Review – Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #3

Story by: Katana Collins, Sean Murphy
Art by: Matteo Scalera
Colors by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: AndWorld

Harley and the GTO seize an opportunity to investigate the Starlet’s failed murder attempt. When the survivor offers a startling revelation about Agent Hector Quimby, the team acts quickly on the intel (and a handful of colorful clues) to interrogate an inconvenient new suspect. Harley’s fears are realized when she makes a chilling discovery that reminds her of The Joker’s worst obsessive behaviors-a development that casts light on new suspicions and conflicts of interest, and threatens to compromise the whole case. “

Welcome back to your monthly installment of me rambling about how much I love this particular book: Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn. I’m going to review each issue, of course, but at the end I’m going to do a wrap-up on the whole spin off series, my overall thoughts, and more. Sort of like I did for my Brilliance of Batman: White Knight post, etc.

Anyway! Moving on to this week’s glorious issue:

The opening scene of this issue was insanely good. The writing was brought to life so exceptionally well by Matteo – it was dynamic and exciting, and absolutely got you geared up for an incredible issue.

Speaking of the writing, the back and forth between the present Harley and the past with Jack and Harley and how well they’re intertwined really ties so much of the story together, and I love it. Katana Collins really gives so much to Harley, the White Knight Universe, and to these characters involved that we all love so much.

This issue in particular has a great mystery feel, letting us watch Harley work, while still giving us plenty of the world around them. Matteo Scalera’s gorgeous work (and killer outfit designs for Harley!) are brought to life beautifully by Dave Stewart. There’s a particular scene that hits home for me a bit too much (hint: it’s a room. You’ll know.)

I cannot urge you all enough to grab this book. And if you missed out on the first two issues – hurry out and grab them! Sure, trade waiting is easier sometimes. But this is a book you want to read as it happens…. and then buy the trade too, like I do.

If you want to hear an incredible interview with Katana Collins and Sean Murphy, check out the one they did with the Bat Force for Bat Force Radio!

Let me know what you think of the series so far!

-Angel

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