Apr 14, 2015

Early Reader Review: Harley Quinn Volume 2: Power Outage by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Harley Quinn Volume 2: Power Outage by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Series: The New 52 Harley Quinn
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date:  April 14, 2015


Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. This in no way effects my review or opinion of the book.



Netgalley Synopsis: 
The best-selling Harley Quinn continues her bloody romp in the second volume of her own series!

The first rule of Skate Club is...you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money winds with a body count. She's in...and she's making Sy Borgman her agent for the fights. And what would happen if the demented Clown Princess of Crime visited the most popular comic con out there? Find out when Harley Quinn invades Comic-Con!! 

I have read almost all of the issues that make up this compilation and have them in my collection, but I jumped at the chance to review Harley Quinn Volume 2 for all the extras. I missed getting the Harley Quinn Invades San Diego Comic Con issue and had not read the Secret Origins Harley Quinn issue and as with all compilations I love seeing all the variant covers that they include. So fun!

I love everything about Harley Quinn and I love the New 52 series they are doing with her, but this set of comics is the compilation of the Harley Quinn/Power Girl duo and I didn’t LOVE them together. I love Harley as her bad a** self – avenging herself, the furry babies, the ones she loves etc., not as a super hero… I don’t really know why but HQ as a hero – seems off to me.

Don’t get me wrong; I still thought that these issues were great! Still LOL funny, sarcastic, over the top, and Harley always getting into trouble, and those are the things I enjoy.

What I liked most about this volume was the extras, they included issues #9-13, but also Harley Quinn: Future’s End #1, Harley Invades San Diego Comic Con, and Secret Origins, plus variant cover art.

Secret Origins was an interesting look into Harley’s past complete with family issues, career changes and her love for the one and only Mr. J. My favorite piece was the Comic Con issue, Harley at her very best. Harley invades Comic Con – as herself, obviously, but comes into contact with the HQ fans dressed to impress, all of the Mr. Js, and she is just trying to get her comic reviewed without getting kicked out of the show. As per Harley Quinn’s normal showing, this is not an easy tasks and the events that unfold while she is at the show are hilarious and wonderful.

Overall, I really enjoyed this compilation and love the New 52 Harley Quinn series.


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