Comic Review: Harley Quinn #11 (DC Comics)

After last issues Santa sideline, we are back to Harley having to deal with her very own ghost of Christmas past, The Joker. Gone are the days of Harley being […]

After last issues Santa sideline, we are back to Harley having to deal with her very own ghost of Christmas past, The Joker.

Gone are the days of Harley being besotted with him however and she kicks him out making it perfectly clear that he isn’t welcome. He does leave but the Joker being the Joker, it’s on his terms and after a witty remark or two and an invitation to meet the next day he goes. Everything the Joker does seems threatening, even when he is asking for a civil conversation it still sounds really dangerous.

Red Tool has an altercation with the Joker as he leaves and rushes to Harley’s side and after accidentally making her laugh they embark on a side story to clear Harley’s head before her next meeting with her puddin. It can’t be a coincidence that the Jokers return coincides with the mayor’s decision to appoint a new assistant with a somewhat questionable solution for the city’s homeless problem that with Harley’s compassion for the underdog will no doubt see her taking it upon herself to stop.

Poor Red Tool all he wants is to keep Harley safe and for her to love him! His unrequited love is reminiscent of her relationship with the Joker albeit a lot less abusive (well less deliberately abusive anyway) and it gets him into dangerous situations as he forgoes rational thought in order to please Harley. This time, however, he may be in over his head

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement