Harley Quinn (full name: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, MD) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992. She later appeared in DC Comics's Batman comic books, with the character's first comic book appearance in The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993). In her depictions she has been portrayed as a Physician Psychiatrist (MD) and as a Psychologist (PhD). Medical Doctor (MD) physician being the more accurate label as she can prescribe medications and sees patients in an asylum wearing a white lab coat.