Monday, October 05, 2015

Booknote: Harley Quinn, Volume 2: Power Outage

Jimmy Palmiotti,, Harley Quinn, Volume 2: Power Outage. New York: DC Comics, 2015. ISBN: 9781401254780. 

Genre: comics and graphic novels
Subgenre: superheroes, humor
Format: e-book galley
Source: NetGalley

The humor from volume 1 continues here. The volume picks up issues 9-13 of the comic plus "Harley Quinn: Futures End #1", which is kind of a dream sequence/alternate story line, "Secret Origins #4", and the San Diego Comic Con comic issue. You do get a lot of material in this volume.

The main story is the story with Power Girl. Power Girl drops out of the sky with a bad case of amnesia. So what does Harley do? She gets herself a new costume and convinces Power Girl that they are both a crime fighting team. Various hijinks ensue, including some dimensional travel. The other stories are also entertaining; Harley is still the landlady of her building and making new friends among the neighbors and side show folks. Among the adventures here, Harley finds herself in a skating ring where there are no rules. The Comic Con issue was good, but it seemed more of a distraction in what is otherwise a great volume.

The comics are fast paced, and they have plenty of hijinks and humor. Harley is doing well on her own, and though there is still a bounty on her head, she keeps having fun. I would love to see what troubles she gets into next. The art in this one continues to be excellent and a pleasure to look at. It is certainly a great reason to pick up this volume.

Still give 5 out of 5 stars to the series.

This book qualifies for the following 2015 Reading Challenges:

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