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Review: Harley Quinn #42
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Frank Tieri
Review by Philip Clark
“Old Lady Harley” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Harley’s been out of town for a few years and New York has been turned into an apocalyptic hellhole. The Gang of Harleys have split and each taken a part of the Big Apple, meeting together to see who takes control of the city for good.
Harley certainly hasn’t lost her touch in the years that she’s been gone. Tieri continues to provide stories that blend the crazy and the heart-felt brilliantly. This story is a one-of issue, but leaves you wanting more. Tieri drops multiple names and situations while going through the exposition. After reading this issue, all I could think about was how great it would be if we got a story arch leading up to these events.
This issue fast-paced and action packed. Tieri and Mauricet give us everything we need in a filler issue. The artwork supports the writing and pace of the comic fantastically. I’ve read the issue at least five times, and I’m sure that I’ve still not got every reference thrown in.
There is a lot thrown into this issue. From all the references that Tieri makes, to Mauricet putting some references into the art on each panel. As I said previously, I’ve re-read the issue multiple times and every time I find something new. This can be a little too much if you’re just looking for a quick pick up read.
“Old Lady Harley” is a great one-off story. It offers a nice respite from Harley’s main timeline. This comic is crazy, weird and wonderful. Much like the main character herself. A definite pick up for those hardcore Harley fans, or those that enjoy an apocalyptic adventure.
Images Courtesy Of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the DC Comics News website on April 22nd 2018)
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