bathtub and she has a cord that will release them all. We are watching the moment before the inevitable death. Her expression is one of “oh well, guess that’s it for me” and she has resigned herself to the moment that is going to happen.
3. Please have your final artwork fit the following specifications:
11" x 17"
72 dpi
Preferably 500 KB, no larger than 1MB.
4. Fill out the form below by 10:00am PDT on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, attach your artwork, and click "Submit."
Want to enter or just know more? Then go here. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151
Now, being a huge Harley fan I have a few things that I'm a bit worried about. No, it's not the suicide thing that's got people talking, after all she is crazy similar to the Joker and by making her anything less is more insulting and stupid for the character as making her do insane things, such as having a scene of her in a tub with items that will kill her. What worries me is that the character is trying to be pushed into situations that will be too much. As a reference for what I mean I'll use Deadpool. When this character first appeared he was crazy but he was also evil and was going around killing people as someone who has nothing in him that says what he's doing is wrong. Now he's a character that has become centered around him making jokes, breaking the 4th wall, and just being a joke himself. Characters evolve, I get that, sometimes it's good, I like Deadpool, at times though I want that original version and I fear Harley is going in that direction. She's evil like the Joker, has the capabilities of being like him, but this breaking the 4th wall thing with her is turning her into more of a gimmick than a better character.

Going more into the DC Comics universe, who went out to get the villains titles that came out this week? I got a few, ok I got most of them, and I got the 3D covers. I'll be honest, I didn't know anything about the 3D covers but when I saw them I liked them. These covers are amazing in how detailed they are. Like a friend of mine said, I remember when 3D covers sucked but these are pretty cool. I won't be getting all 52 of the villains issues but I will be getting a bunch but I am more impressed with them then I thought I was going to be. By the way, if you're now going to go out to get these covers, the 3D ones at least, then be prepared to be disappointed or pay a lot.