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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.

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.