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'Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU' #2 review
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‘Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU’ #2 review

Harley meets her alternate self.

Harley Quinn has royally screwed up the DC universe, and now it’s up to her to fix it. Of course, she doesn’t know how or why, but a mysterious alternate version of her popped up to tell her as much. Now she’s armed with another self and a real bad case of the “confusions” in the second issue.

This issue can be broken up into three parts. Part 1: Learn about the alternate dimension version Harley Quinn. Part 2: Harley beats her friends to a pulp. Part 3: They escape the Starro zombies. All in all, it’s an enjoyable romp, though it’s lighter on jokes compared to the first issue.

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One joke that does work involves Harley beating up her friends. There’s an explanation for it – she’s not some homicidal maniac – but it reminds us that if Harley has a chance to let loose with no repercussions, she will take advantage. There’s also a hilarious depiction of Starro I won’t spoil near the end of the book.

Logan Faerber has to be the biggest reason to dive into this book. The cartoony look suits Harley and this over-the-top story nicely. From a Starro pulling a King Kong to Faerber’s ability to gross you out with cartoonish gore, there’s a lot to love here. There’s also another stand-out montage of events framed around a concerned Harley who looks fabulous.

'Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU' #2 review

Ew!
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Color choices are astounding, with great use of light in a cartoony way. There is no other medium that could get away with such vibrant and over-the-top colors. That goes for animation too, as the backgrounds tend to be more detailed than you might see on TV.

Letters by Ferran Delgado are also great, with easy-to-read word balloons and good emphasis. Sound effects are also good, though I’m not sure if those are by Faerber or not. They suit the cartoony vibe and feel big and at the moment.

The mystery of how Harley screwed up the universe is still yet revealed, and there’s little to go on. I suspect it’s a big twist they can’t let out of the bag yet, but since the story is driven by Harley feeling real bad about what she did it can be frustrating not to have much to go on. That goes for how the Harley of this other universe is still in control of herself, which, again, seems to have an explanation but they hold off on that.

If you like hijinks and over-the-top stories only comics can provide, check out Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU. The second issue keeps the pace up and looks fantastic while doing it.

'Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU' #2 review
‘Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU’ #2 review
Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU #2
If you like hijinks and over-the-top stories only comics can provide, check out Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU. The second issue keeps the pace up and looks fantastic while doing it.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.5
The art is the star of the show with a vibrant use of color and kookiness
Keeps the pace up with backstory reveals and plenty of action
The bigger mystery is barely uncovered if at all with little explanation of how alt-Harley gained her mind back
8
Good
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