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Review: Harley Quinn #46
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: John Timms
Review by Philip Clark
After a vacation from hell, Harley ends up on Apokolips. The perfect planet for her chaotic, wild personality. That is, were it not for the fact that she doesn’t really do too well when people try to control her. Going along with Granny Goodness’ wishes is all when and good, especially after Harley was given a sweet hammer. But when Granny wants her to do something Harley doesn’t like. Well, we all know how Harley likes doing her own thing, and that doesn’t sit too well with Granny Goodness.
This comic run is just crazy fun. Harley Quinn, on Apokolips, doing Harley Quinn things. What more could you possibly want? It’s just pure chaotic craziness, and it’s great! The colours are big and bold, just like the character the title is around. The supporting characters compliment Harley wonderfully.
Humphries and Timms have done a fantastic job with this issue, and this run in general. I love Timms’ art style, the way he draws Harley really brings her outlandish personality to life. Humphries also does an excellent job at bringing Harley to life. The way he writes the comic, it’s like I’m hearing Harley as if she’s in the room with me.
The pair do a great job at managing Harley’s personality, all aspects of her personality. I especially enjoy the way she goes from happy-go lucky to completely sincere. Everything about Harley’s character is just brilliantly portrayed by Humphries and Timms.
Like I said in the previous review, the story just doesn’t really feel like it should be a Harley Quinn story. It feels like a story much more suited to an intergalactic character. While the story is fun and entertaining, it just doesn’t feel right with Harley at the centre of it.
Overall I am enjoying this run of Harley Quinn. I look forward to reading what kind of crazy chaos she gets up to on Apokolips. Personally, I just hope it doesn’t drag on too long, and that she gets back down to Earth.
Images Courtesy Of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the DC Comics News website on July 21st 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…