Harley Quinn 1 – 14

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #1
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Chad Hardin

I knew that Harley Quinn seemed to be way more popular since I stopped reading comics just by looking at dccomics.com once in a while the last few years. At first I hated that they sexified her costume and everything but after reading this comic I can see why she has become so big. This is hilarious stuff! Connor and Palmiotti write Harley as if you can hear her accent and funny quips in your ears. The way the zombie outbreak gets started is so morbid but funny. And all of these side characters are intriguing – the gang of Harleys, Red Tool, etc…

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #2
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Bret Blevins and  Chad Hardin

I did not enjoy this issue as much as the last but this is still a fun book. In this issue, it is mostly just Harley fighting the zombies in various ways and some of the jokes felt flat to me. But I loved the part in the bathroom.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #3
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Bret Blevins and Chad Hardin

In this issue, the parents of the alien who was turned into hotdogs and started the zombie crisis arrive on earth and all the pieces of the alien are ripped out of their stomachs, it is both disgusting and amusing in a way that only works in a book like this. That’s all I really have to say about it.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #4
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Joseph Michael Lisner

In this amazing issue, Harley heads to India to take on a scamming call center with Bolly Quinn. (Who really isn’t all that interesting for someone who is a member of the Gang of Harleys is she?) and fights a giant robot with a little boy controlling it and then slits some guy’s throat in Russia. That is how random and fun this book is.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #5
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by John Timms

In this issue, Harley’s favorite mailman is killed by an evil punk band so she decides to start her own band. This book gets pretty violent at times. In fact, more violent than any of the other Rebirth books I have read but it works for this book I guess. I loved the part where Harley drops her towel and Red Toom says “He likes Brazil.” He is a funny character although I don’t know that we need a parody of Deadpool since his character is essentially a parody of Deathstroke right?

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #6
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by John Timms and Jill Thompson

So the necklace that the band stole from Harley was given to her by the Joker at Arkham in what was actually a very cute flashback. I guess Eggy Fu’s origin is a mystery as Tony asks him what he is and he refuses to really say…I wonder if it has ever been revealed before? This was a pretty good issue. The art was lacking in some parts though.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #7
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by John Timms

In this issue, Harley defeats th evil punk band but not before going to a superhero themed S&M club with a fake version of Arkham Asylum in its basement that is run by the Penguin himself. You can’t make this stuff up! Or well I guess you can if you are Connor and Palmiotti. Great stuff.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #8
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Chad Hardin, Andrew Robinson, and Bret Blevins

Harley and Ivy head to the Bahamas for a vacation at a nudist colony in this issue in which Ivy breaks the news she doesn’t plan to move in with Harley after all and Harley tells Ivy the Joker has been sending her things in the mail. It ultimately ended sadly as Harley feels very rejected by Poison Ivy even though she pretends not to be. I imagine this might lead to her turning back to Mr. J. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #9
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Brandon Peterson and Michael Kaluta

In this dream-heavy issue Harley goes to the roller durby and is nearly killed but saved by a mysterious assassin who I immediately susecpted to be the Joker and it looks like I am right. Otherwise, it wasn’t my favorite issue so far. I am not big on having too many dream sequences.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #10
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Moritat, Joseph Michael Lisner, and Brett Blevins

This issue actually doesn’t follow up on the previous issue at all and I suppose for timing it tells a christmas story instead where Harley goes deep into the mind of Santa Clause. At least that is what you think it throughout the whole issue and then it turns out she was just knocked out and imaging it. Ugh! I hate when any story in any medium does the “it was just a dream thing.” This is the first issue of this series I did not like.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #11
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by John Timms

So they finally continue with the Joker storyline and clearly the Joker wants Harley back or something and they agree to meet in public, but most of the issue has Harley and Red Tool fighting a tentacle monster. I am sick of them stalling on this subplot and frankly I do not like the idea of the Joker just hanging out on Coney Island in broad daylight. He is suppose to be a scary character right?

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #12
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by John Timms and Chad Hardins

So Red Tool knocks out the Joker and Harley takes him back to her place to basically torture. She even ties him to a chair and leaves him out to get hit by cars. I don’t know though I still can’t stand the way they have the Joker acting and being out in broad daylight.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #13
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by John Timms and Brett Blevins

Ok so now we know why the Joker was acting so weird…it wasn’t bad writing…it was just a Harley fan pretending to the Joker. I liked how they had Harley actually just kill the guy. I think it’s important to remind the readers that she is a villain still even if she tries to do good. She is a crazy person after all. Good issue.

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Harley Quinn (Volume 3) #14
Written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Khari Evans and John Timms

In this issue, the new Terra shows up aka Atlee which was cool because I was not expecting it. Is this her first appearance post-Flashpoint? It is unclear but I remember her being an interesting character during the Power Girl comic. This issue had some good moments.

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