Antiheroine Harley Quinn comes face-to-face with a fifth-dimension imp full of chaotic festive spirit in a new holiday anthology comic from DC.
The following contains spoilers for DC’s Grifter Got Run Over by a Reindeer, on sale now from DC.
Harley Quinn encounters a mischief-making imp after her own heart in a brand-new holiday anthology comic, DC’s Grifter Got Run Over by a Reindeer.
DC’s Grifter Got Run Over by a Reindeer‘s Harley Quinn story, titled “Eight Crazy Nights,” is written by John Layman and illustrated by Juan Doe. The plot sees its jovial antiheroine caught up in a reality-bending battle with Ms. Trxlchyk, an immensely powerful being from the fifth dimension.
Much like others of her kind — such as classic Superman villain Mister Mxyzptlk and the Batman-fanatic known as Bat-Mite — Ms. Trxlchyk has a penchant for warping the world around her to her own design. In this instance, her machinations have a fittingly festive theme as she inflicts sugarplum storms and monstrous gingerbread creatures on Gotham. Ms. Trxlchyk makes an unfortunate mistake, however, when she gets in the way of Quinn’s duties as a pet owner. When Harley is unable to buy supplies for her beloved hyenas, she is forced to take up her mallet and unleash her own “Holiday Hell.”
The story marks a break from the character’s current ongoing solo title, in which Harley is currently dealing with the implications of her own murder. Harley Quinn #24 finally revealed the identity of her killer, the Harley Who Laughs, which will then throw the character into a new, multiversal adventure.
DC Puts Readers in the Holiday Spirit
Layman and Doe’s comedic caper is one of eight stories appearing in DC’s Grifter Got Run Over by a Reindeer. As well as Harley Quinn’s misadventure, the issue features one-off stories that include DC heroes ranging from Batman and Superman to John Constantine and Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. In Stephanie Williams and David Lapham’s “Krypto the Red-Eyed Rein-Dog,” Superman and Wonder Woman face off against a discombobulated Colonel Future who has mistaken Superman’s pet for a demonic entity. “Memory and Forfeits,” by Scott Bryan Wilson and Skylar Partridge, tells the story of Batman’s twelve days of Christmas. Wrapping up the anthology, the titular Grifter embarks on a yuletide crime spree in “How the Grifter Stole Christmas,” written by Derek Fridolfs and illustrated by Carlos D’Anda and Dustin Nguyen.
“Eight Crazy Nights” is written by Layman, illustrated and colored by Doe and lettered by Ferran Delgado. DC’s Grifter Got Run Over by a Reindeer is on sale now from DC.