Tuesday, August 8, 2017

{Comic Book Review} Harley's Little Black Book by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

Harley's Little Black Book
by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Publisher: DC Comics
Release: August 8th 2017
Genre: Fiction- Teen: Superhero, Comic, graphic novel
How I got it: Received a copy from NetGalley

It's the sensational debut of a massive team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! Harley is pairing up with the greatest heroes of all time, featuring adventures with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and more! But can she keep up with superheroes of this caliber?
Celebrated Harley co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti take on this monumental series, spinning off of the best-selling HARLEY QUINN series. Collects HARLEY'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1-6.

Review: I really enjoyed this. The slapstick humor that Connor and Palmiotti often forced into Harley's other plots actually worked for this. Each story is a stand alone and could be read without the others. I liked the independence of this you can pick up anywhere and not have to wonder what you've missed. Although I'm sure there will be references to it in the main series. My faves were the Bombshells and Green Lantern. While usually I'm not a fan of time travel, I found the whole thing to be amusing. Again not a huge Green Lantern fan but I thought this story was a hoot.
I found the artwork to be a little cartoony, but it worked with humor and stories. I think these off the wall team-ups work much better for the new Harley Quinn and would love to see some more from this spin off.
This could be a good way for Harley Quinn readers to get introduced to other superheroes in the DC Universe. Heck, I picked up DC Bombshells after reading this, to see what it was really like.
In conclusion I think Connor and Palmiotti should scrap the other Harley Quinn series and just focus on offering up these humorous and well done one shots.

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