Harley Quinn #23

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Craig Rousseau Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 14, 2002 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Harley's missing in action following her fatally bizarre adventure "down under." Now we find out what it’s like to live in a "World Without Harley." So whom do we focus on instead? Well, Martian Manhunter, naturally. Seems J'onn J'onzz has picked up a new client in his guise as a private detective. But not everything is as it seems. So what's all this got to do with our Miss Quinzel? You won't believe the answer.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 20, 2002

    I'm a big fan of the Martian Manhunter, so I imagine I found this issue far more enjoyable than a reader who only has a passing familiarity with the character. Still, while the issue doesn't feature much Harley Quinn action for her fans to enjoy, the story did a nice job building up her return, as while it's not exactly surprising the learn the second presence was Harley, the issue does a solid job of detailing the steps that J'Onn makes to uncover this fact. The idea that Harley lacks a body to call home is also a rather novel situation for the character to overcome, as the only other character that I believe is faced with a similar problem is everyone's favorite deceased circus acrobat, Deadman. It should be interesting to see how Karl Kesel resolves this situation before his departure, and having the Martian Manhunter on hand is certainty a welcome touch. My only problem with the story is that it makes certain elements more complex than they really needed to be (e.g. the side-plot i Read Full Review

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