Reveiw: HARLEY QUINN #63
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Otto Schmidt
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Reviewed by: Philip Clark
Harley Quinn #63 continues with the dealing of Harley’s mother dying from cancer. Quinn has been dealing with this in the background of the last eight issues.
This issue it is front and centre, so much so that the trial Harley undergoes falls into the background. The trials are continuing, and it seems that the next one is set to be Harley’s biggest challenge yet!
This is definitely the best issue of Harley Quinn I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
From the very start you feel for Harley and what she’s going through with her mum. The way their relationship is written is absolutely brilliant. Harley’s mum is trying to remain strong for Harley, and vice versa.
There is a particular panel, that has no words or speech, but is still the most powerful panel in the issue. I would honestly recommend picking up this comic just for that panel.
Then there’s the twist! Oh man, what a twist. I’m not going to spoil anything for you guys. But please, please, pleaaaase go out and pick this issue up.
Humphries and Schmidt do an absolute beautiful job with this issue.
I have none. Absolutely no negatives to bring up here. Even the lack of Tina wasn’t noticed by me, and I love me some Tina!
I cannot stress enough that you really need to get out and pick this issue up. It doesn’t matter if you’ve not read any of the build ups.
Being taken on this ride with Harley is such a wild ride. I love that Humphries uses the trials of Harley Quinn as a narrative beat for what Harley is dealing with. Otto Schmidt also does some fantastic work. I mean look at the detail that has been put into Harley’s mum!
An incredible issue by the creative team, that gets me excited for the next one.
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