[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Javier Rodriguez
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
“Is she for real?” – Thug who knocks out Harley
Saladin Ahmed works this Harley tale from an old school angle. Three goons bragging in a bar about how they took out Harley Quinn. Each agree on the beginning, but each has a different way the crime went down. And each saw Harley in a different way.
The first incarnation is our old 1990’s Harley complete with the full Harlequin costume when she first came on the scene.
The second version of the story provides a version akin to Margot Robbie’s cinematic interpretation complete with fishnet stockings!
The third version is a Harley we have never seen before. Is the gas leaking as Javier Rodriguez’s has nailed all tributes, but this third is a Harley LSD trip like no other.
It turns out that the final version of Harley is neither these goons’ “Ghost of Christmas Past, Present or Future!”. This one has come back for vengeance and is a bit like her predecessors.
Three versions for the reader who likes the lighter side of Harley, the sexy side of Harley, and the strange side of Harley. Saladin Ahmed pays a crime noir homage to Harley and it’s pretty solid as it gives the reader several lenses to view Dr. Quinn.
Chapter Three is part Frank Miller’s Sin City and Part Charles Dickens mixed with a dash of 1940’s crime noir. Add Harley…shake, stir, and pour for a pretty good read!