Harley Quinn #21

Harley Quinn #21

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini Artist: John Timms, Bret Blevins, J. Bone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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"Red Roses" part one! Red Tool is done waiting for Harley to take him seriously-the poor sap's hopelessly in love with her, and it's time he made his move! Unfortunately, he's picked a moment of peak distraction for Harley! And in the backup, "Harley Loves Joker" part five, Harley crosses paths with an old pal-Jenna Duffy, the crook known as the Carpenter! There won't be much palling around, though...Jenna's convinced Harley's trying to scam her out of one of the biggest scores of her career!
RATED T+

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 7, 2017

    Come for the carnage stay for the cuddles. Harley's got big trouble on her horizon as a convergence of family, past problems, and future follies threaten to undermine what little might be left of her sanity. Meanwhile, the Palmiotti/Dini "Joker Loves Harley" feature of this week's issue is the whole reason a cult of Joker & Harley even exists in the world today. Even with both of these stories only being half the pages of a full book, the buck/bang ratio on Harley Quinn seems incapable of disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jun 7, 2017

    This issue was a lot of fun. Some pretty funny things happened, there was a good mix of action and plot. Also LOTS of reveals for Red Tool and bat-lady. And, of course Harley Loves Joker is cute and true to classic Harley as always. I cant praise Dini and Palmiotti enough for what theyve done with Harleys character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 8, 2017

    Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini and company are striking gold on a bi-weekly status.Harley Quinnis a blast. Every page reminds you why you read comics in the first place. It's fun, exciting, humorous and always unpredictable. This is a perfect jumping on point for anyone foolish enough to not be reading the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 8, 2017

    For the first time, the Paul Dini & Jimmy Palmiotti classic Harley Quinn story by Bret Blevins isn't the best part of the issue. It's still a very fun tale, but the primary tale is simply more compelling this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jun 8, 2017

    Harley Quinn #21 is a very solid issue and a nice building of the mythos with Devani, who shows potential to be a nice recurring character for DC, and a good foil for Harley. Something Conner and Palmiotti have excelled at in their run is to build the supporting cast of Harley Quinn " much like on a good sitcom, which the Harley Quinn title definitely shares some affinity with, the basis for the continued strength of the comic week to week (or fortnight to fortnight) is the depth and amusing nature of the supporting cast around the star character i.e. Harley. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jun 19, 2017

    For someone jumping into the story with this issue… I think you may get a little confused. It can feel like the first few pages are accidental inclusions from some other comic and then the last few pages of the first story also seem a bit like they have been accidentally placed in from another story this has a lot to do with the art style changing from story point to story point. If you have been reading all the editions up to this one then I suspect you will have no trouble knowing what's going on and this will be a fun continuation of what you already know. As such I would suggest either grabbing the back issues to catch up or wait for a combined release so you can read it all through from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Jun 7, 2017

    Watching Harley Quinn freak out about her parents and getting to meet and learn about Red Tool and future Batgirl makes this issue totally worth the few dollars you would pay for it. There are a lot of fun and ridiculous things happening (as there should be in a Harley Quinn book), but there's also a pretty decent narrative being told at the same time. Definitely worth your money, if you're into that sort of thing! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Jun 7, 2017

    It's light on action, but Harley Quinn #21 provides plenty of answers and fleshes out several characters, setting the table for stories to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jun 7, 2017

    Overall, Harley Quinn #21 is fun. It does a lot to build Harley's world and enrich the characters in it. The visuals clink together here and there, but readers will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 7, 2017

    This issue really does a good job at making me care for this story again because the last issue simply fizzled. The story was fun and the reveal is sure to get people talking. Still, the art inconsistencies are unforgivable and they detract from the overall experience. The back-up provides such little doses of fun that I don't really see the need for them anymore. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 7, 2017

    Red Tool fans like myself will get an infodump about the one-time parody-turned-real character, but it's a pretty mediocre, chatty story overall. The back-up bring nostalgic feelings to diminishing degrees. On the plus side, this recent arc appears to be two issues flat, so I have to applaud that. Read Full Review

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