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So what’s the STORY morning glory?
This first part of 'The Hunt for Harley Quinn', is a two strand intertwined story, with one half an 'origin segment', and the other half a 'hunt segment'. Plus, in addition to this, a question is posed at the end of this yarn or else Savant will cry like a baby.
THE HUNT: Now where is that pasty faced b*tch, huh? Because is she that colorful clown whom Savant shoot's running away from him and the Suicide Squad in a darkened alley? No. OK then, so is she amongst the pack of roguish imps whom attack them not so long after? No - though King Shark does get a snack out of it - plus Light and Lime do get something to sell on ebay as well. Rather, thanks to Deadshot's quick thinking, he figures out where Harley is.
THE ORIGIN: Whilst penetrating Arkham Asylum, Harley Quinn cannot help but recollect her own humble origins, mainly because she has just heard the tragic news that the Joker's face has been ripped clean off.
Now I have to admit, Harleys time with 'Mr. J' was a strangely sweet one in nature. You see, many a year ago, whilst Harley was a head-shrink and 'her pudding' was her patient, they both discovered a mutual bond which grew and grew and grew over time. In fact, this bond became so tight, that she now wants the skin of his face housed within the Gotham City Police House.
QUESTION: With Harley Quinn arrested by the G.C.P.D., will the Suicide Squad get her out alive?
Oh! This is a difficult one! Though I did like it when Harley hit that doctor on the head and said to her "Shhh. I'm monologuing" because it reminded me of Manga Khan from the old Giffen 'Justice League International' days.
What was the BEST thing about this issue?
The whole issue was a blast if I am going to be honest about it. But for me, personally, I was happy that Adam Glass did not tamper about with Harley Quinn's origins too much. It was as if he refreshed it as it were, like you would an internet browser.
What was the WORST thing about this issue?
Not much to complain about really! But I have to say I can't wait until they kill off Lime and Light - because I can see these two girls becoming a bit too irritating if they stay on this book for too long. Also, that Stormwatch inclusion had no baring on this story what so ever - it just felt like a shameless plug to me.
What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: There were four things in this issue that I really did like, such as: (1) That Yo-Yo is still alive and in the belly of Killer Shark. (2) The obviously fractious relationship between Deadshot and Savant. (3) The whole Harley origin segment was just a kick to read. And (4) This issue's cliff-hanger was a doozy.
ART: I have to hold up my hands and confess that I preferred Clayton Hendry's artwork compared to the series regular artist, Federico Dallocchio. Sorry Federico, but I felt that Clayton's style is much more bold and detailed than yours is, as well as having that dynamic edge that this series needs.
LIGHT AND LIME: OK, I know that Light and Lime are interchangeable as characters at the moment. But realistically speaking, we need: (1) Two pretty girls who are roughly around the same age. (2) Who can both rock a red head. And (3) We'd want to see shot in the very near future. So who better to match this description than Lindsay Lohan and Bryce Dallas Howard! Who's got a gun and a good aim? I can't because my vision isn't that good, ha!
If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
She's Whiter Than The K.K.K. Yet She Is Someone We'd Want To See In Virginal Bed Sheets. Harley Quinn by L'Oreal.
If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why?
OK, so this issue was about a hunter who is chasing down a love struck woman, right? Well, whats better than the Clint Eastwood film 'Pink Cadillac' - as I'm sure Bernadette Peters would be flattered by this comparison!
I loved this issue. The story was great - the art was bold - and the overall package was just sublime. However, I would like to know two things about what's coming up next: (1) When is Yo-Yo going to be regurgitated? And (2) Will we see a cameo by any member of the Bat-cast next issue?
MARKS out of 10? 9