When we last left Harley there was a new face in the villain crowd. Older celebrities in Gotham were dying, and no one knew why, though all eyes were on Neo Joker as one of the players. We jump right into that for the opening of Issue #2, and this book gives us a lot to chew on.
The Good Old Days
This issue’s a jaw dropper in many ways. The story sucks you in with great writing, and beautiful art, but to also relive the memories, like seeing Bud and Lou, are some of my absolute favorite moments. This all, quite literally tugged at my heart strings, and I was unprepared. The character depth moments are part of what makes this world so grand and so real. We get chance to see the world through Harley’s eyes in a manner that isn’t toxic or crazy. Seeing Jack as Harley does, in a fresh new way, is genius. The struggles with mental illness are handled respectfully, and not used as a show pony, but as a driving force in telling the story.
We’ve never seen this side of the Joker/Harley relationship before, or at least not this deeply explained, or emotionally explored. This is one of the things that makes the series so breath-taking, and immersive. Even the conversation between Harley and Montoya had charm and humor. In this series Katana Collins, Sean G. Murphy, Matteo Scalera, Dave Stewart, and AndWorld Design make everything count, and there’s a reason to pay attention. Brava.
I find it harder to find words to describe just how vital Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #2 is, as it further proves that this is no offshoot or side story, but a genuine continuation of the world that has already been established. It sets a precedence for what a continuing story should be, and continues to blow my mind. I can’t get over just how much I want more after the final page. Although the teasers for the next issue of Matteo Scalera’s artwork are genuinely amazing, and do whet the appetite for a bit.
SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL… The Twilight Zone , a television series that shows no signs of letting up, is still going strong 60 years since it first debuted on CBS in 1959. Created by the already popular writer Rod Serling, the show became a series with an infinite lifespan. The Twilight Zone is now 60 years young and still has a massive appeal to those who love a bit of twisted, comedic, moralistic and, at times horrifying, science fiction. I have been a fan of this show for many years, from the original to the latest version by Jordan Peele. It was probably in the 1980’s that I first came across this show and I was amazed. Back then, just a teenager, I thought black and white shows were old and ‘fuddy duddy’ (as my kids would say nowadays). That was until my late mam (who was always there when I found my love for various things as a youngster) turned on the tv and an episode of the TZ was showing. I always remember the first episode I saw being "Ti
“ Off The Clock “ Writer: Katie Cook Artist: Butch Mapa Color Artist: Protobunker Letterers: Christa Miesner and Valeria Lopez Review by Steve J. Ray Some of my favorite comics are those that honor and follow the style of movies and TV shows. Comics like The Batman Adventures , for example. So, you can only Imagine my delight when a knock on my door resulted in my being handed the latest package from Penguin Random House. The box contained a copy of Marvel Action: Avengers : “Off The Clock”. This gorgeous little trade paperback collects issues #1-#3 of Marvel Action: Avengers , and is one of the most fun comics, both in terms of story and art, that I’ve read featuring these particular characters, in a long, long time. Synchronicity Strikes Again Recently I helped promote a couple of fan films which gave us a day, and a night, in the life of a superhero trying to get some time off. By some amazing quirk of fate, this book shows six Avengers (at first… ) trying to cope with some H.R.
First Degree: A Crime Anthology , is a book that puts the spotlight on crime noir and features dozens of short graphic stories from a variety of talent from around the globe. Here's the full press release, courtesy of Humanoids and Superfan Promotions: First Degree Acclaimed Graphic Novel Publisher Humanoids Assembles A Thrilling Team of International Talent Including David F. Walker David Aja, and Dozens More for a Crime Noir Anthology Humanoids, the acclaimed graphic novel publisher, has assembled a thrilling roster of international creators, including David F. Walker (Bitter Root) and David Aja (Hawkeye, The Seeds), for an anthology that puts the spotlight on crime noir. FIRST DEGREE: A CRIME ANTHOLOGY will feature dozens of short crime noir stories from a variety of talent from around the globe, as well as art by Michael Lark (Gotham Central, Lazarus) and cover art from Aja. A woman lures her husband and his secret lover to an abandoned house. Something sinister is happening i