Review: Harley Loves Joker #2

by Shean Mohammed
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[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Paul Dini

Artist: Bret Blevins



And in the second and final issue in this two-issue miniseries, the Harley/Joker crime spree reaches an explosive crescendo—literally! Everything blows up—including, perhaps, their relationship…?



In the first few pages, Harley Quinn has a dream where her former life as a doctor is diagnosing Harley Quinn along with her mother. Although not real, it feels like the type of psychoanalysis readers would like to see and Dini delivers it here. The Joker’s affinity towards Grison has gotten Harley in an uneasy position, as she is no longer his favorite, and Grison gets her sweet revenge on Harley by proving she is the better rogue.

In a hilarious scene, after Harley gets on the outs with the Joker, she makes an anonymous call to Bruce Wayne, as she knows he is the Batman, about what the Joker and Grison have planned. There is a funny conversation between her and Alfred. Lastly, the twist at the end is what made Dini such a masterful writer on the animated shows and what makes this ending superior to other books.




There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.



Definite buy, as this issue ends like most two-episode arcs, short but sweet.



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