Published by DC Ink on September 3, 2019
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Superheroes
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With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She’s not worried, though-she’s battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. And when Gotham’s finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most “true true” with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But when Mama’s drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that’s taking over the neighborhood, Harley’s fortune takes another turn. Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join activist Ivy, who’s campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time. From Eisner Award and Caldecott Honor-winning author Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Steve Pugh comes a coming-of-age story about choices, consequences, and how a weird kid from Gotham goes about defining her world for herself.
Well it is nice to see you all again and nice to post again so soon. As I mentioned previously I may finally be catching up on my reading goal for the year. This year has definitely been a challenging one and reading has not been a top priority though I have been trying.
Today’s post is Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki. I have not read any of Mariko Tamaki’s other work, so this was definitely a new experience for me. The words of the book read a lot like the movie Birds of Prey, another Harley Quinn story. The art in this book was definitely more sketchy and it was done in more of a black and white style with pops of color, but definitely more sketchy if you were comparing it some other graphic novels. I kind of liked the style because it definitely fit Harley Quinn’s story telling style and how she appears to see the world. Also in this story you meet the characters that will become Poison Ivy and The Joker, although I’m told that the Joker doesn’t have a straightforward back story. I did enjoy the book and can’t wait to read more of the author’s work.
Let me know if you have read this graphic novel or if you read graphic novels at all. I hope to see you again in another post. Hopefully real soon.