Harley Quinn #70
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Sami Basri
Colors by HI-FI
Letters by Dave Sharpe
The Rundown: Harley’s new gig as a professional wrestler can’t mask her personal pain and someone she’s grown close to will start her on a new and dangerous adventure.
Harley Quinn has decided to leave everything behind, including her grief, and run to Los Angeles to let her aggression out in the ring as a professional wrestler. When Harley is forced to fight her new friend in a fixed match, she flat refuses, but the single mother she’s living with implores her for the sake of her daughter to help her get the money they’re offering.
As Harley contemplates what she needs to do, a run in with Booster Gold will give her a moment to reflect on what she’s lost. When she decides to do what her friend is asking, the aftermath reveals a conspiracy that will lead her on a quest for revenge.
The Story: Starting a new arc for Harley, Sam Humphries continues to keep the light, fun and funny momentum he’s established from previous stories. There is a lot to like in this issue, but there are a lot of dangling plot threads involving Harley that are taking a backseat to this new arc. I like the light tone, but seeing Harley grow as a character in reaction to the events affecting her is something I am more interested in than Harley running from her pain.
The Art: Sami Basri delivers some excellent art in this issue. Everything from the action to the characters is fun and the details in each panel are fun and vibrant.