Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Say Goodbye to Harley Quinn… if Harley Will Let Them

Today's Harley Quinn #34 is the final issue of the series by writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, who relaunched the character in her fourth-wall-breaking, massive cast, Brooklyn-inhabiting form that became one of DC Comics best-selling titles in the run-up to the Suicide Squad movie. Their version of the character influenced the portrayal of the character in the movie, and that portrayal influenced the comic book version right back again.

But it seems it is time for Amanda and Jimmy to move on. That is if Harley Quinn will let them. Because she has a few things to say first… and she's stopping by Brooklyn to make the point, mallet in hand. First Jimmy…

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Say Goodbye to Harley Quinn… if Harley Will Let Them

Harley Quinn taking on the very complaints that some have made about their take on the character, in a rather passive-aggressive fashion. Okay, I suppose a little less emphasis on the passive when mallets are involved. And then she takes it upstairs…

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Say Goodbye to Harley Quinn… if Harley Will Let Them

…where Amanda gives as good as she gets. The argument for character simplicity versus success. It's not all about T-shirts. Except that this can help too…

Oh, and the comic closes out with the kind of joke that only Harley Quinn has ever been able to get away with. And that laxity has also been down to the success of the comic book as well. And the only comic that has quite literally been allowed to throw sh*t at DC Comics

Will we see its like again?

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Say Goodbye to Harley Quinn… if Harley Will Let Them

HARLEY QUINN #34
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner
"That's All, Folks!" After four years and nearly a hundred issues, the era-defining run of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti has reached its end! Where will Harley go from here? Who's coming with her? Is she gonna be…okay? Like, really? Because we're all a little worried about her…
RATED T+In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $2.99

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