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Jun. 13th, 2018


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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #43
Author: Christopher Sebela, Alex Sinclair (Illustrator), Gabe Eltaeb (Illustrator), Amanda Conner (Illustrator), John Timms (Illustrator), Mirka Andolfo (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: .5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: June 13 2018
Book Summary: When Harley Quinn finds herself hammer-deep in a paranoid spiral, the last thing she needs is for someone to blow up her favorite bodega! Worse, the only clue she finds seems to indicate Harley herself was the actual target of the attack! What’s a girl to do when she’s pushed all her friends away just as someone decides to kill her?
Book Review: Okay.

What the hell did I just read?

This issue seemed to be a bit of a mess. I see that Harley has gone insane a bit. We see Batman and Superman with her but then we find that is nothing more than a dream...?

Whatever is going on seems to be messing up Harley big time.

Toss in Professor Pyg and The Reaper and we have something that I cannot seem to quite understand.

I am seriously on the verge of not bothering with this series anymore. The storylines are becoming a bit ridiculous and Harley seems to be out of character.

Mar. 1st, 2018


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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #38
Author: Frank Tieri, Mirka Andolfo (illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 3.95/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: February 28, 2018 to March 1, 2018
Book Summary: “ANGRY BIRD” part two! The Penguin didn’t come to Brooklyn alone this time...he’s put out an open invitation for some of Gotham City’s worst to join him in his new criminal empire, as long as they’re willing to hold off Harley Quinn! And when we say “worst,” we mean worst! Film Freak? Egghead? Condiment King?! Nateman’s Hot Dogs is gonna have a lot to say about that...
Book Review: This issue picks up where the last issue has pretty much left off.

Harley has begun her new life in the Big Apple far away from her friends in Coney Island. Unfortunately for those crew members, they are currently dealing with some big problems and these problems are in the form of big enemies like that of Mr. Freeze. This is rather big for Harley's former crew mainly due to the fact that this enemy normally doesn't stray far from the city and far from Batman. So now they are trying to figure out exactly why he is here and who has brought him.

As for Harley herself, she is having her own problems with the Gorilla Gang. Of course Harley isn't one to bite her tongue and not have a pun or two spill from her lips. Unfortunately for Harley, these guys are not amused with her puns and nearly toss her over the edge of the Empire State Building when Red Tool appears to save her.

And then there is Killer Croc. Exactly what is he up to? That is a question I am sure we are about to find out in our next issue.

Things continue to get worse for Harley's gang and no matter how hard one of them tries to get ahold of her, she doesn't seem to be taking their calls. So now they are forced to face Mr. Freeze and his cold takeover of Coney Island.

I am still unsure of this series now. I mean I understand why Harley seemed to have walked away from Coney Island. There are too many bad memories there for her right now but at the same time, why push everyone away? I know there is a reason behind everything when it comes to Harley but she is leaving her team to be torn apart by the enemies of Batman. I just don't see Harley being this selfish. She has never pegged me as one. She has always loved and cared for her crew so why now ignore them all together? I'm just trying to understand this sudden change in Harley.

I suppose my questions won't really be answered until the next issue. So we shall see.

Feb. 9th, 2018


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Title: Harley Quinn #37
Author: Frank Tieri, Mirka Andolfo (illustrator), Amanda Conner (illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 3.90/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: February 9, 2018
Book Summary: “ANGRY BIRD” part one! Ever since he started horning in on New York City, the Penguin and Harley Quinn have been stuck in a cold war...and it’s about to heat up! Making a long-term investment in a Gotham City that’s crawling with Bats isn’t the Penguin’s style, so now he’s hell-bent on making Coney Island his new nest!
Book Review: It's really sad when I have come to a comic book series that you once loved only to be on the fence with the newer issues. I thought the whole man-bat was a ridiculous storyline and this one - I am not even sure what to think of this one.

In this issue, Harley has pretty much removed herself from her friends and has decided on becoming a one-army vigilante. She places an add on the television for her services which include several villians that she would be willing to take care of.

I doubt that Joker would really appreciate this commercial. I'm sure somewhere he has seen it and is stewing in anger over his portrayal. Will he do something about it? I doubt it. He may be too busy at the moment causing trouble for Batman to do anything or whatever he is is doing.

Although she has greatly distance themselves from them, Harley's gang seems to be concerned about her. I can see why though. She is out there doing things that could otherwise be something she may not be able to get herself out of.

Penguin has returned. And with him are his two beefy penguin guards.

Of course, a mob has converged and tries to stop him but there are consequences when you try stopping the Penguin from doing what he wants.

And that is in the form of his two beefy penguin bodyguards, who tear apart members of the mob and eat them.

But why is the Penguin back? He has gathered so many villains into one room and that purpose seems to be about Harley but why? Is he still reeling from the ass-kicking she gave him several issues back? Maybe. Or perhaps there is something more diabolical that he has planned and the only way to set that into motion will be to get rid of Harley before she gets wind of it.

So the best way to deal with Harley? Gather together the most vile villains together and make a plan.

Again this issue has me on the fence. I am not feeling the style or even the storyline at the moment. I feel that since Amanda and Jimmy have left, there seems to be something missing from it. Maybe I am just used to their style of writing and maybe because these are just two issues, I haven't given it a chance to grow on me yet.

I haven't called it quits yet. I don't see myself doing so at the moment. I am hoping the storylines don't continue to get ridiculous and that there are reasons behind them. Unfortunately I didn't see any of that with the man-bat storyline.

Here is to hoping for something good to come from this one.