Harley Quinn II, Book 1
Synopsis: Fresh from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and SUICIDE SQUAD, Harley Quinn returns to her first solo series in the New 52! The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti (ALL STAR WESTERN) and Amanda Conner (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE) unleashed Harley on an unsuspecting DC Universe, as she encounters various heroes and villains … and leaves no one unscathed in her wake! With art by Chad Hardin and a slew of comics’ best artists including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson and Art Baltazar!
Collects HARLEY QUINN #0-8.
Review: I saw a nice review about Harley Quinn and it’s true that I was curious to discover her story. I must say that for once I liked having a woman as the main character, especially when this woman is finally placed on the bad guy’s side. This is a big change, but one that is also interesting.
As I said, it was great to explore a character like this and to know about her history. I did not know her very well, I admit, but I understand a little better her strange nature now. This is a young woman who does not hesitate to kill and yet we see that in her particularly twisted ideas, there is a reason behind every act. Besides, it’s pretty amazing to understand why she act like she does, even if it is always to the extreme. By cons, I think that I would have liked to know more about her relationship with the Joker and I wonder if this will be the case later.
The drawings are very well mastered and I had a good time reading the story even if I expected maybe a little more. However it was a good introduction to the world of this character.