Her Cape Comic Review: Harley Quinn #20


As soon as Harley Quinn is finished dealing with evil cannibals she back in the thick of another adventure in Harley Quinn #20.

There’s no rest for the weary, and that is very much the case for Harley Quinn. After kicking cannibal butt in issue #19, Harley is trying to her normal-ish routine while taking playing nurse to Red Tool and getting ready for the impending arrival of her parents. Everything is going along well until she gets a phone call from an old friend: Harley Sinn.

Sinn is up to no good, this time with Harley’s friends Mason and Madame Macabre as her hostages, which means Harley has to figure out how to rescue them while getting ready for her parents. And if that wasn’t enough, a visitor from the future flies in and starts wreaking havoc in the middle of all of the other problems she has. She’s dressed in an armored Bat suit and she claims Harley Quinn murdered Batman, which makes no sense to Harley. Fortunately, Harley has a great way to get rid of the garbage and it involves sending it across town… 

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Issue: Harley Quinn #20

Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner

Artists: John Timms and Joseph Michael Linsner

Colors: Alex Sinclair

The bonus story at the end of the book, Part 4 of the “Harley Loves Joker” story from writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Dini, is my favorite story so far.

Harley and the Joker are on the run after blowing up a gas station that was unfortunately located beside a doughnut shop, and they need a place to crash for the night. Harley is exhausted from the evening’s exertions, and she falls asleep just as the Joker starts to share some very important information with her. It’s one of the most endearing Harley and Joker scenes I’ve read in a long while, and it’s something that could only be done in the original Batman: The Animated Series universe.

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Harley Quinn #21 hits stores on May 31.