Title: Harley Quinn (2016-) #58
Words: Sam Humphries
Art: John Timms
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Published: February 6, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Implicated in a crime she didn’t commit, Harley Quinn must prove her innocence by teaming up with the Caped Crusader himself—Batman! But can the Clown Princess of Crime and the Dark Knight coexist long enough to solve a murder? Or will the two frenemies end up being the death of each other?
Harley Quinn is in some pretty hot water, but she’s not about to take the fall for a crime she didn’t commit. Handcuffed to Batman, and determined to prove her innocence, Harley’s off to do a bit of sleuthing for herself. But will she and Batman survive together long enough to solve the case?
Once again Sam Humphries writes a superior Harley Quinn issue! Harley Quinn (2016-) #58 is part hijinks, part detective work, and all Harley antics. The mystery element in this issue really brings together Harley and Batman’s best features as Humphries puts the pair to task mystery solving. Where Harley is all high-energy laughs, Batman is serious sleuthing, and the combination is magnificent.
Humphries certainly has the magic touch for writing Harley Quinn, drawing out all of her best features over the course of the series. With this issue wrapped up, Harley can officially add detective to her lengthy and unorthodox resume. While Humphries continues to grow Harley’s character, her story develops in equally interesting ways. It would seem that Humphries is determined to prove Harley Quinn a hero, and I’m not about to disagree.
John Timms’ artwork in Harley Quinn (2016-) #58 continues to impress. His depiction of Harley and Batman bring together the light and dark elements of both characters.
The Bottom Line
Harley Quinn (2016-) #58 is a must-read issue! Sam Humphries has a knack for writing Harley Quinn in ways that would probably surprise the anti-hero herself.