Harley Quinn #74 Review

by Carlos R. on July 07, 2020

Harley Quinn #74 Cover
Written by: Sam Humphries
Art by: Sami Basri
Colors by: Hi-Fi
Lettered by: Dave Sharpe
Publisher: DC Comics

Hey all you hopers and dreamers, hustlers and schemers. This week we’ve got another issue of Harley Quinn and this one’s a doozy! The latest issue brings a lovely close to Harley’s journey to serve Alicia’s murderer a steaming, hot plate of justice.

Harley’s resilience thus far in believing her friend didn’t take her own life has finally paid off after her friends have started to lose faith. The relief this revelation brings is short lived as Harley learns that none other than the dastardly Granny Goodness was the mastermind behind The Crusher’s untimely demise. Now Harley has to decide whether she’s up to face off against one of the universe’s most villainiest villains.

I cannot get over how great Humphries is at writing Harley. Like I genuinely look forward to reading her series and that’s a very new feeling for me. Nothing against Harley, she’s just a character I couldn’t resonate with. However, the plot in this series is engaging and blends its absurdity with a grounded emotional core that can really resonate with readers. Especially so in this latest arc that sees Harley and friends deal with loss and grief and the blossoming of new relationships. Humphries absolutely nails the landing and even had me feeling sympathetic toward Granny Goodness, a challenge in itself, but played out beautifully!

And this book absolutely succeeds because of the efforts of Basri, Hi-Fi, and Sharpe. Basri’s subtle changes in expressions throughout and Hi-Fi’s vibrant colors make this issue such a joy to read. I love Sharpe’s use of sound effects to highlight each action sequence. Basri’s layout for the story help keep an even pace and that last splash page is such a lovely and warm piece.

Harley Quinn #74 packs a wallop and ties up this arc for Harley nicely. The team delivers a splendid issue worthy of the Maiden of Mischief.

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