Harley Quinn #22

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Brandon Badeaux Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2002 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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5.5User Rating

It's the final chapter of Harley's trip to that big, bad place way, way below the surface. Harley's determined to escape her supernatural prison, but to do that, she's going to have to get past Highwater, the official doorman of the great beyond. But where brute force fails, perhaps the key to the prison lies in the key to the heart. Sound mushy? It ain’t!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 15, 2002

    Karl Kesel has a fairly nice message that he wants to get across, but personally I feel that the message was given far too much weight considering the audience that Harley was delivering it to, and as a result the finish doesn't ring true with the rest of the issue. I mean, I simply don't believe that a man who has spent his entire time in the afterlife consumed by a burning hatred would suddenly have a change of heart because Harley offers up a heartfelt speech about what love truly means. This ending simply doesn't wash as it requires Highwater's intense hatred to burn out when confronted by the slightest doubt about whether it's right to hate a man for leading his son down a path that he finds objectionable. I realize that this is a humor title & one shouldn't expect heated debates on inflammatory issues, but this ending simply didn't do it's setup justice. Still, I look forward to where this book is headed next, and this issue does have itself a couple interesting ideas, such as th Read Full Review

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