Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Hot in the City (The New 52)

Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Hot in the City (The New 52)

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by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
     
 

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Fresh from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and SUICIDE SQUAD, Harley Quinn returns to her first solo series in the New 52! The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti (ALL STAR WESTERN) and Amanda Conner (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE) unleashed Harley on an unsuspecting DC Universe, as she encounters various heroes and villains ... and leaves no one unscathed in her

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Fresh from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and SUICIDE SQUAD, Harley Quinn returns to her first solo series in the New 52! The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti (ALL STAR WESTERN) and Amanda Conner (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE) unleashed Harley on an unsuspecting DC Universe, as she encounters various heroes and villains ... and leaves no one unscathed in her wake! With art by Chad Hardin and a slew of comics' best artists including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson and Art Baltazar!

Collects HARLEY QUINN #0-8.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/15/2014
Collecting the first eight issues of the new "Harley Quinn" comic by co-writers Palmiotti and Conner (Painkiller Jane), this volume also includes a fourth-wall breaking zero issue drawn by mega talents like Bruce Timm, Darwyn Cooke, Jim Lee, and Becky Cloonan. Relocated to Coney Island, Harley Quinn, formerly the Joker's girlfriend, is trying to rebuild her life—landing a job as a therapist, securing a spot on the roller derby team, and taking on the role of landlord for the building she inherited. Local tenants and Poison Ivy are her supporting cast as she tries to fend off a series of bounty hunters while making her fresh start. The book is clearly intended to be zany but occasionally feels oddly heartless; when it should be creating a compelling character arc, instead it doubles down on wacky violence, confusing the fun exterior with a ruthless interior. But Hardin's Harley is lovingly rendered and explosively expressive, a fantastic combination. His pages are slick and pretty and full of high-octane energy, but the fairly realistic style makes the cartoonish violence—heads getting torn off, people bisected by fences, and rhinos stabbing people through the heart—sometimes too real for the cavalier attitude. The result is somewhere between the Looney Tunes and black humor. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"The strongest aspect of this issue is Conner's character work. Like the script, her characters are expressive in all the right ways, understated, and inherently emotional."—MTV Geek

"The secret to this book's surprisingly sweet appeal is Amanda Conner."—Newsarama

"[Conner's] work is so irresistibly beautiful and evocative."—Craveonline

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401248925
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
127,498
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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