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Sep. 20th, 2017 06:39 pm
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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #26
Author: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, John Timms (Illustrator), Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: September 18, 2017 to September 20, 2017
Book Summary: “MEAN STREETS!” Harley’s been doing her best to hold her corner of New York City together, but the mayor’s been doing his best to tip the whole town into corruption! Harley’s gonna have to hammer some sense into this guy once and for all…and in “Harley Loves Joker” part ten, The Joker’s vendetta against the thief who’s been scalping all his prime jobs threatens to get everyone killed!
Book Review: Real Rating: 4.5

This comic book picks up where the last issue has left off.

In her desperate bid to rid the world of Harley Quinn, Madison Berkowitz has hired more than two dozen dirty assassins to do her bidding. Unfortunately for these guys, they don't know Harley and for one thing, she is definitely not going to be forgiving for having her birthday ruined by anyone.

These dirty assassins have come to realize that Harley is not anyone who is will roll over and play dead when she is surrounded and outnumbered. Nope, our gal turns the tables and takes them out in the goriest way only she could be known for. The rest seem to do the rolling over and playing dead.

Although we don't see many of Harley's squad out in front, we do get a taste of the Gotham Sirens and what these gals are capable of when standing out on their own. These girls do live up to their bad girl image when taking down their enemies, especially Ivy herself. Ivy lets loose her most wicked plants and let's them do the most damage bringing down helicopters and killing off the assassins one-by-one.

When the chaos finally clears, Harley is reunited with her Sirens.

This comic wraps up nicely. Unfortunately we know that Madison will not be pleased with the failure of the assassins she sent after Harley so I am sure we will be seeing more of her in the coming future. We are also introduced to some new characters and I am quite certain there will be reason for their brief appearance here in later comics to come.

Harley continues to bloom even under the heaviest stuff thrown her way and it shows that her character is growing in every way it can. I am enjoying these comics immensely and I have to love the storylines and the art that comes with every issue. I am looking forward to the next issue.

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Sep. 18th, 2017 07:49 pm
katara: (Sailormoon .:. 5)
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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #25
Author: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Paul Dini, Alex Sinclair (Illustrator), Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: September 18, 2017
Book Summary: “BIRTHDAY!” It’s an oversize anniversary issue as Harley’s entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman…but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? And in “Harley Loves Joker” part nine, Harley’s spent a fortune building out The Joker Gang’s new hideout, and now they’re gonna have to take drastic measures to pay the bill!
Book Review: The story opens with some development in the Madison storyline. She is in the process of hiring the biggest guns she can find and tossing them in Harley's directon, hoping that they will have the ability to take her out.

The scene changes and we find Harley at a hot tub with senior citizen cyborg, Sy Borgman. She is trying to keep the man busy as the rest of the crew get the surprise party together for him. As the two head back, Harley finds that the party that was planned was actually for her. Here we have a reunion of sorts with the Gotham Sirens. Of course, Harley is always happy to see Ivy. :D

As the party gets into full swing so does Harley. She ends up jumping out the window and into the arms of Power Girl.

But what is a party without bullets and beatdowns from Harley? It would not be a party, now would it? So Harley and her gang are off to war and things don't really seem to be going as well but I suppose we won't really know the results until the next issue.

This was a rather fun issue. I loved seeing Harley allowing herself to be free for once and having no real cares in the world. I also enjoyed the fact that not only did the Gotham Sirens have a reunion so did Ivy and Harley. It was nice to see them together. I cannot wait to see what the next issue has in store for us.

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Apr. 6th, 2017 02:50 pm
katara: (Sailormoon .:. 3)
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Title: Harley Quinn (2013-) #17
Author: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: April 5, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Book Summary: They’re here—the Gang of Harleys has arrived! Because the world demanded more Harley Quinn, Harley has answered the call—will a dozen more Harleys do the trick? Meet Carli Quinn, Harley Queen, HanukQuinn, and many, many, MANY more in a story that will have your sides splitting!
Book Review: In this issue, Harley has gathered together a group of Harleys to fight against the crime in the city. They have their first vigilante but it does not go very well but then nothing Harley does is ever clear cut and comes out right.

This issue had its laughs but nothing like any of the previous issues. We do see some new characters arrive but whether they stick around or not will remain to be seen. I would like to see some of them do so. They have potential but I suppose we will have to wait.

I absolutely love Harley. When she tries to do something right, it seems to blow up in face. Sometimes it is funny and sometimes I wonder if she has thought it all out before heading out the door with the plan. I know she has plenty of people to back her up but she likes to plow through and often using her own self as bait.

Still this was a good one and I eagerly await the next issue.

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Jan. 7th, 2017 07:30 pm
katara: (Sailormoon .:. 7)
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Title: Harley Quinn #1 (Harley Quinn 2016 #1)
Author: Amanda Conner (Writer), Jimmy Palmiotti (Writer), Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 06 to 07, 2017
Book Summary: “Die Laughing” part one!

