Title: Old Lady Harley (2018-) #5
Words: Frank Tieri
Art: Inaki Miranda
Colors: Eva de la Cruz
Published: February 27, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Harley’s worst nightmare has come true: The Joker is reborn! But is there one more card to turn over? Is the killer behind that smile the man she loved, hated, loved and lost…or something even more deadly and devastating? Harley’s future world will be torn apart in this issue—don’t miss it!
They say all’s well that end’s well. Despite the Laughing Boys, the sleeper cells, and a Transformer Batman, Old Lady Harley manages to find the answers she’s looking for.
Frank Tieri offers readers a thoroughly Harley-sized ending, complete with sleeper cells and a surprise reveal. In terms of story, Tieri has produced a terrific mini-series. Old Lady Harley (2018-) #5 gives readers the answers they’ve been looking for, though probably didn’t expect. As always, there were plenty of laughs, but Tieri closes out the series on a slightly more series note.
Inaki Miranda captures all the chaos this issue along with the emotions in this final issue. A big shout out to Miranda’s the final panel. In all the ways I’ve seen the Joker portrayed, this had to be my favorite. Take a second look at the art this issue, there’s bound to be more than one detail you missed on the first read.
The Bottom Line
A solid ending to an excellent mini-series, Old Lady Harley (2018-) #5 impresses until its final panel; Frank Tieri leaves readers hoping that this is not the last time we’ll see Old Lady Harley.