Harley Quinn #0
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Harley Quinn #0

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson, Art Baltazar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 36 User Reviews: 19
8.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

This bombastic debut issue features art by award-winning illustrators including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson, Art Baltazar and othersbut will any of them measure up to the exacting standards of the Clown Princess of Crime? Dont miss the thrilling return of Harley Quinn in her own monthly series!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Nov 22, 2013

    If Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti can maintain the quality, this will be a great, humorous and, more importantly, fun series. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this issue and find almost nothing bad to say about it. The controversy was silly and shouldn't offend (though I'm sure someone will be). Hopefully the fourth wall continues to be crushed but I'll nevertheless be back for issue one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Nov 20, 2013

    Just when you thought you were just having a giggle at Harleys expense, Conner and Palmiotti get crafty and sneak some plot into the last two pages. Next issue well be moving with Harley to Coney Island, and no doubt shell have a nice, quiet time with her normal neighbors and not get into any trouble at all. The DC Universe is full of dark heroes and villains and people on the fence;Harley Quinn is here to remind us all that the darkness can be funny too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 20, 2013

    Harley is back in her own series and Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are setting the stage for her return. We've seen Harley go through a bit of a transformation in the New 52 and this issue shows they understand who she is at her core. As a zero issue, the series blasts off into a crazy and wacky beginning with a party atmosphere with all the artists contributed their takes on her. This issue will make you laugh and it will make it clear you'll never know what to expect in the series. Perfect for a character like Harley. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 20, 2013

    I knew what to expect going in, but Harley Quinn #0 exceeded all expectations with its insane fourth-wall-breaking antics, supplemented by some of the best artists in the biz. While this issue isn't a representation of what the title will be like going forward, it reintroduces New 52 readers to something the New 52 has lacked, and that's fun. Albeit that fun is insane, maniacal, amoral and just generally over the top in every way shape and form. But what else would you expect from Harley Quinn? Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Mark Povelaitis Nov 21, 2013

    Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti craft an excitingly fashionable tale that is genuinely funny and satirical. With the help of 17 phenomenal artists, Harley Quinn #0 begins the series on the just the right foot, leaving the reader begging for more. And just which of those artists will be the ongoing series penciller? You'll have to read to find out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    GoCollect - @octii_pies Nov 21, 2013

    While I know its mostly for quality and publishing reasons, I am really, really upset that this series is only going to be monthly. I want more already! I wanted more and started writing this piece when I got to the 3rd artist! Just like how Harley is 10 outta 10, this issue is a 5 outta 5. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Nov 25, 2013

    If you've read the credits for this comic, like me you're astonished at the sheer artistic overkill that has been brought to bear here. But the thing is, bearing in mind what I just told you about the "story" in this issue, it's perfect as we get an INSANE variety of comic art page after page and it's almost a laugh a minute and equal parts destruction and chaos as well " a perfect Harley cocktail. All leading to a nice little twist at the end that serves to set up the creative team and the setting for the new series (Woohoo! She's leaving Gotham!) and a promise to cease breaking the fourth-wall from now (which I hope is a lie!!), it's a riot and one I'd heartily recommend for anyone who's been missing something truly enjoyable from DC for a while. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Nov 20, 2013

    For me this was the perfect issue, amazing story telling full with good comedy and funny inside jokes. As a fan it's great to see so many artists come to put together such a unique effort to help something great for the readers. Conner and Palmiotti are definitely great fits for this series and after reading this I'm more than excited to see what this series has in store. This is the must have issue of the week, go pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 16, 2015

    If this had just been a one-off book, it would have been a great special that would be referenced regularly and loved, even if it might end up as just kind of cultish. That it's the start of a larger series that's going strong and showing the company a way to have more fun and gain more of a following is just impressive as hell and has me really interested in checking out more of what's to come. With so many favorite artists involved here and some great wit and humor from a writing team that I've enjoyed a lot over the years, Harley Quinn starts off in great hands and it's hard to imagine it faltering in a big way based on past experience. That they got as many artists involved here as they did and play and poke at so many of them and DC Comics in general just makes it even more rich, and making it a must-own book. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 20, 2013