Welcome back to Harley Quinn’s crazy world on Coney Island…now get ready to wave goodbye, because everyone there just might get eaten alive! Harley’s gotta protect her neighborhood against an all-out zombie apocalypse! Break out the chainsaws, everybody!
Book Review: Meet Harley Quinn.

This issue is a revamp of the last series belonging to Harley. This one, however, is DC Universe Rebirth. If you have not touched the other series of her comics, she does - happily - give you a bit of a history of what has happened up until now.

At this point in the series, Harley and Ivy are soaking it up at a spa. Pretty much enjoying the time they have together. Of course, the part ways but not before they tell each other sweetly how much they love each other. -le happy sigh-

With that all said and done, Harley does a rundown of how she met Mistah J while working at Arkham Asylum and how he later would end up breaking her heart.

After being dumped, she did a lot of soul searching and time to herself, she ended up finding herself in the process and ended up joining a squad. She goes on into introducing her friends, Harley Squad, and even fans of her two closest friends - Ivy and Powergirl.

Then we meet the teenage alien runaway who ends up becoming a cow, getting slaughtered, and ending up in the food chain.

And now Zombies.

This issue was interesting. Harley gave me a bit of an update to let me know exactly what has been going on with her life up until now. The only thing is they keep changing her whole history a bit again. I am used to her being just a psychiatrist, not becoming part of the inmates. So this was a bit of a change I was not expecting. I cannot say if it was good because I don't know if changed, if anything, any history between she and Joker. This is my first series of hers and so far I am enjoying it and plan to stick with it at this time.

This could change as the series grows.

So if you have not read any of Harley's series yet, give this one a chance you just might find you enjoy it.

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Jan. 6th, 2017 07:18 pm
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Title: Harley Quinn #2 (Harley Quinn 2016 #2)
Author: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 06, 2017
Book Summary: “Die Laughing” part two! As the plague of zombies on Coney Island continues to spread, Harley must rescue one of her own from the undead hordes…and try to uncover the cause of this corpse-y catastrophe!
Book Review: The zombie apocalypse is in full swing.

And the cause of this zombie apocalypse? A runaway adolscent alien who was unfortunately introduced into the food chain via hot dogs on Coney Island.

Now Harley and her gang of misfits are trying to fight to keep themselves alive and also find a way out of there.

But when they find themselves cornered, someone comes to their rescue - Ivy!

It was great seeing Ivy pop up in this issue and that it was she who saved the ragtag band of misfits belonging to Harley.

This issue was fun and drama-filled. Harley seemed to be enjoying herself a bit there as she took down zombie after zombie. I mean who stops for a moment and eats a soft pretzel - only Harley could.

Seriously I am liking this series and I am not a fan of Harley!

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Jan. 6th, 2017 06:30 pm
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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #3 (Harley Quinn 2016 #3)
Author: Amanda Conner (Writer), Jimmy Palmiotti (Writer), Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 06, 2017
Book Summary: “DIE LAUGHING” part 3!

In this concluding chapter, Coney Island threatens to collapse completely under a tidal wave of zombies! Harley’s got a lead on a cure-but what’s it going to take to administer it to a thousand flesh-hungry fiends? Here’s hoping Poison Ivy has an idea…
Book Review: Harley and Ivy.

These two are becoming one of my favorite DC couples. I absolutely love and adore them to pieces. <3

This issue opens with Red Tool in the hospital after having his arm severed from his body. How it happened? I don't have a clue but I'm guessing from a previous issue that Harley had something to do with it. Intentionally done? I am not quite sure as I am going backwards with the issues.

We do find Harley and Ivy holed up some place. Unfortunately for Harley, the only food in the whole building is pet food and Harley is not having it. She likes to pig out on food and having none is not going quite well with her. So she and the others head off in search of food and a way out.

Again I loved Harley and Ivy in this one. They made this issue. I loved the humor and banter between the two of them. You can feel that there is something very special between those two and I hope to see even more of the pair together. I would really like to see Harley completely rid herself of Joker's influence.

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Jan. 5th, 2017 04:43 pm
katara: (Utena .:. 1)
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Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #8 (Harley Quinn 2016 #8)
Author: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Alex Sinclair (Illustrator), Chad Hardin (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 05, 2017
Book Summary: “LIFE’S A BEACH”! Harley owes Ivy a trip to the Bahamas…and delivers way more than either of them expected!
Book Review: Wow.

I really loved this issue. In fact, I think this one may just be my favorite.

Harley has decided to take Ivy on a vacation. What she did not count on was the vacation was in a nudist camp. Of course, Harley and Ivy find themselves with comical expressions when they meet the owner of the camp.

I absolutely loved Ivy and Harley together. This was the first one (and proably the only) where Harley was relaxed and able to enjoy herself a bit more. And I have to admit I even was sad at the end when Harley and Ivy parted from each other. Those two seem to really love each other more than anything but circumstances (and a feeling that Mistah J) keep them pretty much apart.

Still this one really rises above the rest and proves that Harley once again is in control of her own life - for the moment.

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