Monday, November 27, 2023

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Redder #5

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Redder #5 offers three more tales featuring Harley Quinn kicking off with the bizarre "The Harley Spirit" heavy on metaphor casting Harley into something resembling an avenging spirt brought forth by witches to avenge women harmed by men in the Middle Ages of some alternate timeline.

The other two tales fit into more standard Harley Quinn craziness. In my favorite of the three tales, "Flight" gives us a prison break gone crazy when Harley can't quite decide if she wants to help the other prisoners on the plane escape or not (or remember what she agreed to just prior to to liftoff). Lots of fun here, and I love the art of Bilquis Evely. And Harley turns to social media when she discovers a cosplayer is getting more attention for pretending to be her than Harley is herself in"#doubletrouble." Let's just say things don't end well for the social media influencer, and it's the one story that feels it could have been adapted into a full comic-length tale.

[DC, $4.99]

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