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DC has been publishing some of the most interesting young adult and children’s comics ever since the launch of their dual imprints earlier last year. Now that these lines, Ink and Zoom, have been rolled into the core DC line, even more fans have begun to discover their power. Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass comes from writer Mariko Tamaki, features stunning art by Steve Pugh, and is lettered by Carlos M. Mangual, and luckily for you we have eight exclusive pages to whet your appetite before the book hits shelves on August 26!

DC Comics describe the young adult reimagining of the classic Batman anti-hero thusly: “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass is a coming-of-age story about choices, consequences, justice, fairness, and progress and how a weird kid from Gotham’s poorest part of town goes about defining her world for herself.” The story centers on the young girl who found shelter in a ramshackle house run by drag queens in Gotham since her family unit disintegrated. When a wave of gentrification threatens her home, Harley decides to take matters into her own hands and the conflict comes when she has to pick whether she wants to try and use her anger to change things or destroy them. As our exclusive pages reveal, she’ll be joined by other iconic Batman characters too.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (C) DC Comics 2019

Our exclusive tease showcases one of the characters who is going to play a large part in young Harley’s path as she picks between the healing and positive presence of her friend Ivy and the destructive nature of a new man in her life. Featured heavily here, the Joker is a young terrorist and is obsessed with taking down Gotham one corporation at a time. This is the first time readers get a proper look at the new incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime. Given that Joker has defined Harley in so many of her other stories, so we’ll be very interested to see how Mariko and Pugh subvert that story and bring something new to the canon of one of Gotham’s most beloved rogues.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass hits comic shops on August 26 and everywhere else you can buy books on September 3.