Harely Quinn Vol.1: Hot In The City by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Stephanie Roux, Alex Sinclair, Paul Mounts
Publication Date: October 2014
My Rating: ✹✹✹✹✹
“Fresh from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and SUICIDE SQUAD, Harley Quinn returns to her first solo series in the New 52! The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti (ALL STAR WESTERN) and Amanda Conner (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE) unleashed Harley on an unsuspecting DC Universe, as she encounters various heroes and villains … and leaves no one unscathed in her wake! With art by Chad Hardin and a slew of comics’ best artists including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson and Art Baltazar!”
Before this, I had never read a comic book in my life. Not that I hadn’t wanted too, but I just never got round to it. My friend lent me this comic, she is a huge Harley Quinn fan. In fact, she channels Harley. My cute little psycho.
I utterly enjoyed it! The artwork was superb – I especially liked the first issue in which Harley had a “conversation” with the writers’, and they try out artists for her comic book. Each piece of art work from all the different artists was incredible and I loved seeing their different takes on Harley.
My love for Harley Quinn grew after reading this, she is super quirky and messed up. I loved seeing her caring side with the animals and her friendship with Poison Ivy, that is something that always gets me. But it was also awesome to see her kick ass. It was especially nice to see Harley on her own and not in the Jokers shadow. It gave us a chance to really appreciate Harley Quinn as herself.