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Review: Harley Quinn #45
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: John Timms
Review by Philip Clark
Harley’s decided to take a vacation. Except her vacation takes to the lovely planet of Apokolips. After being head hunted by Granny Goodness herself, Harley’s holiday takes an unexpected turn.
Harley Quinn #45 is an issue that builds up tension, intensity, action and comedy with every panel. Humphries has done a fantastic job writing this issue. His version of Harley Quinn is almost the perfect blend of anti-hero and villain. Apokolips is almost the perfect place for Harley. She strives in the chaos of the planet. The only thing stopping it from being the perfect place, is the fact that Harley doesn’t do well with being told how to live her life.
I love the artwork in this issue too. It really matches what I feel the character of Harley Quinn encapsulates. To me she just really seems like one of the truest forms of a comic book character. Timms does a brilliant job at creating an environment that matches Quinn’s outlandish personality.
The only thing I’ll say is that this story does seem a little bit forced. I was quite happy for Harley to have a vacation. She certainly deserves it after what she’s been through in recent comics. Give Harley a break!!
Overall, this is a fantastic issue. The story is definitely one that I look forward to reading more. I’m curious to find out what Humphries has planned for Quinn on the chaotic, fiery world of Apokolips.
Images Courtesy Of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the DC Comics News website on July 6th 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…