HARLEY QUINN #14
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Khari Evans, John Timms, and Alex Sinclair
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Holee insect-e-olee! Just when you think you’ve got the theme pinned down for a Harley Quinn comic, boom! You’re wrong! It may be difficult for some to give a proper set up to a story arch, but definitely not the dynamo team Quinn! We’ve got a few things a-brewin for the Harley gang and this is quite possibly the most action packed issue we’ve seen in the HQ rebirth so far.
Now that we’ve got that “Joker” situation all wrapped up nice and pretty like (and how crazy was that?) we’re free to move on to bigger and err…more bizarre things. Remember that cave where Harley and Red Tool came across some boarded up doors that they probably shouldn’t have tampered with?
Well, as you may have probably suspected, those unfortunate choices have come back to bite our girl in the butt and it’s a way bigger problem than we ever might have imagined. Not that we can ever truly predict what will happen when the QuinnPin of crime is involved though, can we? That’s why we love her so very much.
We’ve got alien invasions! Superheroes! Enemies from the past! New enemies! You name it! This issue ziggs when you think it’s gonna zagg! Zaggs when you think it’s gonna…well, you get it. There is a rare opportunity for an incredibly unique array of artwork in this book that has something for everyone.
As always, the linear work is an exquisite example of artistry thanks to Khari Evans and John Timms. Their ability to so vividly portray Harley’s many facial expressions, is a large percentage of what makes this book so damn good. The colors are a burst of energy, splashing us with the excitement and vibrancy that allows this story to become so ultra-real. The amount of fun this art team must have creating these stories has to be out of this world, and in this issue particularly it is ever so apparent.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor just keep rolling out the hits and we keep screaming for more. It’s been said time and time again, but in the spirit of giving credit where credit is due- We’ve got another winner on our hands thanks to this ingenious duo.
The Verdict: 9.0/10