Mason Macabre might be the man of Harley Quinn’s dreams, but he’s also locked up in prison with his life constantly in danger. With someone in the Mayor’s office gunning for Mason, he needs to be moved from the prison and fast. There’s just one problem; he ends up being transferred to Gotham’s Arkham Asylum, in a cell right next door to the Joker. To save Mason, Harley is going to have to break into her former workplace and face the clown that made her into Harley Quin.
Harley Quinn Volume #5: The Joker’s Last Laugh has a whole wealth of panels that are worthy of posters. Anyone who has ever looked at the relationship between Joker and Harley as destructive and wrong will find themselves cheering for Harley in this. She faces her fears and past dead on. While some of the challenges she faces with her supportive friends, there are also a few things she has to do on her own.
Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are two of my favorite collaborators at DC right now. While the movie franchises seem to be a struggle, the Harley Quinn comic book teams are really rocking it right now. Much of this has to do with the inclusive nature of their storylines and part the fact they write really fun characters with fantastic one-liners.
Harley Quinn Volume #5: The Joker’s Last Laugh is available now from DC Comics.