This Week in Comics: Harley Quinn runs for Mayor of New York

Harley Quinn #28

Amanda Conner’s beautiful cover alone is a selling point for this issue which will kick off Harley’s race for the mayor’s office. But the innards in this book are fun too, as always.  Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti balance a somewhat cracky caper with further plot advancements concerning Harley’s ongoing way with the corrupt and terrible Mayor DePerto!  So get ready to hit the campaign trail because this is apt to be as wild a ride as Harley ever could hope for!

-Elena (read full review)

Injustice 2 #10

We’re barrelling headlong toward the conclusion of Injustice 2 and what should be quite the cataclysmic confrontation between Batman and his “in-laws”

-Elena (read full review)

Super Sons #8

Even a pretty ok issue of Super Sons is still really good.  The stunning visuals complement an intriguing if incomplete story, with lots of great ideas laid out without being fully explored.  This book is primarily about the relationship between Robin and Superboy, though, and while there’s maybe a tad less of it than in previous issues, Tomasi still delivers in spades.

-Jay (read full review)

Batman #31

I don’t think this issue of The War of Jokes and Riddles is King or Janin’s strongest showing.  A lot of the plot points seem somewhat extraneous when compared with the bigger picture, and the art for this chapter simply isn’t as inspired as some of Janin’s previous work has been.

-Brandon (read full review)

Batwoman #7

If you don’t mind a long strange tease, there’s certainly some interesting things in this book, but you’ll get no answers to any questions this early in the game. In fact, you’ll be relentlessly bombarded with opportunities for more questions. Are the questions compelling enough to make you want to read on? I think some of them are, but your mileage may vary.

-Elena (read full review)

Trinity #13

I feel as though most of my criticisms for this arc in Trinity are fairly subjective. Sure, there are some legitimate, incontestable problems, but I suspect they wouldn’t bother me as much if I was interested in the story Williams is telling. If you’ve got a chance to check this out, it’s probably still worth a look. The artwork is well done, Constantine is a delight, and you may find your enjoyment of the story rises higher than mine.

-Brian (read full review)

Justice League #29

A modest improvement over earlier installments, Justice League #29 nevertheless suffers from being part of an inferior whole. The tension of battle makes it more readable, but the overarching tensions feels uninflated and, consequently, flat. Pick this up if you’re among the faithful; otherwise, you’re better off waiting for the changing of the guard.

-Brian (read full review)

Batman: Red Death #1

Williamson struggles with landing any of his plot points here, and unfortunately focuses most of his time and attention on the most uninteresting aspect of the entire issue. The narrative takes way too long to introduce Red Death, and when we do see him, we barely get any time to understand how terrifying he actually is. If the point of these one-shots is meant to establish these characters and instill fear, then this issue fails to do so.

-Josh (read full review)

Nightwing #29

More a collection of scenes than a complete story, even for a second chapter of an ongoing tie-in this is sadly disappointing.

-Jay (read full review)