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Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour is an upcoming spin-off comic series, taking place in between the second and third season of Harley Quinn.

Synopsis

Harley and Ivy on the road trip of the century! Following the wedding disaster of the decade, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy end up on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD! But as fun as all that sounds, Ivy still worries over leaving Kite Man at the altar... Luckily, Harley's got the perfect scheme to shake her out of her wedding-day blues![4]

Issues

  1. "Journey to Love"
  2. "Journey to Love Part 2"
  3. "Journey to Love Part 3"
  4. "Journey to Love Part 4"
  5. Issue 5
  6. Issue 6

Development

The series was first confirmed on February 20, 2021 when DC announced a sequel comic to the show in their 2021 line-up[5] which Patrick Schumacker confirmed on Twitter would loosely tie into the third season and likely come out before the season's release.[6]

On June 10 2021, as the official title and synopsis was revealed, Patrick Schumacker tweeted out his support for the comic and the creative team behind it[7] although noted that he couldn't say as of yet if it would be considered canon to the show or not.[8] He has since stated that the events of the comic takes place almost entirely before season 3 and that he considers it like an "extended cold open" for the third season while still existing as its own thing.[9]

In mid-June, it was announced that the first issue would be released in print on September 14, 2021 and in addition to the standard cover drawn by Sarin have variants by Michael Cho and Davi Go.[10] On July 3rd, Tee Franklin revealed that the digital copy of the issue would be available on DC Universe Infinite a over a month early on August 3rd.[3] Soon after, the second issue was announced to be released on October 12th, 2021 with a variant cover drawn by Babs Tarr.[11] In early September

Reception

Kaley Cuoco's instagram story.

After the issue's digital release on August 3rd, 2021, it was met by much praise, becoming the number 1 bestselling book in two categories on Amazon[12] and causing "Harley Quinn" to trend on Twitter.[13] One reviewer called it "the perfect stop-gap for fans of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series." and praised Franklin's writing for perfectly capturing the voices of the show and honoring the showrunner's work.[14]

Kaley Cuoco, the voice actor behind the titular character, expressed her support for the series on her Instagram story where she posted a image of herself herself reading the physical copy of the first issue, as well as showing of the variant cover by Davi Go in the background, and encouraged fans to pick up the first issue.[15]

Trivia

  • The series was initially announced under the name "Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour" but changed to "Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour" by the time of the digital release of the first issue.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harley Quinn Animated Series Getting Comic Book Sequel Titled "The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour" Jamie Lovett, Comicbook.com (June 14, 2021).
  2. #HarleyQuinn #EatBangKillTour comic preview pages! Visit https://dccomics.com/reader/#/comics/470000… to peep the other 3 pages!... Tee Franklin, Twitter (July 30, 2021).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Speaking of Harley Quinn I forgot to let ya know... Tee Franklin, Twitter (July 3, 2021).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour DC Print Subscriptions (June 10, 2021).
  5. DC Teases a Harley Quinn Animated Sequel, Elseworlds & DC Vampires for 2021 Collier Jennings, CBR (February 20, 2021).
  6. Extremely early but it does loosely tie into the show and what we’re cooking for season 3 Patrick Schumacker, Twitter (February 20, 2021).
  7. I can not wait for y'all to see this book. I've seen some of Tee and Max's pages. They're hilarious and gorgeous. And the cover is Harlivylicious. Patrick Schumacker, Twitter (June 10, 2021).
  8. It picks up right where Season 2 ended. I can't yet answer if it's canon or not. I think I need to read the whole thing before weighing in on that! Patrick Schumacker, Twitter (June 10, 2021).
  9. So, I have not had the privilege of reading the entire miniseries, but what I have takes place almost entirely before season 3... Patrick Schumacker, Twitter (August 4, 2021).
  10. DC September 2021 Solicitations webhead, Comic Releases (June 18, 2021).
  11. DC October 2021 Solicitations DJT, Comic Releases (July 16, 2021).
  12. Let’s FUCKN gooooo!!! #HarleyQuinn #EatBangKillTour number 1 bestselling book in 2 categories and 4 Superhero comics & graphic novels... Tee Franklin, Twitter (August 4, 2021).
  13. Sooo Harley Quinn is trending and in MY head it’s cuz of #EatBangKill... Tee Franklin, Twitter (August 6, 2021).
  14. HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – THE EAT. BANG! KILL. TOUR #1 Review Neil Vagg, Get Your Comic On (August 3, 2021).
  15. Kaley Cuoco Shows Off Harley Quinn 'Eat. Bang! Kill.' Tie-In Comic Samantha King, Screen Rant (August 6, 2021).
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