Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #50
Writer: Sam Humphries
Pencils: Mirka Andolfo, Brett Booth, Jon Davis-Hunt, Agnes Garbowska, Tom Grummett. Kelley Jones, Dan Jurgens, Scott Kolins, Guillem March, John McCrea, Whilce Portacio, Babs Tarr, John Timms
Inks: Mirka Andolfo, Jon Davis-Hunt, Agnes Garbowska, Kelley Jones, Scott Kolins, Guillem March, John McCrea, Whilce Portacio, Norm Rapmund, Cam Smith. Babs Tarr, John Timms
Colored by: Andrew Dalhouse, Gabe Eltaeb, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., John Kalisz, Michelle Madsen, Guillem March, Alex Sinclair, Babs Tarr
Cover: Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “In a special anniversary story, “Harley Saves the Universe!”—no kidding! While reading a mysterious Harley Quinn comic book, H.Q. accidentally breaks all of reality. And you know the saying: if you break it, you bought it! Now it’s up to Harley to travel through both time and space to fix all the continuity errors she created. Luckily, she’ll have a little help, ’cuz riding shotgun is none other than special guest star Jonni DC, Continuity Cop! Good thing, too, because if Harley fails, it means her own mom will be lost forever. Gulp! That doesn’t sound very funny!”
You know how they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery? Well, that might be true, but for Harley Quinn, it’s also deadly disastrous. While reading a mysterious comic about herself, Harley Quinn accidentally breaks the entire DC universe space-time-continuity! And if that didn’t sound bad enough, the damage will be permeant unless Harley Quinn can fix and fast. Harley must put the universe back in order if she’s going to save her mom. Luckily, she has a little help from Jonni DC Continuity Cop, but is Harley Quinn too late?
In this supersized adventure Sam Humphries pulls out all the bells and whistles and then some. Harley Quinn (2016-) #50 is packed with endless insanity, from the swashbuckling superhero pirates to the jurassic Dino-hero showdown to the cheesy game show, this issue does not quite. Humphries lays it all on the line for Harley Quinn as she scrambles to find her comic and save her mother, along with the rest of the DC universe. All the while, Humphries sends Harley on an epic, dizzying journey through the crumbling DC universe. And if that wasn’t enough, we see the continuity police headquarters and some pretty kick-ass moves from Jonni. I couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate the high octane insanity that is Harley Quinn.
What do they say, it takes a village? Indeed! Harley Quinn (2016-) #50 is packed with various characters, settings, and scenes from across the vast DC Universe, and to get everything packed into a single issue it took a village of artists to create such a story. Every panel was exciting and fun, full of crazy scenes, the game show panels were my personal favorites. The artwork kept the issue faced passed, as you breeze through one scene after another after another after another.
The Bottom Line:
Buckle-up, Harley Quinn (2016-) #50 is a whirlwind ride that takes Harley Quinn on her looniest adventure yet! Sam Humphries and the entire art team create on of the most entertaining issue of this series, paying tribute to the lunacy of Harley Quinn and her many colorful shenanigans.