Just Like Hopes Springing High, Still I’ll Rise [Harley Quinn #46 Comic Review]

User Rating: 8

Harley Quinn #46: “Harley Quinn vs. Apokolips Part Two”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by: John Timms
Cover by: Guillem March
Variant cover by: Frank Cho
Written by: Sam Humphries

WHAT JUST HAPPENED: Harley got hijacked from her vacation by the Female Furies who are run by Granny Goodness. Granny offers Harley a shiny new hammer and a spot on her team. Her first mission? Go find Petite Tina who isn’t actually very petite.

THIS WEEK: Harley and Petite Tina fight and Tina is surprised when Harley stops the fight to save a kid. But it was just a remnant of the “old” Harley and Harley knocks Tina out taking her back to Granny. As time goes on, Harley realizes that things might not be as grand as she thought. War is life on Apokilips and while Harley likes it for a while, it wears on her to the point she just wants to go home.

Thinking her family and friends probably hate her, Harley thinks she can’t go back home. So, she continues on her path with the Furies. Even though the Furies treat her like garbage and Granny never seems pleased, Harley persists. Until one day the lowlies she’s rounded up for Granny start talking to her, pleading for freedom. They ask Harley if she knows what happens to them, which she doesn’t and they enlighten her with the knowledge that they are going to their deaths.

ABOUT THE ART: This arc has been so fun to read. The colors and imagery really bring new life to our beloved blue and red darling. Petite Tina is larger than life and I love the panel when Harley is looking over  Apokolips and missing her mom. It’s very relateable and fun to see with Harley. Surprised by the lowlie’s honesty, Harley decides to strike back but in doing so, she brings on the wrath of Granny, loses her hammer, and gets sent to be re-educated alone with Petite Tina.

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Summary
This has been a refreshing story arc that focuses on who Harley is at her core. She is still trying to figure that out, and it's really great to see her try new things. She's not the hard core, heartless fury she originally thought she was. She has compassion and is learning to accept that part of herself. It's a wonderful issue.
Good
  • Harley's New Hammer
  • Petite Tina
Bad
  • Granny is quite aggravating
  • Still has all the sing song-y names
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This account is an archive of all of the hard work and writings of our previous Staff Writers and Contributors on both Shoot The Breeze Comics when it previously existed as well as On Comics Ground, our current platform.

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