The TradeWaiters 95: “Mad Love” by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm

Sparks artist Nina Matsumoto joins our panelists to talk about The Batman Adventures: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. This was the first appearance of Harley Quinn in a comic and the origin story of one of DC’s most iconic characters today. We talk about the behind the scenes story of Harley Quinn’s creation, the mainstream comics debut of two of superherodom’s most influential creators, and what goes into making a really good Batman story.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, He-Man, Dungeons and Dragons, Tiny Toon Adventures, Flash Gordon, Shera, The Real Ghostbusters, and Beanie and Cecil, all shows that Paul Dini and/or Bruce Timm have worked on.
Naruto by Masashi Kitimoto
Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso
Animaniacs created by Tom Ruegger
Days of Our Lives created by Ted Corday and Betty Corday
Poison Ivy by G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
Mad Love (the novel, not the comic) by Pat Cadigan and Paul Dini
Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad, and Birds of Prey, all movies by various directors
Stay Tooned by Eric Bauza
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Origins
Harley Quinn and The Joker: Sound Mind directed by Eli Horowitz
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton
The Echo Chamber by John Boyne
Disco Elysium
Germinal by Emile Zola
and If Books Could Kill by Michael Hobbes & Peter Shamshiri

You can find us at:
Nina Matsumoto
Jonathon Dalton
and Jeff Ellis

Music by Sleuth

On our next episode will be on All-Star Superman by Greg Morrison and Frank Quitely.

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