Harley Quinn can’t be everywhere at once, so she has established a team of Harley girls (and one guy) to help patrol Coney Island and beyond. In the new graphic novel collection, Harley Quinn’s Gang of Harleys, her diverse girl gang has to rescue their namesake after she is kidnapped by a rogue Harley wannabee. Trapped on a Death Island, Harley is surrounded by booby traps (some literal) and a gang of professional killers. The Gang of Harleys has to put aside their frustrations and sass to become a cohesive unit worthy to rescue Harley from a warped mind with unlimited access to funds.
While I deeply enjoyed this comic, it felt like there was something missing. Normally, the comic is super quick-witted, violent and fun, with a great deal of fun being poked at sexuality, sexism, and how Harley has previously been perceived. In this comic, Harley was just a shade off and it felt like the wit was lacking in quite a few places. It was also really weird to see a character visually based on Donald Trump smack dab in the middle of a comic usually focused on female empowerment. He plays a father who spends most of his time throwing money at his problems, but it was weird nonetheless.
While Harley Quinn’s Gang of Harleys is worth a read, it’s not something I absolutely loved like previous versions of the comic.
Harley Quinn’s Gang of Harleys is available from DC Comics February 7, 2017.