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Review: Harley Quinn #49
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Alisson Borges
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Review by Philip Clark
“Clown for Hire” Part Two is a fun fuelled epic comic this week. Harley’s back from her trip to Apokolips, only to find out that her home is about to be demolished! She needs to come up with some money and fast! First trying her hand at some rather mundane jobs in the last issue, she finds a job listing online for a bounty hunter.
Leading her on a hunt to kill Lord Death Man, who can’t be killed. This leads to much confusion, and desperation from Harley as she attempts to get the money to save her apartment.
Please don’t ever get rid of Tina. She is an absolute diamond. I love her and her character. To be able to go from feeling right at home on Apokolips, to not being able to deal with going up the street to buy groceries. Honestly, I think she’s my new favourite character ever.
I also love Harley’s go get em attitude. She’s known for her spunky attitude, but this issue shows her grit and determination. What I also love about this issue is the fact that Harley’s not doing it for herself. She’s getting her apartment back for her friends, every time she feels giving up someone gives her a speech that makes her keep fighting.
Okay, so I was left feeling very confused at the end of this issue. There were a couple of things that came up in this comic that I am left just staring at the page about. I won’t spoil them for you, but when they come up, you’ll know.
Otherwise another delightful read.
Give Tina her own series. Harley’s a great person who’s trying to be the best friend she can, in her own roundabout way. Humphries needs to sort out some of this mess in the next issue. Well worth a read. Especially if you appreciate a little crazy.
Images Courtesy Of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the DC Comics News website on September 8th 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…