Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5

Writer: Katana Collins Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The Producer’s scheme is in motion, and the GTO is on high alert as Gotham’s hope of a peaceful new horizon begins to collapse. Rattled and recovering from a close encounter with Starlet, Harley examines whether her complicated past with villainy is a burden or a boon to her new identity. She weighs two final options: break all ties and retire to a quiet life, or embrace the chaos, risk, and responsibility of protecting the people and the place that created her. The choice itself may be fantasy, as a targeted attack on Harley ends in tragedy and drives Bruce to a reckless decision that could extend his prison sentence indefinitely.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Feb 26, 2021

    Hands down worth every read… reread… etc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 23, 2021

    However, this issue had some many layers to it. Harley is a pearl strung together with Ivy, Joker/Jack, Bruce, her children….and her original children. You'll cry!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Feb 23, 2021

    Up until now, Harley has been able to keep her old self in check. But, after the events in Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5, we may see the Harley of old make a comeback.     Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 23, 2021

    Scalera delivers some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. Not only are there great character moments, but there is some thrilling action as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Feb 24, 2021

    I can't compliment this series enough, and it seems to only be getting better. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 3, 2021

    There is no much on the line for the leading players, and I can't wait to see how it ends in next month's swan song. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    The penultimate issue of this spin-off from the White Knight verse is one of the best issues yet, with chaotic twists at every turn and the surprising appearance of several fan-favorites. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 25, 2021

    The penultimate issue of White Knight: Harley Quinn increases the stakes and emotional payoff of this little spinoff that grew into its own story in a very organic fashion, giving us a real sense of intensity going into the finale of this very well-crafted series. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 23, 2021

    Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5 tosses in a bunch of cameos and makes a lot of nice, but ultimately doesn't make much progress on the story. The art is good, and honestly, everything about the book is skillfully done, but cameos and Easter Eggs are a poor substitute for story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Corbin Nelson Mar 2, 2021

    Issue #5 of White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn isn't as frustrating or tedious as the past couple of issues in the series. And the art has started to mix things up a bit " even if it doesn't reach the beautimous heights of the first issues. The Starlet is still a wet plop of a villain, but at least this time around she catalyzes some melodramatic action. Still, unless there's some brilliant twist I'm not foreseeing, the series has squandered its intriguing mystery/whodunnit potential. And, sadly, there isn't much left to enjoy now that the intrigue is gone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Afre Feb 23, 2021

    With this Future State -nonsense DC has been releasing these past months, this book is currently the only one I'm really invested in. While I really liked this one, I'm a bit annoyed hopw miss-leading the cover is. As a huge Red Hood fan, it's a bit disappointing to see Jason here when they aren't really doing anything with him. That seems to change in the next issue.

    And the biggest annoyance is that due to Murphyverse being so different, I'm really interested to see Jason's backstory.

    But that problem aside, it's still a really strong series. Collins writes Harley so well and this version is so much better than the one we have in the main universe.

  • 3.0
    fenixalasnegras Feb 23, 2021

    I'm not a big fan of this series, except when they sat on Harley, the only thing I can say is that I don't get caught. The cover is tricky they make Jason Todd fans believe that there will be a part for this character, but one they draw him as if he were older than Bruce two is stupid the way Bruce catches him to escape. And from there they focus on Harley a character I'm not a fan of, maybe I'm being tough in qualifying, but blame DC for trying to get my attention to this book with tricks.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Mar 4, 2021

    " You might know this, Harley... But i love you, too. Maybe more than Jack. Because i love the dark and light sides of you."
    - JOKER

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Feb 24, 2021

    White Knight Harley may have lost some of her initial momentum, but the book still is an entertaining and immersive read worth picking up. The main plot thickens every issue, and focuses only more on the theme of maternity, serving us more than few parallels between the main characters involved in the story. There is this triangle of mothers, each impacting their children in a different way. On top of it, Collins brings in the concept of masks we all wear depending on situation, which makes me think of Ferdydurke, except contary to it, it's written in a way accessible enough not to require a shot of LSD to make something out of it.

    Overall I enjoy this comic. At this point it's pretty clear what and how it is. If you didn't like more

  • 8.5
    BitchWitcher Feb 23, 2021

  • 8.5
    Josecab79 Feb 23, 2021

  • 8.5
    saintseiya010101 Mar 5, 2021

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Mar 16, 2021

  • 8.0
    haniballecto Feb 23, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 11, 2021

  • 7.5
    Magik Feb 24, 2021

  • 7.5
    Silver Rocket Mar 13, 2021

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Feb 23, 2021

  • 7.0

  • 1.0
    Bat-ears99 Feb 23, 2021

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