Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Die Laughing
Harley Quinn Vol. 1 : Die Laughing (Rebirth)
Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Genre: Comics, Graphic Novels
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: Harley Quinn’s crazy world on has gotten even more crazier when an unexpected, contagious enemy comes to town! Protecting her neighborhood just got a little harder, good thing they have chainsaws!
Jen’s Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
REVIEW: I wasn’t drawn in right away like I usually am with Harley Quinn comics. I tried, but just couldn’t as much. I also didn’t enjoy Ivy and Harley’s part in this, and I love their friendship and chemistry together. It just didn’t work for me in this issue.
Even though there were parts I didn’t very much care for in this installment, hot dogs and boat scene included, I found the zombies and aliens in this quite laughable and a nice play on the craze going on right now with both of these. It’s one of the main things that I love the most about these, how funny and out there they can be, so I was having a hard time making up my mind about this one. When I found one thing I liked a lot more, Harley Quinn and the Skull Bags, a few more dislikes popped up,Superhero and Super-Villain Fetish Club, but it didn’t keep me from reading on.
Harley Quinn : Die Laughing did have its humorous parts, but there were many I just didn’t find that entertaining. Again, I am a fan of the humor that comes with these comics, but I didn’t have it as much with this one, which I expected to have with a title like Die Laughing.
I did enjoy seeing many of Harley’s friends come together and fight the hordes of zombies filling these pages and . One of reasons why I kept reading was their interactions. How they didn’t give up or leave each other’s side, taking a stand as one, and the insane antics from each of them. Like I said, seems like a contradiction from earlier statements, but it just felt that way for me throughout most of this read.
I am split with this one. But, maybe that’ll just be me or maybe not. Either way, I am glad I was able to read this novel, and happy to see more Harley Quinn comics being released.
***I received this copy from DC Comics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***