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Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Hot in the City (The New 52) - Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
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This is a tricky one for me to rate. While I love the idea of Harley Quinn and all of her craziness, I'm also not huge on gore and violence.

A while back, I passed up buying this book because I read reviews critiquing how it's basically just a collection of sexy pictures of Harley. I saw this book at the library last week and picked it up to see what it was actually about. While there are plenty of sexy poses and outfits, which I have come to expect in the majority of superhero/villain comics, I was actually pleasantly surprised to see there was a general plot. 

The beginning of the book, which flows through a bunch of art styles and artists, started out interesting, but got pretty old real quick. However, after that, I did get sucked into the general story. Plus, there's some roller derby, which is always a win in my book. 

The artwork wasn't my favorite, because there's a limit to how much unrealistic female body representation and overly gruesome violence I can take. If you're into those kind of things, this is probably a better fit for you. 

I did pick up the second book at the library, because I figured why not, so we'll see how that goes. I am intrigued by the series, but not sure if it's a good enough fit to stick out in the long run.