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Review: Harley Quinn #44
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artists: Mirka Andolfo & Max Raynor
Review by Philip Clark
“One Of My Turns” part two. Harley and Frank have dropped in on a cult gathering deep within the New York sewers. Finding themselves overwhelmed, it takes some quick thinking from Harley to save the day yet again.
This issue is full of Harleyness. Sebela has done yet another fantastic job of writing the incredible Harley Quinn. Channeling the craziness and strangeness of the character perfectly onto the page. The story really suits Harley’s style. It showcases Harley’s unique style at heroism and problem-solving.
I feel that the issue was great for those being bullied or having to deal with some form of peer pressure. Now, I’m not saying to do what Harley put in play. But it shows that there is a way out. Which is a fantastic message to send to those going through something similar. Harley’s just a great wholesome character that many readers can relate to. That translates brilliantly in this story, Sebela has written an incredible story. I cannot say enough good things about this story run so far.
The only niggle I can have, is that I feel Harley does a lot better in an ensemble. I feel like she’s much better as a team player, adding that spark of crazy to a situation. As great as last issue was, I feel this week’s issue was better due to the fact Harley had more supporting characters. It was still missing that, something though. That stand out supporting character that I feel she needs. Something akin to how she was with Joker. A protegee, or sidekick that she can teach and have witty banter with. That’s all I feel is missing.
Yet another strong issue from the creative team. Sebela writes an interesting story, with characters that are easy to relate to. The artwork is great in this issue as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the comic and look forward to where the story goes next.
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review was originally published on the DC Comics News website on June 22nd 2018)
FINALLY! Well readers, Spoiler season has begun. Wizards teased us so heavily on the 19th with Vona's Hunger, but now we've finally seen the first of what Rivals of Ixalan has to offer. River Darter is, I think, intended for Draft, along the same lineage as Audacious Infiltrator. Thrashing Brontodon is also very good in Limited, being able to pop Pious Interdictions or Ixalan's Bindings, but may even see sideboard play in Dinosaur decks in Constructed to remove Cast Out, God Pharaoh's Gift or Gearhulks.
Rob Lane provides the bottom end in Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Onstage he’s a blur of hair,
throwing shapes with his trusty bass like a full on rock star. Away from the
band, he heads up his own project Straight
To Video, a mix of rock/punk music which draws influence from eighties
culture in general, as well as creating some cool merchandise to go along with
the music. Rob was cool enough to chat to us recently about
music, the eighties and being a geek.
Scott Hamilton: Would
you like to tell us a bit about yourself Rob? Rob Lane: Hey
Scott.... Thanks so much for reaching out! So, I guess I start with introducing
myself.... my name's Rob Lane... a bass player from the East Midlands /
Nottingham / Derby area. I've been actively playing with various bands for the
best part of 20 years. For over ten years I was the bassist for Nottingham
Power Pop Rockers TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY...
we had a pretty good run from 2003 through to November of last year, …
The wind has not left our sails as we continue on with Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers. A cycle of tutors, a flying pirate with a shrink ray, and Jace overcoming his amnesia are on order for today, let's have a look. Well then. If I remember right, the premier Aggro deck of the format played a one mana 2/1 before rotation just because it was a one mana 2/1. Colour shift it, and give it the potential for flying (which isn't hard for the Vampire deck to do) and this thing is going to see play as the other one drop (other than Legion's Landing) for the Vampire deck. Even the flavour text is a joke towards how pushed it seems! Another key piece shown today might be all the pieces Vampires needs. Having something on the same spot on the curve and mana cost Cast Out or Ixalan's Binding but adds to the tribal synergy overall is very needed in a tribal deck. The second line, isn't strictly needed (it's safer to keep this guy out of the red zone) but giving i…