Colourful clown princess of crime Harley Quinn is enjoying a massive boost in visibility at the moment, thanks to being played by Australia’s own Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016) and Birds of Prey (2020). Whatever your opinion of those two films (for the record, BoP is a good time; SS is a war crime), it’s clear that the woman born, improbably, Harleen Quinzel has struck a chord with fandom.
You only have to clock the cosplayers to understand that Harley is a huge hit. However, Ms. Margot’s turn as Harley, while an absolute blast, isn’t the best iteration of the character currently doing the rounds. No: for that we have to turn our attention to the recent Harley Quinn animated series that just quietly slipped onto Prime Video here in Australia.