Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #3
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Amanda Conner
Colors by Alex Sinclair
Letters by John J Hill
The Rundown: Harley’s plan to redeem herself (and make a little cash) runs into a few snags.
Harley still hasn’t left Gotham. In fact, she finds herself waking up in an unlikely place; Wayne Manor. More specifically, she wakes up in the bed of Bruce Wayne with Alfred bringing her breakfast. After helping her get herself together, Harley has to deal with not only what she can’t remember from the night before, but what she might have drunkenly said to Ivy vie voicemail.
To make matters worse, Montoya is still upset that Harley is in the city and when Quinn reveals the loot she stole to the media, it gets the attention of every villain in Arkham who trusted Joker with their stuff. In an attempt to get their stuff back, Joker puts a bounty on Harley’s head big enough to attract everyone from street punks to heavy hitters to take her down.
The Story: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are having a lot of fun with these characters and this story and it comes through in the plot, the humor and the dialogue. This is a darkly fun and funny adventure and there are some great character moments throughout with all of the characters. This was a fun read and the lightness of it made me anxious to see where the story goes next. Based on the well done cliffhanger ending, it looks like things are going to get darker.
The Art: Conner delivers some impressive and truly fun art in this issue. The lightness of the art perfectly captures the tone of the story and has fun with its circumstances.