Harley Quinn: Road Trip Special #1

Harley Quinn: Road Trip Special #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Bret Blevins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

It's the great American summer tradition, but you've never seen a road trip quite like this before! Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman are burning rubber across the U.S. of A! We recommend you all stay off the roads for the month of August, just to be safe.

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Sep 9, 2015

    I enjoyed this and, as with many of Harley Quinn's adventures, it's not only worth a second read, but often better the second time around. While I felt like the story fell a bit flat for me, I appreciate that it was complete and well-scripted, and the art was not only complementary to the tale, but a nicely coordinated match between a variety of artists. Not much of a villain for an obstacle, but plenty of adventures, and great if you like something a bit girly that's more on the mature side (you'll find no trout lips or selfies here!). I gave this an extra .5 just for keeping the fourth wall intact throughout all but the media res framework of the series. I believe that's a Conner/Palmiotti first for a Harley special! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 9, 2015

    There's a little more tothis book than meets the eye, but even on the surface it's just a bunch offunny vignettes and silly jokes. The price point puts expectations higher, butif you can let go of the idea of comics always "counting" and enjoy it for whatit is, you might like it and you'll probably live longer. The art is solidthroughout, even during the short rotation that takes place during Harley andPamela's hallucination, and everything is pretty easy to understand if you knowthe basics conceits of each character. Not a bad place to peek in on the seriesif you're so inclined! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 10, 2015

    This aside this issue is a joyful cross country dash with all the fun we have come to expect from Conner and Palmiotti. The art has been done by a number of artists, primarily Bret Blevins who makes the ladies look gorgeous. The peyote sequence is by Flaviano Armentaro. Pasquale Qualand and Jed Dougherty also lend a hand. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Sep 10, 2015

    The masterminds behind the Harley Quinn monthly book brink readers another special that no one asked for, but anyone with a sense of humor will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    This latest Harley Quinn spinoff is more of the same in terms of offering a fun, breezy adventure that doesn't quite live up to the standard of the main series. What's most disappointing is that the writers had an opportunity to explore Harley's past and her family life in greater depth, but they never fully capitalize on it. Maybe next summer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 9, 2015

    Other than the few pages with Bizzaro and Olsen, this comic is a clunker in both story and art. This one is for the hardcore Harley fans only. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 9, 2015

    Bret Blevins, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor have a knack for the comedic, but their work in Harley Quinn: Road Trip Special #1 sits uneasily between the past and the present. There are hints here and there that suggest that Palmiotti and Connor know better than to lower themselves to the level of a Marvel Swimsuit Special, but they frequently do so any way. The actual script underneath the skin is solid, and the friendship the three villains share is believable and endearing when you scrape away the barrage of lame sapphic euphemisms. However, it's 2015. We shouldn't have to scrape at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Sep 18, 2015

    This was another in the long line of fun stories about Harley and company. Strongly recommended if you enjoy silly fun with a few hints of adult themes. Read Full Review

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