Friday, December 09, 2016

Booknote: Harley Quinn, Volume 5

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti,, Harley Quinn, Volume 5: The Joker's Last Laugh. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, 2016. ISBN: 9781401269289.

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

When I started reading this, I was going to read a little bit before bedtime and read the rest over the  next day or two. It was so good I finished it in one night. This volume compiles issues 20-25 of the comic plus the comic "Harley Quinn: Be Careful What You Wish For." Conner and Palmiotti continue the excellent writing, and in terms of art, Harley looks as good as ever.

In this part of the series, Harley needs to break out her latest beau, Mason Macabre, out of jail before he gets killed inside the jail. When he gets transferred to Arkham Asylum, she not only has to deal with the prison, but she also has to confront her ex, The Joker. It was one bad breakup for  her, and it may be time to settle the score. In the bonus comic, Harley finds a very special bottle, with a real life genie in it, and fun ensues for as we know, you should beware what you wish for.

This comic continues to be great fun to read. It is fast paced, and before you know it, you'll have the whole volume read. The authors are good at combining action and humor with a sweet touch here and there. This series remains one of the very few from DC Comics worth reading these days. It's light and fun and colorful. It is entertaining in a way that few comics are anymore. I highly recommend it.

5 out of 5 stars.

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