Review: Harley Quinn – Holiday Special #1

(DC Comics, 2015)

Art by: John TimmsDarwyn Cooke
Cover by: Amanda Conner
Variant cover by: Amanda Conner
Written by: Jimmy PalmiottiAmanda Conner

It’s Christmas time! And, it’s time for all of the holiday themed TV shows, movies, and comic books. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti have put together a wonderful issue of Harley Quinn as she explores the wonders of Christmas in three short stories. Remember the old Looney Tune cartoons that were broken into two or three eight minute episodes? This is the format that Harley’s Holiday Special is formatted. It is an absolutely, wonderful read and one that is filled with the right amount of jeer, cheer, and destruction.

Conner brings a very interesting twist to Harley Quinn that allows her to maintain her psychotic, pyrotechnic lifestyle, yet somehow come across as a comic book character that you almost want your child to read. The artwork by John Timms and Darwyn Cooke in this Holiday Special features both colorful and exciting. The toon-ish feel holds to the rest of the Harley Quinn New 52 stories that makes this issue a true joy to read.
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REVIEW: ‘Harley Quinn’ #3

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artwork by Chad Hardin
Color Artwork by Alex Sinclair
Lettering by John J. Hill

Happy Valentines Day from Harley Quinn! This new issues is filled with utter brilliance and delivers a boisterous laughable side to the dumbest holiday of the year. Even those of us with significant others will surely laugh at Harley Quinn as she fumbles her way through a V-Day without her Mr. J. Continue reading

‘The Weekly Bat-Signals’: Episode #24

Greetings once again fellow Gothamites and welcome to the meeting of Bat-Fans we like to call The Weekly Bat Signal, where we the faithful gather to get all the Gotham gossip and converse about our very own caped and cowled crime fighter, The Batman. From Hollywood to the local comic book shops, we uncover all the latest details on The Dark Knight and discuss them in depth here Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Superior Foes of Spider-Man’ #7

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Nick Spencer
Artwork by Rich Ellis
Color Artwork by Lee Loughridge

If you thought that a series as imaginative and original as Superior Foes, based on the misadventures of some of the Marvel Universe’s wackiest D-list miscreants must have some pretty interesting and down-right guffaw inducing origin stories, you would be absolutely correct. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Harley Quinn” #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artwork by Chad Hardin
Color Artwork by Alex Sinclair
Lettering by John J. Hill

This book opens with Harley roaring into a new town, the surviving articles of her past bundled up on the back of her chopper and a talking beaver strapped to the front. Topping the jumble of miscellaneous items Continue reading

REVIEW: “Harley Quinn” #0

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Jim Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Artwork by Various

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti don’t just break the fourth wall in this issue, they obliterate it! However it’s all in good fun and it goes miles in restoring some of the humor that the New 52 re-invention of Harley Quinn has leached from the sometimes silly sidekick of Mistah J. Continue reading

‘The Weekly Bat-Signals’ with Shawn Warner, Episode 6

Greetings fellow Gothamites, I had to leave our fair city of Gotham for the even darker and deadlier streets of Baltimore, just for a weekend to attend the 14th annual Baltimore Comic-Con. I hope you read and enjoyed the report of my exploits on the convention floor. It was a blast, I met so many great creators and vendors but we are here to speak of all things Batman. This episode is going to focus Continue reading