Harley Quinn and Power Girl
What appeared to be a throwaway gag in an issue of Harley Quinn’s ongoing comic series is fully explored in its own miniseries in Harley Quinn and Power Girl. After the madcap villainess and the amnesiac adventurer (that she conned into being her best friend) fall through a teleportation ring, they must deal with horny aliens, jealous super-powered exes, an intergalactic prude of monstrous proportions, and a Stepford wife version of Power Girl! It’s a spacefaring buddy comedy for the ages.As you’d expect from the description, this book is absolutely ridiculous, and although Harley’s act grows a little grating after a while, Power Girl’s deadpan straight man routine, complete with eye-rolling and over-it expressions, was more than entertaining enough to carry you through Harley’s wackier shenanigans.
If you’re looking for kooky Star Trek: The Original Series space tropes, this book has them in spades. You’ve got giant god heads, space drugs, hedonistic civilizations, last-minute rescues, and needless heroic sacrifices. And in a world where it seems like most comics are taking themselves far too seriously, this is a great change of pace. If you’re looking for a fun, silly read, this book’s got you covered.
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Stephane Roux