This Wednesday, Harley Quinn #22, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with Chad Hardin on art, hits the newsstands, taking a peek at how Zena Bendemova, geriatric nemesis to our own Ms. Quinn, survived death by rhino! Check out these exclusive preview pages that DC Comics was kind enough to share!
The thing that Pamiotti and Conner have nailed on the head like an over-sized mallet swinging at an unsuspecting Dark Knight is the fun and zaniness and off-kilter unease that should necessarily imbue a title like Harley Quinn. Since her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, what has set Harley apart as a stand-out villain not just in the Caped Crusader’s world, but across the DC Universe, is the humor and heinousness she brings to the table when in the hands of capable writers. Palmiotti and Conner are much more than capable: They make Harley go bouncy-bouncy and leap right off the page, bringing life to a lady who refuses to be bound by the four-color walls of comics. Complementing their words and hilarious characterization, Hardin brings linework that mixes the hilarity that is needed to make a book like Harley Quinn to succeed, while making sure that her world feels firmly planted in the DCU.
Harley Quinn #22, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with Chad Hardin on art, hits comic shops this Wednesday.
From the official issue description:
The enemy of Harley Quinn’s friend is her enemy—and enemies don’t come much meaner than Sy Borgman’s one-time lover, geriatric super-spy Zena Bendemova! Improbably enough, she survived getting impaled by a rhino, but she’s really not taking that massive attack of horniness very well!