Series: Harley Quinn #24
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: July 19, 2017
“THE PARENT TRAP”! Harley has faced every challenge even she could possibly imagine, but can she survive…a visit from her parents?! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part eight, the duo’s new headquarters comes with some unforeseen complications!
Last we left Harley, her parents are in town and and they were having dinner on a dinner cruise. It happens though, that the Sportsmaster and Clock King are trying to rob this particular dinner cruise - too bad for them. Harley takes it upon herself to help them off the boat.
This was a good end to the Family Circle installments, Harley realizes that she loves her parents even though she wasn't prepared for them to be here and that they are proud of her. It was a touching comic for the Quinn series and I enjoyed it. The ending was ominous though, a call is being made to put another hit on Harley.
And in the Harley Loves Joker snippet we see Harley freaking out about the cost of her new hideout for Joker.
Harley Quinn: Surprise, Surprise Part One
Series: Harley Quinn #25
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: August 9, 2017
“BIRTHDAY!” It’s an oversize anniversary issue as Harley’s entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman…but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? And in “Harley Loves Joker” part nine, Harley’s spent a fortune building out The Joker Gang’s new hideout, and now they’re gonna have to take drastic measures to pay the bill!
This was a fun and action-packed issue of Harley. Harley is tasked with occupying Sy while the others set up for a surprise birthday party for him. The surprise is extra exciting and then the merriment gets more crazy when a team of hit-men start pouring in from all sides. Harley is her wonderful violent self and sends many of them off into the bright light.
In Harley Loves Joker, Harley is still coming to terms with how much she owes on her new pad and how to come up with the money without Joker knowing. Still not a huge fan of these taking up space in the series that I am reading but it seems to be coming to an end.