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Comic Book Review: Harley Quinn #3

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DC Comics

Series: Harley Quinn 2013

Released: February 19, 2014

Issue: #3

Price: $2.99

Page Count: 32 Pages

Color/B&W: Color

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by: Chad Hardin

Cover by: Amanda Conner and Dave Johnson

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Purchased at: Heroic Adventures

In issue #2, Harley and Ivy saved some puppies and had a sleepover, and Ivy left a plant for Harley. Now in issue #3, it is Valentine’s Day and poor Harley Quinn is missing her puddin’. Harley can’t catch a break or find a date, but after landing a new job, she decides to eat some of the mysterious berries growing on the plant Ivy left for her. After eating the berries and dolling herself up to celebrate her new job, Harley is the center of everyone’s attention and has no problem finding a date.

This series is really turning out to be a good one. Harley always loved Joker a lot no matter how bad he treated her, so I love that DC decided to give her a Valentine’s Day issue.

The cover is the first thing anyone notices about any book, and Amanda Conner and Dave Johnson created a beautiful cover. The design screams Harley Quinn and the colors are simple, but they still pop.

The story was flawlessly written. This 32 page issue had more twists and excitement than a lot of novels that I have read.

One of my personal favorite things about comic books is the artwork. The artwork in this book was phenomenal. Each panel had greatly detailed, brilliantly colored pictures.

Harley Quinn #4 will be available March 19, 2014, and I for one cannot wait for the next issue.

Here is a little preview for #4: HARLEY_QUINN_4

Meet Harley’s new neighbors, and shudder at the horrifying realization that they are so twisted they make her seem like the normal one on the block!

 

 

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

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“Helter Shelter”

Now Available

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