In an article with The Washington Post, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner announced that they will be leaving D.C. Comics’ Harley Quinn title. Their last issue will be December 20th’s issue #34.
“We just felt like maybe it’s a good time to take a break, take a step back, go on a honeymoon, maybe spend some of the money we made on each other and get to know each other,” Palmiotti said. “We love this character, but we felt like, a lot of times you work on books and the sales drop and the character isn’t popular anymore. With [Harley Quinn] we figured, well, let’s take a nice break while the character is essentially as hot as ever.”
Despite leaving for a much-needed honey moon and a much-needed vacation (The married couple have been working diligently and consistently on the title since 2013), Conner will remain on as a cover artist. She is stepping back from writing however and letting Frank Tieri (W) and Inaki Miranda (A) take over story plotting and art.
For their final issue, Harley Quinn will be to Florida after experiencing a death in a her close circle of friends. About this, Palmiotti said; “It’s us looking back at what we did, pushing Harley forward to the next team. So it kind of sets up some future stories as well for the next crew.”
“We almost got famous on this,” Palmiotti said laughing. “It’s not the end of us. It’s just a nice vacation.”
If you were a fan of the Conner/Palmiotti era of Harley Quinn do not fret. It looks like they will be back once they’ve recharged their batteries and spent some time with each other.
We will just have to keep reading to see what new, crazy directions Frank Tieri takes Harley Quinn!