Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy lead a Valentine's Day-themed DC anthology coming this February

DC Love is a Battlefield #1 cover
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In advance of Valentine's Day, DC is prepping a love-themed anthology titled DC Love is a Battlefield - announced as part of their DC February 2021 solicitations. A Valentine's anthology has become a bit of a theme at DC, with one releasing each year for the past few years.

"Blam! Krack! Pow! Look out—it's…love?! Falling in love is rough, even for DC's greatest. Watch as Batman and Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, Mister Miracle and Big Barda, and all the rest of your OTPs fight in vain against the all-powerful forces of romance (and super-villains)!" reads DC's solicitation of the anthology. "Even Amanda Waller fights the urge to bail on her mystery date. We guarantee that this Valentine's Day, someone's taking a shot to the heart—from Cupid's bow!"

For fans of the Batman/Catwoman couple, this will be a cherry on top of the Batman/Catwoman series that'll begin in December.

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And although not mentioned in the solicit, we're hoping for a resumption of the Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy romance given they're featured on the anthology's cover by Kaare Andrews.

DC Love is a Battlefield #1 will have stories by Cavan Scott, Jose Luis, Andrew Wheeler, Crystal Fraser, Regine Sawyer, and others to be announced later.

The 80-page DC Love is a Battlefield #1 goes on sale February 9 - just in time to buy and sip it into your Valentine's gift for the people you love. Check here for DC's other February 2021 solicitations.

(And yes, it appears DC has a few Pat Benatar fans among its ranks; just six months ago, they released a Wonder Woman collection also titled Love is a Battlefield.)

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)