Harley Quinn #1 is wild, action-packed and completely crazy. Just like the girl herself.
One of the best parts of the issue is seeing her relax with her best friend, Poison Ivy. Just seeing them take the time to develop a friendship is genuinely wonderful. It’s funny, heartwarming and genuinely interesting to see a smaller character moment in a world of crazy outlandish adventures. Although, those weird and wild moments definitely come later on in the issue. But it’s just a breath of fresh air to see two characters slow things down for once instead of running about, guns blazing. Although again, that does come later on.
Harley Quinn #1 is genuinely and consistently funny throughout the course of it’s first issue. Especially when she gives a quick summary of everything that’s happened until now for new readers, introducing all of her favourite friends. But the real meat and bones of the story comes when an alien crash lands in a field, pretends to be a cow – and ends up being made into sausage meat. Cue the populace around Harley becoming Zombies. Obviously. And so begins Harley Quinn vs Zombies. It’s completely insane, but somehow works brilliantly.
It’s something that only a Quinn comic could get away with. And DC clearly know that they’re on to a winner, with Harley herself starring in multiple comics at the moment, and headlining the new Suicide Squad movie of course. The writers and artists work perfectly together as Harley and Red Tool are completely oblivious of the zombie apocalypse swirling around them – and it makes for a brilliant comic panel. If you’re a fan of the character, make sure you don’t miss out on this one!
Harley Quinn #1 is a weird and wonderful comic, it doesn’t take itself too seriously – and like most new issues from DC, is a great starting point for new readers.
It's a crazy and weird issue - but Harley Quinn brilliantly gets away with it in this wildly entertaining comic.
- Harley and Poison Ivy
- Harley v Zombies
- Crazy and weird story.