Future State: Harley Quinn #2

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Simone Di Meo, Toni Infante Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 23
8.0Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Harley Quinn has gained Jonathan Crane’s trust, everything is going according to plan, and she is getting close to making her escape. But Black Mask and his gang are continuing to undermine the Magistrate and push Crane closer to the edge, where he will become the Scarecrow once more. Will Harley be able to defeat the Scarecrow and stop the Black Mask Gang? If she’s going to secure her freedom and save Gotham’s future, she’ll have to!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Feb 6, 2021

    Future State has given readers many tales featuring their favorite heroes, but in new ways and in new worlds that they've yet to adapt to. If anyone's a queen of adaptability, it's Harley, and she proves it in all her comics. If this is any indication of how her story will go, and how we see her going forward, I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 3, 2021

    The whole issue is just a great turn from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Marina Z. Feb 2, 2021

    Future State: Harley Quinn #2 is the final issue in this miniseries, and it's a strong ending. Phillips writes Harley Quinn in such an incredible way and creates an entirely self-contained story in just two issues. And with the talents of DiMeo, Infante, Bonvillain, and Peteri, the art is stunning as well. Future State: Harley Quinn is a must-read for Harley fans and anyone who wants to see what the appeal of her character is. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 3, 2021

    So, this issue is pretty great too. Phillips writes a nice script and the art is pretty good as well. It wraps up a bit too quickly for me, as I feel like there is so much that could have been explored. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 2, 2021

    Keeping the intrigue of the first issue, DC's Future State - Harley Quinn #2 brings in action and even a few classic Harley antics for an entertaining story packed once more with stellar art that feels like a natural fit for the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 2, 2021

    Tamra Bonvillain delivers with her color panels. A dizzying array of colors set against a darkened palate perfectly encompasses the passion and depth of Harley Quinn's world. While more muted colors are perfect for the mind of Jonathan Crane. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 2, 2021

    This was really more of a tease than anything for Phillips' solo run, and I don't think this two-part flash-forward quite showed off 100% of the potential. But this take on Harley is both new and familiar, and I can't wait to see it fleshed out long-term by a talented writer like Phillips. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 2, 2021

    Future State: Harley Quinn #2 is a great second issue that wraps up the story quite nicely. It's a solid read that builds upon this new Gotham nicely. It's nice to see a story more focused on Harley's smarts and background in psychology than just her goofy sense. The comic still delivers some solid humor despite the setting and world bringing the laughs and leaving us wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Feb 2, 2021

    Fluid and confident, Future State: Harley Quinn #2 is an appropriately chaotic climax for this unlikely team-up of dastardly doctors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Feb 9, 2021

    Harley's stories, past, present, or Future State are about more than just heroes and villains. These stories show the reader so many of the things that people deal with every day and with a healthy mix of the annoyances we all face, in the feelings, we are all guilty of seeing in others and not ourselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Feb 2, 2021

    Future State: Harley Quinn #2 may not be the most elegantly executed comic, but it makes for a great proof of concept for where writer Stephanie Phillips is taking Harley next. And thanks to an immensely talented art team, the book is one of the most visually striking of the Future State line. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 4, 2021

    A somewhat older Harley Quinn serves the new legal authority of Gotham City as a criminal profiler ... and that is clearly a wonderful idea with no room for it to go wrong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Feb 3, 2021

    While Future State: Harley Quinn #2 is not quite as exciting as the first book in the series, I maintain that it is very difficult to write a two-shot. Stephanie Phillips is to be credited for her insistence on a powerful, intelligent Harley who is more than capable of toying with and then discarding some of Batman's lesser rogues. Even in the Future State, Harley Quinn is a force of nature. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 2, 2021

    This was probably the best case scenario for such an abbreviated arc, but Future State Harley Quinn serves as a better introduction to Phillips take on the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 2, 2021

    If the intent was to paint Harley Quinn as a calculating, heartless, sociopath, mission accomplished.Bits and Pieces:Future State: Harley Quinn #2 is an uneven ending to a better-than-average Future State title. The art is consistently bizarre, and the story wraps up on an ugly note. If you like a comic where everyone is terrible and they all do terrible things to each other, this one is for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 2, 2021

    I feel like I didn't have much good to say above, and I think that's fair, but I didn't hate reading this. I wanted it to be better, but I still think Phillips has shown a lot of promise overall, and I'm anxious to see what she and Rossmo do once they're outside of this Future State box. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Feb 2, 2021

    Overall the series isn't the worst from the Future State titles but it is the weakest. This could be the creative team trying to do too much with too little. It would be interesting to see what one or two extra issues would have changed the creative team's approach or it would just be the same and rushed over the extra issues instead. Read Full Review

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