The Joke Was On MeWritten by: Chris Sebela and Brian Buccellato
Art by: Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Wes Abbott and Ben Oliver
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Review by: Dillyn Chadwick
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Dillyn here back at you again with another Injustice review. I’ve been loving this series so far. So you ask yourself, “if you love it some much, why don’t you marry it?” I thought about it but the relationship isn’t as perfect as you think. Let’s find out how chapter #4 looks like and see for yourself…
We start the issues the exact same way we’ve been picking back up with these chapters. Harley is telling her story on a park bench still picking at flower pedals. We continue from last chapter with Harley beating the crap out of the cop that shot Gary. She’s telling dark jokes about herself as she does this but they’re not supposed to be funny. They’re just to show how she’s feeling in this dark world.
She’s still pretty hurt about Gary’s supposed death and I say that because he didn’t actually die. So, a bit dramatic but it just really goes to show how much Harley loves her gang members. She then literally zaps the life out of that cop, so it seems.
As she continues to monologue, we are shown Green Lantern and Sinestro fight in really awesome splash pages and the art here is top notch. Wonder Woman and Green Arrow are in the fight too but it’s really Lanterns and Sinestro’s fight.
Harley gets the civilians someplace else for safety because Regime enforcements are on their way. As, Hal briefly takes Sinestro out and checks up on Diana, she’s stuck with fear as she sees a Hal doppleganger wielding the Yellow Ring power.
We then cut to Harley and her goons taking Gary into a doctor they know. The bullet he took just lodged in his rib cage so he’ll be fine once the doctor patches him up. He finally tells Harley his real name, Curt. She doesn’t like that name for him since it doesn’t rhyme with the rest of the names she’s given her goons. So, she continues to call him Gary.
“Terry,” another of her goons, tells her that there’s something she’s gotta see. They run along rooftops to their location where we see Hawkgirl and Yellow Hal beating down Batman. Harley is about to go down there to save him until her eye catches…. The Joker.
What a great cliffhanger because, as we all know, Superman killed Joker at the start of this Injustice story so there’s clearly some multidimensional work at play. Joker and Harley in another comic together? Great. However, this chapter wasn’t so great. I’m not second guessing this married with this series, but it’s a slight hiccup.
Bits and Pieces:
I was a little let down with this chapter. I was pretty bored with it. It wasn’t bad but not as good as I was expecting. As I turned the pages, I was expecting more. Most of it was fighting with Harley monologuing to herself. The writing for it though is really good and the art from Daniel Sampere continues to deliver. Maybe I just wasn’t into it. But, with an awesome cliffhanger, I’m still very interested in continuing the story and can’t wait for chapter 5.