    Harley Quinn #0 is utterly fantastic and blast to read. It's funny, wonderfully drawn from a parade of talented artists, Harley Quinn herself is enjoyable as a loveable baddie, and the perfect contrast to everything that DC has been putting out recently. Fans of the character and people who just want something different from this company should get this immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 20, 2013

    Loved it, I fell head over heals for this comic. This issue was Harley at her best, in whatever context you deem fit to talk about. I want more of this kind of perfect blend of silliness and humour mixed in with the trademark goofy Harley/Joker action. Jimmy, Amanda, and the entire army of artists have done a fantastic job here, and I can't wait to see the “results” in next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Nov 22, 2013

    I had high hopes for this issue and it did not disappoint. This was fantastic in every sense of the word and showcased the talents of the artists very well. Each page dedicated to a specific artist to show what they are best at and for me that is a check in the win column. Let's hope that this kind of great fun is carried over into the ongoing series because if it does Harley might well help to save the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jun 26, 2014

    This one's hard to rate because it is a redux, but if you're coming to the material for the first time, it's a 10/10. The additional content is a solid value even if the presentation is a bit hard on the eyes, but unless you really want all this behind-the-scenes stuff you don't need to buy it again. Would have also liked to have seen more sketch work to maybe fill in some of the more glaring gaps and balance those walls of text. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Dec 2, 2013

    One of the most unique zero issues that I've ever read this was a brilliant introduction for new fans of Harley Quinn as well as a brilliant story for old fans. It would have an array of wonderful artists all vying for the job of drawing Harley on a regular basis with the tone being simply perfect for her character. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue and if the series continues with this tone it's bound to become a hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 26, 2013

    While not being ones conventional comic, this was a great way to pull fans in.  Guess what everybody.  I think I found my new fun book.  In a DCU where everything seems to be dark, and miserable, this title with all the murder, and chaos, that this character is bound to bring could be the light hearted delight I was waiting for.  So see you next month, and we'll find out if the merriment continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 20, 2013

    While the issue doesn't really let us know what the series is about, but it does answer us what kind of tone the series is taking and I love it. The issue ends with where the series is going next, and a promise that Harley is not breaking the fourth wall anymore. It's cool and all that we know where the series is going, but I don't mind the character breaking fourth wall at all. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 21, 2013

    It's a sizzling start for a character who should be in the top tier - instead of being another second banana. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Nov 21, 2013

    By skipping a repeat of Harleys origin and cranking out a stunning display by a multitude of great artists, this team has crafted a rare gift. Dont skip over this one! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 20, 2013

    For Harley Quinn fans, this is definitely up your alley and you are going to want to pick this up. The bitter taste from what has been done to her thus far in the New 52 was washed away. She doesn't look like old Harley Quinn but she definitely SOUNDS like the old Harley. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Nov 20, 2013

    Overall, the series could fail after this one issue but it wouldn't take away from the humor and enjoyment factor. The conversations between the writers and Harley were funny and the situations she ended up in lived up to the Harley standards. The art is where this book shines and really should be picked up for that alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 15, 2014

    If the plotlines that were thrown about show any promise about the possibilities and direction, it could be one very humorous and crazy ride " even if the authors don't stick to their word about the fourth wall. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 20, 2013

    Harley Quinn #0 is light on plot and heavy on goofy antics. It;s a nice change of pace for a character who has been too mired in darkness lately, even if the humor is a little too specific to comic industry inside jokes at times. And each page with its new artist is a sight to behold. As long as the writers focus less on fourth wall-breakage and more on actual plot when the series truly begins, this should be a comic well worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - 2 Comic Nerds Nov 22, 2013

    Harley Quinn #0 is a very memorable issue and certainly one that will be brought up any time anyone mentions Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Nov 21, 2013

    #0 is a very entertaining book, but doesn't completely give readers a grip on who Harley is as a character Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 20, 2013

