Harley Quinn #65
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Sami Basri
Colors by Hi-Fi
Letters by Dave Sharpe
The Rundown: In a fit of grief and sorrow, Harley Quinn will deal with death in her own way.
After losing her mother to cancer, Harley finds herself alone and wondering how she will deal with life going forward. Rather than face the future, Harley does what no one suspects and decides to swim to a nearby island and fall off the grid.
When Mirand’r tracks her down, she has gone native in both dress and personality. Hiding from her feelings of loss, Harley has spiraled into her own world of fantasy and it will take a personal story from her handler to give her the motivation to continue with her trials and hopefully take her place as the Angel of Retribution.
The Story: I love what Sam Humphries has been doing with the character in this series. He give Harley moments of broad comedy and heart in the same issue. With this issue, I had some issues with the pacing and plot. I would have liked to see Harley deal with the repercussions of her loss before diving into denial. Also, the ending seemed rushed. Harley’s final trial felt too convenient from a plot perspective and its abruptness took me out of the story.
The Art: Sami Basri delivers some stellar art in this issue. Every page is filled with great visuals.