Monday, May 18, 2020

Harley Quinn #72

I believe in Booster Gold. Harley Quinn enlists the help of the greatest hero you've never heard of to look into why her best friend Alicia was murdered. While the pairing might seem a bit odd, it does invoke memories of of the character's madcap antics in the Justice League International before DC's various attempts to turn the character more serious, lose him in time, or wipe him out of existence completely.

The investigation takes them from the wrestling ring to a cult, uncovering a cache of Apokolips technology and a building project by the suspicious Jonathan Wittleson. Harley's gut tells her Baby Face is behind the murder. While nobody but Harley could make sense out of the clues they find (making her conclusions dubious at best), the journey itself is worth it. Goldie Quinn indeed.

Although Booster exits stage left at the end of the issue, the comic more than hints at the possibility of a romantic relationship between a pair of screw-ups who are more heroic than most are willing to admit. Could this be just the beginning of Goldie Quinn?

[DC, $3.99]

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