Harley Quinn #14

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Everyone knows that Harleys not quite over her last ex-boyfriend. Can she really open her heart to another man? Well, Mason Macabres not like any other guy shes known beforeand not just because he hasnt tried to kill her yet!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jan 28, 2015

    Harley Quinn #14 is a great issue and start to this new arc. The story is very enjoyable and perfectly captures the discomfort and frustration that come along with a person's day going wrong in almost every way. Harley is great, the writing is strong, and the artwork is lovely. There's really not much more to say on this. If you aren't reading this series and missing out on the fun, it's time to correct that mistake. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 28, 2015

    Harley Quinn #14 is a perfect jumping-on point for anyone curious to see what all the fuss about this title is. It perfectly encapsulates why the character has taken on such a massive fan base, and showcases all the major tenants that this series is built around. For ongoing readers, who knows that this book works best as a series of loosely connected one-shots, it was a nice break from the longer story arcs before she embarks on a quest to "harmonificate" her life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 29, 2015

    Light on story, this book doesn't further any major plot points, but is nonetheless a series of highly varied and fun vignettes that carry Harley from her waking moments to the end of a very long day. And it does this with style and substance–both fun and heart–as we can expect from the team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti at their best. With gorgeous clean art from Chad Hardin and sumptuous colors from Alex Sinclair, this book is visually satiating as well. Next month's solicits promise us all this is about to boil over and potentially have a real impact, though, so we'll have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 29, 2015

    This issue is a great reminder of everything that was left hanging before Power Girl crashed the party the last bunch of issues. Palmiotti and Conner give us an issue that's great for newcomers, but a little repetitive for longtime fans.  It's mostly setup, but it's fun setup.  Harley is trying to get her life together and I'm sure it's no surprise that things don't go quite as planned.  It will all continue next issue and I'll be there with my ass on the floor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 31, 2015

    The new issue of Harley Quinn is a classic 'day in the life' type of issue, and I love these. Every comic should have the occasional 'day in the life' issue to better explore its characters, so that the reader can get to know them on a personal level. Harley Quinn has had a lot of scenes and stories like this, with Harley's personal life the real focus of the book over any sort of costumed shenanigans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Feb 4, 2015

    Everybody has a boring day, sometimes. Of course, Harley Quinn's boring days would drive most members of the bomb squad straight to Arkham Asylum out of pure stress. Perhaps the most ordinary aspect of Harley Quinn #14 is that Harley is, in fact, enjoying (if you can call it that) her own day. Neither Power Girl nor Poison Ivy nor any other guest star intrudes on the events of this particular episode, which begins with Harley being awakened by Egghead's rampaging body and rapidly proceeds to a plumbing emergency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jan 31, 2015

    This was fun, and, even if Harley isn't thrilled with how everything turns out, it's a good issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2015

    That being said, it is interesting to see the writers explore different facets of Harley's character throughout the issue. She isn't just her typical goofball self. We see a sentimental side as she defends an innocent woman from thieves. We even see her revert to a completely normal and lucid state as she rises to the challenge in her new job. You have to wonder if moments like that are building to something bigger for Harley. Using Marvel's current Deadpool comic as a gauge, there could be real potential in exploring Harley's serious side and the resulting tension that arises in her fractured mind. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Feb 2, 2015

    Still, pretty art can't save a comedy fallen flat. Whilst Harley Quinn #14 is undoubtedly catnip for the initiated, if it isn't tailor-made to your sense of humor, it's a disappointing read. Although this one-shot is a fairly accessible jumping-on point for new readers, it's still a straightforward story with little to offer outside of (in this case, missed) comedic value. A cringeworthy sitcom in comic-book form, Harley Quinn #14 is a wildly inconsistent representation of a character that writers still struggle to define. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Jan 29, 2015

    I really want to like the New 52s Harley Quinn series. However, the writers of this book have yet to capture Harley in the manner she rightly deserves. Lets hope that this series takes a turn for the better in the very near future. If not, this character is doomed to a future full of subpar jokes and weak plot lines. Read Full Review

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