Harley Quinn / Gossamer #1 Review

Writers: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Pier Brito
Colors: Paul Mounts
Letters: Dave Sharpe

Spoilers ahead!

DC Comics is releasing some great Looney Tunes team-ups this week. Harley Quinn gets herself an adventure with Gossamer. If you don’t know who that is, then join the club. I had to look it up myself, but it’s the big orange, hairy monster Bugs Bunny sometimes had to contend with. He may be a monster, but he’s really just a jolly, old fluff-ball in this issue that packs plenty of wonderful cameos.

After a hurricane blows through, Harley finds a crate washed up on the beach. Inside is none other than Gossamer, and after a giant robot attacks Harley’s apartment, she’s on the hunt for who she believes is responsible: Joker.

The issue starts a little slow with Harley taking her new pal shoe shopping and giving it a makeover. After the robot attack, we get treated to some excellent cameos from some classic Gotham villains until we get to the Clown Prince of Darkness himself, who has Batman trapped.

The sequence is a lot of fun. You won’t even really mind that Batman breaks from his usual moody, dark persona to have some fun with Gossamer. Although I do wish we would know what happened to Batman after the robot flung him, considering he’s just a dude and a fall from that height would surely kill him.

Gossamer may not be an A-list Looney Tunes character, but the writers are able to have a surprising amount of fun with him teaming up with Harley. The fact he doesn’t talk pairs nicely with Quinn’s persona, who tends to talk a little bit too much for her own good sometimes.

This issue ends with a short vignette with lovely artwork of Harley getting into some classic Looney Tunes shenanigans. Honestly, I would’ve been happy with an entire issue with the short’s storyline with that fun type of cartoon imagery combined with Harley’s dirty humor.

At the end of the day, we learned one very important thing from this issue. Gossamer apparently has a penis.

Overall Score: 8/10

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