Each week I receive an e-mail from my editor, containing my share of this week’s pull to review. Due to
poor work ethic lack of time, I usually don’t finish everything I’m supposed to do, so I prioritize. How do I pick what gets done first? I pick what I like. What’s at the top of the list? Obviously, Harley Quinn #18, since this is the first to get done this week. There’s a number of stories happening at the same time and I’m excited to see how all of them go, especially our back feature.
“Deadly Sin” part two! How can Harley protect somebody who’s vanished into witness protection? Unfortunately, Harley Sinn has a lead that she doesn’t! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part two, Harley tries to make it up to her puddin’ after her colossal blunder—but The Joker’s wrath is not easily soothed!
Ok DC, I’m not sure we’re talking about the same issue. Is “Deadly Sin” the next arc? Because I’m still in the cannibals that eat homeless people arc and Harley Sinn isn’t even mentioned in Harley Quinn #18. “Harley Loves Joker,” on the other hand, is spot on so I’m not exactly sure. Anyway, here’s what I thought about “Red Meat” part two.
Instead of telling you that I enjoy Conner and Palmiotti’s writing for the 3rd week in a row (which I do, by the way), I have a complaint. In the last couple of issues, the voice of the iconic Arleen Sorkin has been replaced by a ridiculously heavy Staten Island accent in my head. I’m starting to think it’s the way Harley Quinn is written because the back feature that has Paul Dini co-writing it isn’t an issue. I am not happy. I know that I control the voices in my head but my editor insists I comment on the writing so I’m blaming them. I really hope it’s just because I rewatched Suicide Squad recently.
I love that Harley Quinn utilizes different artists to illustrate different stories that are happening independently of the main story following along with Quinn herself but will obviously intersect in future issues. Not only does it keep things fresh but you know exactly which year, or state, or story you’re in just by looking at the artwork.
Same as last week, I love absolutely everything about “Harley Loves Joker.” It’s like reading a new episode of The Animated Series.