"We’ve all selected the wrong partners, all gotten hurt, and hopefully all moved on wiser for the experience. But there are those who, even in the face of constant disappointment, continue to believe that the intensity of their desire will be rewarded by an eventual jackpot of affection. And if that’s the slot machine you’re playing, friend, you’d better leave the casino ‘cause that one don’t pay out"
BATMAN: MAD LOVE (Feb. 1994)
Art by Bruce Timm & Rick Taylor
Words by Paul Dini
Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1
written by Tom Taylor
art by Xermanico, Mike S. Miller, Bruno Redondo, & Jonas Trindade
Harley Quinn #17 - “#1 Am the Loneliest Number” (2002)
written by Karl Kesel
art by Terry Dodson
Bruce Timm’s original rough panel of Harley seducing The Joker from BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE and the final printed version.
"Editor Scott Peterson was a wee bit nervous about some of the ‘sexier’ elements of the story, mostly in the ‘Harley’s Inept Seduction’ sequence. I talked him into running most of it ‘as is’—Harley could keep her nightie as long as it was red, not any kind of see-through ‘flesh’ color, and he reluctantly signed off on her provocative poses in the first two panels of page 21. Panel 3 was redrawn upon request.
I thought Paul Dini’s ‘rev up your Harley’ line was brilliantly ‘punny’, and I had drawn her as if she were riding an old-style chopper, leaning back with her feet in the air. It looked more ‘goofy’ than ‘dirty’ to me, but I agreed to tone it down.”