Review: Harley Quinn Gang of Harleys #5
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
1 September 2016
“Look Through My Window,” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, and Mauricet is not what I thought it would be. Granted, I have not read issues 1-4, which might have something to do with it. Since this is a Harley Quinn comic, I was expecting a lot more Harley and her gang. Instead, we got the backstory of a character out to destroy Harley. I am not saying that this is a bad thing… just that it was unexpected. The exposition for this character is told very well and it keeps the reader interested to find out more about her. It is a classic origin story: it shows that the antagonist had a rough past and that has caused her to have the life she is currently living.
There is some of Harley in this issue, of course, and her gang. However, the ending of this issue promises that we will see more of Harley and her gang in the next issue. Of course, it also makes it known that we're going to see the antagonist in the next issue as well. It's going to be interesting to see how exactly the antagonist is going to try to get Harley's head on a plate and how Harley is going to make sure that that does not happen.
The Verdict: This issue isn't really Harley focused, but that doesn't make it a bad issue; it just makes it surprising. The ending makes us want the next issue tomorrow instead of next week.