Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1

Writer: Katana Collins Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 33
8.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The Joker is dead, Bruce Wayne is behind bars...and Gotham City is just starting to redefine itself without Batman.
As Harley Quinn struggles to adjust to her new life as the mother of Jack Napier's twins, an elusive mastermind called the Producer seizes the moment to assemble a crew of villains-starting with the Starlet, a serial killer who murders Gotham's golden age film stars in homage to their silver screen roles.
When a recent, gruesome crime scene suggests a connection to The Joker, the GTO, and FBI agent Hector Quimby turn to Harley as the one person with information that could crack the case. With some help from Bruce more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Oct 23, 2020

    I also love the black and white art hints for issue #2 at the back of the book. This was a fun teaser, and it was really cool to see some of what's coming up. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 22, 2020

    Sean Murphy, Matteo Scalera and Katana Collins have started quite the storyline here for Harley. I'm excited to read the next issue of Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn and the next, and the next, and hope this Murphyverse continues to expand. If you have “knot” (there's your clue) read Murphy's prior White Knight series, it would be “good if you did”!  Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Oct 21, 2020

    White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn moves this world forward in new and interesting ways and shines a light on one of the best characters in this inventive take on the Batman mythos, and I couldn't recommend it more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 20, 2020

    Matteo Scalera does some great work with the art in the issue. There is a beautiful tone to it and it is as engaging as the story itself. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 20, 2020

    Batman: White Knight presents Harley Quinn #1 is a promising start to a series that has a lot to live up too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 19, 2020

    Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1 is a good start for fans of the series and may even convince those who fell off to come back. It may not be the best jumping on point, but the art and writing are top-notch, and I am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 20, 2020

    This first issue is laid back but a little rushed in how quickly Harley gets back into the game, and the last scene feels forced. Still, this Harley has a vintage Dini/Timm-verse feel. She's less crazy and violent than some versions, but prone to obsession and mood swings. I don't think this first issue is quite as polished as the two minis before it, but fans of the universe will enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 22, 2020

    Despite my misgivings over the opening flashback, I found myself enjoying this book immensely. I am looking forward to the next issue. Fans of the world of White Knight will be deeply satisfied by this series, as will Harley Quinn fans who delight in a Harleen Quinzel that is an evil genius only playing at being a blonde bimbo. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Corbin Nelson Feb 11, 2021

    If I were rating White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn in the context of all four current issues, it'd have a higher score. But alone, even if it does have the potential for an enjoyable mystery, issue #1 is mostly a by the book setup with enough heart and great art to elevate it. Regardless, if this were a police procedural streaming series, I'd watch the crap out of it. I'm intrigued to see where the mystery goes, and how clever of a caper/whodunnit it develops into. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 20, 2020

    Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn is a good first issue that Harley Quinn fans can't miss. It's a defining new story arc for Harley Quinn that feels all-new and untethered from the main continuity. It's exciting to see a new take on the character, though this issue can't escape the baggage of previous story arcs. That said, if you've enjoyed Sean Murphy's Elseworlds Batman you'll love this new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 22, 2020

    It's the weakest offering of the White Knight series ,but manages to justify its existence as a horse of a different color. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 22, 2020

    Solid character work, an intriguing plot hook, and richly textured art start off White Knight: Harley Quinn with a very fine first issue. Read Full Review

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