Review: Harley Quinn Vol. 5: Who Killed Harley Quinn? hardcover/paperback (DC Comics)

Though Stephanie Phillips' Harley Quinn hit its high mark some time ago, Harley Quinn Vol. 5: Who Killed Harley Quinn? is still an improvement over the previous volume, which is a good note to go out on.

There is much meta-talk here of bringing Harley’s arc full circle. At least the book is self-aware enough to recognize what good endings are made of — something that less fourth-wall-breaking books still struggle with — though it all felt somewhat contradictory. Much of what Harley’s seeking, it rather seems she gained under Phillips' pen two books ago, and it feels as though Phillips wants us to ignore some of that progress so that that Harley has something to fret over into the conclusion.