Amanda Conner is the first female comic artist I ever became a big fan of. Her work on Terra and Power Girl back in 2009 was fresh, quirky and fun and I was obsessed over it. She seems to mostly do covers now (which are amazing) but I really miss her sequential art. Since then I've become a fan of many other female artists like Chynna Clugston, Beck Cloonan, Sara Pichelli, and Fiona Staples. Unlike female characters, I'm not drawn to these artists *because* they are female, but once I am aware of their gender, a certain sensibility (especially when it comes to realistic body representation) becomes apparent. This Amanda Conner designed classic Harley Quinn is very interesting. As far as I know, she only drew classic Harley a couple times (The Our Worlds At War special (2001) and a DC Direct mini-bust design (2011)). Then she launched the character in her new Roller Girl direction by 2014. It all makes me wish Harley would adopt her classic look again for a storyline. Drawn by Amanda of course.
I was afraid her side-eye expression would look odd from certain angles, but it actually looks expressive and fun.
Her articulation is pretty good. It's just a shame that this came out right after the Ant Lucia Bombshell figures which had an insane level of articulation.
Harley comes with a small handgun and a figure stand.
She also comes with Bernie, the taxidermied beaver roadkill that becomes her imaginary friend.
Bernie is rubbery and has a liquidy ball of intestines in her abdomen. Overall I find it pretty gross. Which I think is the intended effect.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the Spacesuit version (review coming soon).