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Posted on the 25 September 2014 by Geekasms @geekasms

Way back in May, our friend Jimmy Palmiotti teased during our exclusive interview that their would be a wedding coming in Harley Quinn and this issue is it.  As with all Futures End titles, we jump forward five years to see Harley taking a trip to the Bahamas.  Things don’t go well and she ends up stranded on a seemingly deserted island.  It is then that she finds out that there are natives on the island and before you can say “SS Minnow” she is being taken to see their leader.  I’ll give you three guesses to figure out who the leader is.  Oh, you only needed one?  You’re the smart one.

They take her to see their God-King, Tha’Jo-Kaa.  And yes, I’m a sucker for a bad pun and thankfully this book is always full of them.  It seems Mistah J has been stranded on this same island for a few years and has been a bit bored.  He’s created his own Justice League to battle, but it wasn’t the same.  Since Harley has arrived he decides that it is time for them to get married.  Yep, Harley gets her Cinderella moment with animals helping her get dressed and everything.  One of them looks suspiciously like Pepe Le Pew, but perhaps it is just me.

Of course with the Joker things are never quite as they seem and Harley ends up getting saved by a special guest star.

Here’s the thing with Harley Quinn, you either love it or hate it.  Based on sales, many of you love it.  I do too.  Palmiotti and Conner are having so much fun writing this book and it just spills from it.  They have to be amazed that they get to do this each month.  It is the rare book that seems to get away with everything and almost exists on it’s own outside of The New 52.

Chad Hardin has come out of nowhere and made this book his own.  I love the way he draws Harley and I have lots of fun seeing what type of hidden things are thrown in the background.  I don’t know if these things are in the script or if it is just him messing around, but there seems to be something every issue that is there just waiting to see if you notice it.

DC books like these that jump forward to a possible future timeline really aren’t my thing.  Who knows if any of those things will come to pass or even how long five years really will be.  Heck, they took 75 years of Batman continuity and crammed it into five years so anything can happen.  What’s nice here is that, at least for this one issue, we get to see Harley and her Puddin’ back together.

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