This Week in Comics: Harley Quinn uses someone as a meat shield

You probably noticed that the thumbnail for this article has a censor bar covering the majority of it.  Well, that’s because it’s kind of graphic.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen way more graphic things in film and the comic is rated “T for Teen”, so it’s not like I’m covering up some mature content or anything.  But yeah, it’s a little borderline.  In any case, it’s definitely the most memorable thing I saw in comics this week.

Oh, and here is the uncensored image.  That way you can make the decision as to whether or not you want to look at it as opposed to just having it thrust in your face. 


Harley Quinn #26

I look forward to this book every two weeks and it never disappoints. I am the last person I would have expected to be a fan of Harley’s hi-jinx, but I love the balance here between the goody-two-shoes that she thinks she is and the horror of her in reality. If you can get past the fact that she destroys her neighborhood every other book, not only without repercussions but attaining at this point a vigilante-hero status among the residents, this comic is hands-down a bang-for-buck bargain.

-Elena (read full review)

Teen Titans #11

Teen Titans #11 closes out “Blood of the Manta” with very strong showings from Manta and his son. Percy writes the villain as cold and ruthless as he ought to be, and beginning Aqualad’s story in reaction to such a father should provide fertile ground for complex character growth in the future. The team dynamic works well, and the artwork is first-rate—maybe the best Teen Titans has looked in years.

-Brian (read full review)

Batgirl #14

The team-up between Batgirl and Nightwing feels overdue and though the artwork suffers a tad with regards to Dick, I think his overall interactions with Barbara will please the fans who have been looking forward to a reunion between these two favorite Batfamily members!

-Elena (read full review)

Nightwing: The New Order #1

Nightwing: The New Order is full of some great ideas and interesting thematic material, yet it doesn’t quite get off the ground.  With stretches of exposition and a rather bland futuristic environment, this is a case of the series potential elevating the existing material.  Once we get a better feel of the world Higgins has created I’m confident this series will be more exciting, but for right now it’s an okay debut that has plenty of room to grow.

-Jay (read full review)

Detective Comics #963

All-in-all, this issue is little more than a reminder of pertinent events that have already transpired and a brief set-up for things to come.  There are a couple of brief moments that are genuinely charming, but for the most part, the only thing that really got my attention was the return of Lonnie Machin to the role of Anarky.

-Brandon (read full review)

Batman Beyond #11

Batman Beyond #11 is a solid, fun issue that is high energy from start to finish. A few twists in the plot add an element of surprise, but there are moments that are equally predictable and repetitive as well.

-Josh (read full review)

Batman/The Shadow #5

Batman/The Shadow has taken a turn from a psychological noir thriller to a somewhat generic beat’em up, and I can’t pretend I’m not disappointed.

-Brandon (read full review)

Suicide Squad #24

There are many solid moments in this issue, but where there are highs, there are also lows.

-Josh (read full review)