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THE NEW 52!: Batman: Joker’s Daughter

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DC Comics/February 5, 2014/One Shot/#1/$4.99/48 Pages/Color/Rated T

Written by: Marguerite Bennett

Art by: Meghan Hetrick-Murante

Cover by: Georges Jeanty

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Joker’s Daughter is not new to the DC universe, but like many other DC characters, she has received a makeover in this “THE NEW 52!” one shot. She made her New 52! appearance in the revamp of the Catwoman series where she was sporting the Joker’s face as a flesh mask after it was cut off by the Dollmaker.

I picked this up on my weekly visit to my local comic shop (Heroic Adventures).  The cover and story both looked promising.

Who is The Joker’s Daughter? What horrors lurk in the mind of this deranged lunatic, and why is there more to her than meets the eye? More than just a crazy person who stumbled upon The Joker’s face, more than just a woman with a mission, The Joker’s Daughter sees herself as a woman on the path of greed, dominance and lordship over the Gotham Underground. This special issue tells a sordid tale in the life of one of DC’s most popular new villains!

The art work in this book is absolutely stunning. The colors are all dark, but they still pop. Each panel is beautifully detailed.

The story that Marguerite Bennett wrote is creepy and suspenseful. I am a huge fan of Harley Quinn, but Joker’s Daughter may be the creepier, most sadistic female version of Joker.

The only spoilers that I will give you about this issue, Joker’s Daughter goes after the Dollmaker to make the Joker flesh mask her real face. It is a twisted, graphic sequence that results in a new crowned princess of crime. Not only does she get a creepy new face, but she goes as far as having the blood of Joker injected into herself.

If you are a fan of Joker, Harley Quinn or the previous appearances of Joker’s Daughter, I highly recommend this book to you. It is a great read and you won’t be disappointed. I really hope DC decides to either write her into more stories in other series, giver her her own series or both. I am loving this character.

Comic Book Review: DC New 52! Harley Quinn #2

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“Helter Shelter”

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Cover Price: $2.99

Written By: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art: Chad Hardin & Stephane Roux

Cover: Amanda Conner

Rated T/ 32 Pages/ Color/No Variant covers

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As promised, I am keeping up with the lovely Harley Quinn and her new adventures in her DC New 52! series.  Harley 2013 is shaping up to be a great comic series.  In issues #0 we met the artists and their visions of Harley and in #1, Harley’s new story began.  Harley is now on issue #2 of this new story.

As many of you remember from the original Batman animated series and the other line of Harley Quinn comics, she had a few friends.  The Joker aka Mr. J/Puddin’ and the lovely Poison Ivy.  In #2, Harley’s best friend Poison Ivy makes an appearance to help her rescue some animals that are about to be put down at a local shelter, hence the name “Helter Shelter”.  There is also a brief cameo of Mr. J at the beginning, it is just a statue, but his likeness is used briefly.

There are a lot of comedic moments in #2.  There isn’t a lot of back and forth banter between Ivy and Harley, but what is there is quite funny.  There are a lot of moments that are very reminiscent of the older Harley series.  The biggest change is that Harley, so far, has been more of a heroine than a villain. In this issue especially, Harley shows a softer, more emotional side.

I do disagree with the rating of T for this series.  There have been a lot of sexual innuendos and near nudity, in #2 especially.  Towards the ends, there are a few panels of Harley and Ivy barely clothed sharing a bed.  Just be prepared for some dirty talk, lots of cartoon cleavage and occasional booty shots.

The cover art is very colorful and eye catching.  The art on the inside is just as appealing.  The colors are vibrant and the illustrations are very well detailed. The great artwork makes up for the lack of reading.

Overall, I loved Harley Quinn 2013 #2.  It was funny, witty, sassy and very well structured.  I would recommend this new series and will continue to read it myself.

Issue #3 is due out on Wednesday, February 19th

If you are interested in the series but have not picked up #0 or #1, click the links below, and there is a link at the top to purchase #2.

Buy Harley Quinn #0
Buy Harley Quinn #1

Harley Quinn Gets A Makeover In Her New Comic Book Series From DC Comics: The NEW 52!

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My favorite Batman villain has always been the bubbly bad girl with eyes for the Joker, Harley Quinn.  Harley has had her own line of comic books for sometime now, and now DC has given her a brand new series and with every new series comes a new look for Ms. Quinn.  While at my local comic shop, I found the first two issues of the new series, #0 and #1.

Harley-Quinn-0-coverIssue #0 (January 2014) is more of a mash-up of different ways that different artists would portray Harley in her new series.  17 different comic book artists are featured and on every page is a new version of Harley Quinn. Names such as Tony Daniel, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Dave Johnson, Jeremy Roberts, and other big names in the comic illustration business.  The cover art is colorful and eye catching featuring Harley kissing a large picture of Mr. J’s face.

Issue #1 (February 2014) “Hot In The City” has a full story line and only one artist.  The story quinn1was written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.  The artwork was done by Chad Hardin and Alex Sinclair was the colorist.  I loved the direction of the story and the new look of Harley.  In issue #1, she was part hero and part villain.  She is followed by assassins who are trying to take her out.  She also gets a new a job, one very fitting to her character type, a roller derby girl.  I don’t want to spoil it for those who have yet to read it, but it is amazing.  The cover art for this one, like that of issue #0, is very colorful and eye catching.

Issue #2 is due out on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  There will be a quest appearance by Harley’s good friend, Poison Ivy.  What trouble will these Gotham bad girls get into together?

I picked up issues #0 and #1 for $2.99 at Bills Books and more, but if you do not have a local comic shop, you can pick them up on Amazon for the same price. Buy Harley Quinn #0 and #1

When I pick up #2, I will do a review of it as well as the issues that follow.  If you would like me to review any other comic titles, feel free to contact me via the “contact me” button at the top of the page, email me at littleblogofhorror@yahoo.com or CLICK HERE to start a thread on the LBoH Forum.