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Thursday, September 22, 2016

{Book Review} Harley Quinn Vol. 5: The Joker's Last Laugh (Harley Quinn Vol. II #5) by Amanda Conner

Harley Quinn Vol. 5: The Joker's Last Laugh (Harley Quinn Vol. II #5)
by Amanda Conner
Publisher:  DC Comics
Release: September 20th 2016
Genre: Fiction- Graphic Novel
How I got it: Received a copy from the publishers via NetGalley

Mason Macabre is more than just Harley Quinn s neighbor in her new Coney Island digs he just might be the man of her dreams. But to save his life, she'll have to face the clown of her nightmares!
With Harley and her gang of merry maidens battling to keep innocents out of the crossfire of her enemies latest vendetta, Mason s been whisked away to the one place our hellacious heroine never wanted to set foot in again: Arkham Asylum. Inside its horrific halls, Mason is at the tender mercy of none other than the Joker and Harley and the Clown Prince of Crime have had the mother of all bad break-ups.
Will she and the madman who helped make her what she is kiss and make up long enough for her new beau to escape with his life? Or this time will the joke be on Harley Quinn for good?
It's the reunion you've been waiting for! Courtesy of acclaimed creative team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, HARLEY QUINN VOL. 5: THE JOKER'S LAST LAUGH proves that when it comes to true love, Harley s not joking around! Collects issues #22-25 of the ongoing series and the special issue HARLEY QUINN: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR."

I enjoyed this volume much more than the earlier ones. Harley is my favorite Gotham gal, although in this story line she lives on Coney Island. She is sweet, crazy and loyal, as long as you don't cross her. In this volume Harley goes after her new man Mason who has been locked up for accidently killing the Mayor of New York City's son. After a plan doesn't go quite the way Harley expected, Mason is sent to Arkham Asylum. This leads to an unexpected run in with Harley's ex... The Joker. I absolutely loved the run in between Harley and The Joker. It was the highlight of the book for me. But I wasn't crazy about how The Joke was drawn. Which is saying something because I really like the way the book is over all illustrated.
All in all a fun read for Harley Quinn fans.

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