Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Harley Quinn #69

Harley Quinn #69 offers a bizarre single-issue story centered around 70s McDonald's nostalgia featuring loose knock-offs of characters like Grimace, Mayor McCheese, and the Hamburglar. The comic starts with the release from prison of the Hambezzler who has completed his 30 year prison sentence after being framed for a crime he didn't commit (which doesn't prevent his old pals getting together to get some payback). Luckily, he's made a new friend in Harley Quinn who coincidentally needs her taxes done.

The issue reads like a fevered dream and I'm a bit surprised Harley doesn't wake to reveal the whole thing was nothing more than idle fancy. Instead, Harley takes out the other old coots fairly easily, bands together with them and her new tax man, and gets some justice for the entire group by looking for the real crooks of the operation (including one that looks an awful lot like Mayor McCheese). If the characters didn't turn out to all be criminals, one might expect an issue to come with every Happy Meal. For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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