Thursday, July 31, 2014

Harley Quinn #8 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 30, 2014


Harley Quinn is a hard book to recommend.  It's not because I don't like it because I really do.  I think it is downright hilarious, but that's the problem.  It's potty humor that gleefully breaks the fourth wall and loves referencing Pop Culture.  In other words, the perfect mix for my tastes.  If you are one of those highfalutin types who think "This American Life" crosses the line of decency, run from this book (and review) right now.  This book is not for you.  If you have my tastes, you are awesome and should read on.

So, what does Harley get into this Month?  Sword fighting while haggling at a pawn shop.  Roller Derby mayhem with teeth flying and concussions galore.  Big Tony's awesome rooftop catapult that really brings new (or old) meaning to "shooting the shit".  An awesome cameo filled scene that puts an exclamation point on last weeks great Comic Con issue.  Seriously, more fun things happen in two pages of this issue than whole arcs in other books.  The issue ends with me rethinking my love of ketchup, waiting with anticipation for Skate Club and wondering how next month can top the insanity.  If the cliffhanger is any indication, it may not be too hard.

Conner and Palmiotti have really made this book a blast.  Nowadays, it seems comic writers want to show they are artists (say that like a pretentious jerk..."r-tists") instead of entertaining the reader.  Conner and Palmiotti ain't got time for that.  Entertainment seems to be the order of the day and they come through in spades.  I read through this issue laughing out loud which I don't do often.

Chad Hardin's art is really good as well.  It has a cartoony look that really adds to the fun vibe and keeps the energy high.  However, it's detailed and gory enough to also be mature...if a poop catapult can be considered mature.  I'd like to give a special shout out to the awesome Amanda Conner cover.  It's so great.

Bits and Pieces: 

I really enjoyed Harley Quinn #8 for the fun filled blast it was.  If you like poop jokes, over-the-top violence and ridiculous situations than this book is for you.  If you don't, take your walker with the tennis balls on the legs and go home to your ribbon candy and allsorts. Conner and Palmiotti are hilarious and Chad Hardin's art is a great fit to the madness.  Highly Recommended.


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