DC/Looney Tunes: Harley Quinn/Gossamer #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Sholly Fisch Artist: Pier Brito, David Alvarez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
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A violent storm leaves a large crate washed up on the beach at Coney Island. When Harley breaks it open to see what's inside, she suddenly has a new playmate to add to her cast of friends-a large, furry, orange beast called Gossamer. It's all fun and games until a giant robot attacks them. But who sent it? Harley immediately suspects only one man, but is it really The Joker behind this destructive rampage?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Sep 1, 2018

    My favorite parts were how the writing and art teams came together not just for the main story but also the extra short story, which was done in almost a replicated style of the old school Looney Tunes shorts. This issue was truly enjoyable and makes me want to read the rest of the crossovers as well. As an introduction to this series, I am fully sold.Images courtesy of DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Aug 30, 2018

    Lots of fast-paced happenings, crazy fun stuff going on, and characters that work! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 5, 2018

    Overall,its a fun read, merging the world of the Looney Tunes with the greater DCUniverse. One might expect it to not work, but with the right writer on theright characters, it can, quite easily. If this were an ongoing project, I fearthe efforts might come across as forced, but with the occasional crossover, itbecomes a treat to be enjoyed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Aug 31, 2018

    A very cool and fun issue which blends in nicely to the current Harley run while also having a neat appearance from a fun, obscure Looney Tunes character! Its a keeper! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 29, 2018

    It's an oversized, top-notch issue of Harley Quinn that just happens to feature some Looney Tunes characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Aug 29, 2018

    Harley Quinn/Gossamer is a comic I figured I would enjoy, but that is still full of surprises. Bringing these characters together, especially with very distinct creative styles, was an exercise in understanding disparate universes and how they could work together. I had some reservations about some of the art, though overall this comic is still entertaining. Im a huge fan of mash-ups, comics-inclusive, and to see how this one played out was a joy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 1, 2018

    Dave Alvarez's drawing of Harley saves the day. It's unusual in these team ups that the lighter side wins over the deeper story, but in this case it is a ninth inning catch at the fence! Fisch's story makes so much more sense than the throwback "lost dog" movie that Harley is part of in "A Hairy Predicament". Here's hoping Harley and Poison Ivy can swim in deeper waters, and that Bugs Bunny will anchor one of these team-up soon! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Aug 29, 2018

    Gossamer may not be an A-list Looney Tunes character, but the writers are able to have a surprising amount of fun with him teaming up with Harley. The fact he doesn't talk pairs nicely with Quinn's persona, who tends to talk a little bit too much for her own good sometimes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 29, 2018

    Overall, Harley Quinn Gossamer Special #1 is a fun break from the usual insanity of the Harley Quinn world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 29, 2018

    If you stand back and look at it it's a fun little romp with a great backup. That said, the book is paced too slowly and it can be a chore to get through. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 29, 2018

    Believe it or not its the second half of this title, the shorter back up story, with some great art, that really steals the show here in this book. However, it's just not enough to push it over the top into something I would recommend to anyone, except the biggest of Harley fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Aug 29, 2018

    Overall, Harley Quinn & Gossamer #1, feels like a missed opportunity. The overarching story feels flooded with an unlikely match with even worse chemistry. This does provide a decent number of laughs but its' not enough to save the final product. The redeeming factor of this book, however, is the art. Brito beautifully shines with every panel and every interaction. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 29, 2018

    All things considered, Harley Quinn/Gossamer #1 is an incoherent comic book that's better left on the stands: there must be better stories out there that are worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Aug 29, 2018

    I'll admit I have had HQ fatigue for several years now but I'm glad I read this. Simple and Fun one and done.

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Sep 2, 2018

    New Harley fits right in with Looney Tunes, so this actually worked.

  • 8.0
    Comix4fever Sep 4, 2018

    There are some mistakes with the art but this is still fun!!!

  • 2.0
    Nihilist Aug 29, 2018

    Well, it's a Harley comic written by Palmiotti and Conner. What else did you expect? It's cheap fan fiction, and contrary to Harl's almost equally terrible regular solo series, this time there's no Frank Cho who could draw a beautiful variant cover, so I can say at least one positive thing about the issue.
    Remember cute crossovers of DC and Hanna-Barbera? Super Sons and Dynomutt, Aquaman and Jabberjaw? They were great. This one, on the other hand, is an abomination featuring everything wrong with post Dini/Timm Harley I can think of. And yes, that includes the black-red hair as well I loathe as much as New 52's Mr. Freeze retconned origin story and Rose Wilson poking hero own eye out. And guess what - all of them were fortunately fixed more

  • 6.5
    Grifter Aug 30, 2018

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