Harley Quinn #48: Clown for Hire Part 1
Art by: Sami Basri
Cover by: Guillem March
Variant cover by: Frank Cho
Written by: Sam Humphries
WHAT JUST HAPPENED: Harley can’t catch a break! After her vacation was interrupted by Granny Goodness, Harley accepted a job offer on Apokolips. She quickly realized that was a bad idea an
d, after fighting her way out of imprisonment, Harley is finally back from Apokolips and she’s brought her new friend, Tina, with her.
THIS WEEK: Arriving just in time, Harley comes home to find a wrecking ball ready to demolish all her hopes and dreams and, more importantly, her home! She quickly stops the demolition and informs the new would be owner that she’s got two days to pay her rent. Unfortunately, she has no money.
At first, Harley considers just crashing on her mom’s couch, but she is quickly reminded that people depend on her and that she needs to step up to the plate. So, Harley commits to doing better and to find a job that will pay the bills.
After several failed attempts at employment, Harley comes home defeated and with only $7 for her day’s effort. She tells her beloved Taxidermied Beaver, Bernie all about it when she sees an ad for a bounty to anyone who can bring Lord Death Man in dead or alive. Harley realizes this is her calling in life and sets out to find him, new ninja gear and all.
Meanwhile, Tina goes out and no one knows quite what to think of her. It’s one of those tragic scenes where people assume she’s a monster, when really she’s not. It’s a bit too close to home on so many aspects and really made me stop and think.
Harley’s journey to find Lord Death Man is the easy part, capturing him dead or alive proves to be a little more difficult. Will Harley make it out alive and with the bounty?
ABOUT THE ART: First of all, I feel like I just need to say how much I enjoy Sami Basri’s art. It’s amazing. I love the way her draws Harley and makes her so real. And, I love that Bernie the Beaver is back and looking more tattered than ever.