Comic Review: Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey #1 (DC Comics)

Nipping at the heels of the hot new movie “Harley Quinn And The Birds of Prey”, it’s the Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey Black Label miniseries from DC. […]

Nipping at the heels of the hot new movie “Harley Quinn And The Birds of Prey”, it’s the Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey Black Label miniseries from DC.

From longtime Harley Quinn writer and artist team Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, this larger dimension comic delivers the punches and punchlines side by side.

It’s tremulous teamwork, page after page of the usual larger-than-life irreverent antics. Quinn’s home has been destroyed by bad guys and she’s uh… upset. She and her gal pals have some business to take care of.

It’s timed like a sitcom, it’s a British theatre romp, it’s funny and emotional and restless with female power.
Palmiotti’s script has strong direction, loads of laughs and action. Conner has a clean line and deftly handles the kinetic movement of the many characters. The result, coloured by Paul Mounts, make for a lightly salty romp with plenty of potential.

DC Comics, Black Label imprint, Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey #1 (of 4), $5.99 for 32 oversized pages of content. 17+

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