    The page-by-page shift in artists and Harley's commentary about their style and the increasingly absurd situations they plant her in is really fun for the most part, but it did get a little repetitive for me near the end and I was just ready for the real story to begin (it won't until issue #1, by the way). Still, there are more than enough funny lines and terrific artwork on display to make this an oddly entertaining done-in-one comic for Harley Quinn fans. And I also have to applaud Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiottt, and all other parties involved for doing something so experimental. A creative approach like this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 20, 2013

    I know the Harley Quinn book won’t be this odd, but issue #0 has hooked me into reading what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Nov 20, 2013

    Conner, Palmiotti, and Hardin have something fun planned (Harley's own words), and it will be good to see some actual fun in the DC Universe again. While Harley's habit of breaking the Fourth Wall was a one-time thing here to give the reader a feel of what the book is about, it's a near shame of the missed opportunities with the talent on board here that can't follow Harley into her ongoing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Andrew Sanford Nov 25, 2013

    As you can tell, I enjoyed the book, but a fair criticism is that this book doesn't really give the reader much of a feel for what the series itself is going to be. I would presume the humorous, breaking the fourth wall tone will continue but that is a presumption on my part. I will be trying issue 1 but expect it to be different from this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Nov 21, 2013

    Overall, it's hard to judge "Harley Quinn" #0 as representative of the new series, and the fact that it is not #1 makes a lot of sense. It is not remotely like a typical issue of any comic book series, with constant fourth wall breaking and the dozen-odd artists. The story is non-existent, but that's not the reason anyone will be picking up this book. It helps that Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti keep the whole thing very tongue in cheek, and don't try to make some big serious story fit in with all the different art styles. This book has one of the best collections of artists in recent memory, and balances the big names like Jim Lee and Walter Simonson, and newer talents like Becky Cloonan and Jeremy Roberts. "Harley Quinn" #0 is the most unique book DC has put out all year, and brings a ton of attention onto a fan favorite character, and for those reasons it's worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 21, 2013

    This comic book doesn't give you much to go on for the long term. Is Quinn going to be an evil villain? Will the character take more of a bad-girl heroine turn? Will the book play towards comedy or drama? Is the answer somewhere in the middle of everything? This comic book doesn't give you much of a hint, but what it does give you is a who's who of artwork with some funny one-liners here and there that are sure to bring a smile to your face. It's a comic book and it is entertaining. What more else are you looking for? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 20, 2013

    "Harley Quinn" #0 is a strange little flight of fancy, a one-off celebration of the character of Harley Quinn rather than a definitive start to her series. And all in all, I must say that it's an entertaining way to ease the readers back in. Those interested in the ongoing story of Harley can wait until next month to pick up "Harley Quinn" #1, but if you don't mind a deliberately silly romp with some drop-dead gorgeous art (there's not a bad page in the bunch), well, stop on by now and drink in the craftsmanship. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 20, 2013

    It’s a fun little, visual adventure meant to take us into the Harley Quinn series, and while the art is amazing and a pleasant tribute to artists alike in celebration of their talents and uniqueness, it’s a shame that it had to be bogged down by cumbersome writing, and at least they promised no more breaking the fourth wall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 6, 2013

    Another issue is the fact it appears the shtick used here - Harley as an Ambush Bug-esque figure who's aware she's a comic-book character - might not be the main mode for subsequent issues. The final scene promises a different focus, so I'm left wondering if this zero issue will actually prove to be a fair sample of what we can expect in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Nov 21, 2013

    A solid but disposable book for any Harley fan interested in seeing their beloved manic in the hands of a slew of talented artists. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 15, 2013

    Again, a great idea but unnecessary for a book. For completists only. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Nov 26, 2013

    Why take this so seriously? Because Harley Quinn is better placed than any other character at DC (yes, including Batman) to entice new readers and appeal to a wide range of audiences. She's in comics and video games, she's a cosplay stalwart, the Joker's squeeze, a disgraced professional, and a young person trying to redefine herself despite herself. She could be DC's Hawkeye, better even, a buzz-generating aesthetic experiment with laughs and heart. But instead she's batted back and forth between industry in-jokes, less Inside Baseball, more Inside Tetherball, while all the cool nerds laugh at how nobody outside comics gets it. We're better than this. Read Full Review

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