DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1
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DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1

Writer: Maris Wicks, Paul Dini, James Patrick Artist: Yvel Guichet, Rob Haynes, Joseph A Quinones Jr., Ronnie Del Carmen, Bruce Timm Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Joker's deadly sweetie stars in this new title collecting BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, JOKER'S ASYLUM II: HARLEY QUINN #1, and stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #14, COUNTOWN #10, BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #30 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1.

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 11, 2014

    It's a nice ensemble of Harley Quinn stories for the price, but Mad Love‘s absence is felt and Batman: Harley Quinn #1 looks like it was scanned in low-resolution. Otherwise, I think fans of the character will have a wonderful time reading these amusing tales of Quinn's misadventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 6, 2014

    In the end, this package is mixed at best. It does offer a nice glimpse of who Harley is and why she was a more entertaining character prior to the New 52. But it's by no means a comprehensive look at the character. I would have liked to see some of Dini's later work from his Detective Comics run included where Harley made a go at an honest, Joker-free lifestyle. Or better yet, a reprint of the full, hard-to-find Harley & Ivy mini-series. This issue is a decent, if pricey primer on all things Harley, but newly converted fans will have a lot of other reading to do afterward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    olliequeen Feb 10, 2014

    The first story is by far the best. It really captures the Animated series feel of the characters. The other stories were descent.

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Jun 2, 2018

    While the eponymous story, first in the book, was meant to be the selling point of the TP, I can't stop thinking it falls short compared to Mad Love, ironically written by Dini as well. It's not a bad comic, and sure has couple of great moments - it's just... not Mad Love, I guess, and lacks its somewhat innocent charm so characteristic to anything directly related to Batman: The Animated Series. Call it a soft reboot, call it a supplementary story, it's all right, but not phenomenal, and in many regards it feels like a step back from Mad Love.

    It's The Bet, from Gotham Knights #14 that sold me - it's short, straight to the point, and captures friendship of Harley and Ivy at its peak, long before it was ruined and replaced with c more

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