Friday, March 24, 2017

Booknote: Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys

Jimmy Palmiotti,, Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, 2017. ISBN: 9781401267858.

With folks like Conner, Palmiotti, and Tieri at the helm, this series continues to be great and amusing. This volume gives the spotlight to Harley's gang, who are all happy to battle villains and save the innocent. . . for a price. Harley decides to test the gang's skills by faking her own kidnapping. However, when a rival from Harley's past makes the kidnapping all too real, the gang must rise to rescue her.

This is a fun comic from start to finish. The action starts pretty much from the first page, and it does not let go. Though the pace slows down a bit late in the comic when they give details of the villain's origins, the story overall is good entertainment.  You get a nice blend of adventure, humor, and some silly hijinks. The art continues to be great. It is a pleasure to read this book with gorgeous art. As I have mentioned before, in a time when most of DC Comics titles have taken a turn for dark, oppressive, emo, and depressing themes, this series is a breath of fresh air. It is light; it is fun to read, and I actually look forward to reading it. I really enjoyed this series, and I do recommend it highly.

5 out of 5 stars.

This title qualifies for the following 2017 Reading Challenges:

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