Old Lady Harley #1

Just the very words of Old Lady Harley do not invoke the greatest of thoughts. And, comparisons automatically jump to Old Man Logan from the Marvel Universe, which was amazing! This story is set 30 years in the future in a completely different, post Legion of Doom society. Buckle up, cause it’s just as strange as the title itself.

Spoilers Ahead! You’ve Been Warned!

Old Lady Harley

In a futuristic universe, Harley Quinn has ‘retired’ after an unfortunate event with the Penguin. For as psychotic and crazy as Harley is, and as ruthless of a killer as she is, it’s bizarre that she would have problems killing another. But…here we are. She ran away, trying to escape her past. In her absence, Mexico has become “Lexico“, ruled by Supreme Leader Luther. Power Girl is the POTUS. Gotham City is run by a bunch of Azrael drones enforcing a curfew. It’s a very different world than Harley remembers when she left.

Old Lady Harley Cover AThroughout the story, Harley constantly makes old cultural references and bad puns and jokes. And that’s talking about Harley Quinn who is known for being the queen of bad puns and jokes. They also try to humorously address her mallet being unique, and not being able to just go to “Mallets-R-Us” to pick another one up. The humor is a vain attempt to try to make up for lack of substance, which leads me to wonder what’s supposed to make up for the poor humor?

We do learn that the Joker may possibly be alive and be looking for Harley. Although, we don’t know whether it’s the real Joker or some wannabe. The story ends with the only highlight of the story, what appears to be Terry McGinnisBatman Beyond appears. Is there possibly a resurgence of Batman Beyond? I don’t think I’ll be reading to find out.

I give Old Lady Harley 1 couch cushion



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