Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1 offers a contemplative Harley Quinn sharing her troubles to Power Girl (who immediately regrets stopping by). Not only has Harley alienated Poison Ivy after their failed island getaway, but her friends' hotel have been torched by a loan shark forcing Harley to contemplate leaving the relative safety of Coney Island and returning to Gotham.

Packed with humor and action (including Harley making a surprise appearance at the loan shark's offices and leaving scores of bodies on the train to Gotham), this isn't an all-ages book, but for the right audience there is fun to be had.

The issue is packed with cameos. Along with Power Girl, Huntress and Cassandra Cain showing up on the train to support our girl, Harley also gets an unexpected welcome to Gotham. With Harley back in Gotham, where the Joker is waiting, it's likely the madcap action has just begun. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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