Friday, February 23, 2018

Harley Quinn #12 brings the conclusion of the two-part “Joker Loves Harley” arc featuring Joker’s unexpected return in Harley’s life. As expected, hijinks ensue.

“Joker Loves Harley” reaches its thrilling conclusion in Harley Quinn #12, the latest issue of one of the hottest comics in the DC Comics Rebirth universe.

When Joker shows up unannounced in Harley Quinn #11, he was desperate to prove to Harley that he’s a changed man, and he requested a meeting to prove it to her the following day. Red Tool shows up and tells Harley it must be a trap, and she agrees that Joker is up to something. Red Tool took Harley out on the town to keep her from worrying about the meeting. They end up meeting a giant blob of a creature. It’s the perfect distraction, and it also leads to a very long night. Harley wants to get a little sleep before the meeting, but Red Tool intercedes and meets the Joker himself.

That’s where Harley Quinn #12 picks up. Joker immediately sees that Red Tool cares a lot more about Harley than he’s willing to admit, and Joker finds this both laughable and enviable. Needless to say, Red Tool has a few things to say to Joker, and Harley has a few things to say to both of them.

Fans of the Harley Quinn comics will recall that Harley kicked Joker’s butt back in Harley Quinn #25 (before the Rebirth storyline began) and she told him she never wanted to see him again. Harley’s liberation from Joker’s control was a seminal moment for her character and fans all over cheered when she not only told him off, but she kicked his butt in the process.

Now that Joker’s back, Harley knows she has to be careful not to be led back down the twisted, manipulative rabbit hole with him. Harley’s biggest strengths as a character are that she’s really smart and she has no filters. She has no problem speaking her mind or knocking you out, and that’s a powerful combination.

Harley Quinn #12, “Joker Loves Harley: The Good, The Bad and The Hungry!”

Price: $2.99

On Sale Date: January 18

Writers: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

Artist: John Timms

Dream Artist: Chad Hardin

Colors: Hi-Fi

Harley Quinn #12 is on sale in comic book shops now.

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Annie Thornton is a lifelong pop culture fan and has been attending Southern California comic conventions for over half her life. Her interests include all things Disney, horror (those two things go together.. Yes? No? Oh well), Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel, and trying to strike up conversations with other people's pets.