Writer: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Editor: Chris Conroy
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Creator: Paul Dini & Bruce Timm
Variant Covers: Bill Sienkiewicz
Publisher: DC Comics
So. That happened.
Harley Quinn #1 is bad. Derivative, boring and just plain dumb. It starts off well, really well, with Harley and Ivy having a spa day and if it had stayed within the context of that friendship it would’ve been great. However, it didn’t. After Ivy leaves on her own adventures, we get the most time wasting boring monologue of all time as Harley gives us her entire life story. When I say ‘us’, I mean Red Tool and some Djinn I couldn’t be bothered to learn the name of. It’s annoying and once the storyline kicks in, and I use that phrase loosely, it continues down the drain straight up stealing from the Fantastic Four and doing a extremely poor job of it. Everything is terrible. Seriously, this comic stole some of my joy.
At least Chad Hardin’s artwork is excellent, doing a wonderful job of giving this storyline some much needed punch, with Alex Sinclair’s vibrant colors and their combined fantastic character work. Honestly this comic doesn’t deserve artwork this good, but such it is.
2 Infected out of 5