Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Harley Quinn #2 Review

Writers: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palimotti
Artists: Chad Hardin & Stephanie Roux

What will Harley do when faced with saving the lives of unwanted pets? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

Harley and guest star Poison Ivy set out to rescue a bunch of cute puppies and kitties! What could possibly go wrong?

So far Harley Quinn has been a terrific series, being the kind of quirky and vibrant addition that the New 52 has needed since it's launch. It is however still in it's early days, making it slightly hard to decide exactly how to judge the series.

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti did however up their game with this issue, as although the subject matter itself wasn't overly interesting, the fun and energetic nature of the issue made it amazing. Conner and Palmiotti also showed Harley's nature perfectly, showing that despite her playful attitude that she does have emotions and feelings towards certain living creatures. The addition of Poison Ivy was also much appreciated, as despite it not being overall necessary for the story, it was nice to see these two friends team-up again.

The artwork in this issue was shared between regular artist Chad Hardin and Stephanie Roux. Now I could probably separate the two artists work out, but the similarities in style make the transition nearly unnoticeable. Alex Sincalair may have had a hand in this with his colours creating a great tone and consistency for the issue, helping the transition to feel more smooth. Hardin and Roux also did a great job with the layouts of this issue, with it having a very energetic and fun feel throughout, with some panels practically jumping off the page.

Harley Quinn continues to be a fantastic series, with it keeping the fun and energetic style that has made Harley such a well loved character. Highly recommended.

Rating: 9/10