Harley Quinn #2

Harley Quinn #2

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Chad Hardin, Stephane Roux Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Harley and guest star Poison Ivy set out to rescue a bunch of cute puppies and kitties! What could possibly go wrong?

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 22, 2014

    This book continues to be an absolute joy. It'd be a bold lie to say I've had more fun with any other book DC publishes than I do with this one... just the boldest lie I could tell you. Harley, the art, the gallows humor, it's all right up my alley, and adding that Harley/Ivy element to this issue was just the cherry on top. Man, I love this book, I really, really do. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 22, 2014

    Madcap without bordering on the ludicrous, laugh out loud hilarious while still maintaining Harleys dignity and smarts, Harley Quinn #2 is easily one of the best single issues in many months from DC Comics, and I cant recommend it highly enough for anyone looking for that fun ride we hear is so hard to find these days. Its right here waiting for you. Climb aboard. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jan 24, 2014

    Harley Quinn fans will unlikely be let down by this issue and it continues to be a wonderfully fun read. While this issue has some problems in the story and the need for a supporting artist is unfortunate, it still manages to come out ahead. It continues to be a great alternative to other DC books and I can see the appeal for female readers. Thats wonderful as female readership needs to continue to grow. Harley Quinn #2 comes highly recommended and is worth a buy, just dont take it too seriously. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 22, 2014

    Harley Quinn #2 is an utter blast. It's a fun little romp with Harley and Poison Ivy with a great sense of humor and great visuals that help add to the experience. If you don't mind your humor darker than usual and with someone as zany as Harley, then you are in for quite a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Vanessa Deroo Jan 23, 2014

    This issue is to read with a fizzy drink and sweets for the sugar rush, and a Bikini Kill album to soundtrack the experience. A very fun one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jan 29, 2014

    Harley Quinn continues to be a fantastic series, with it keeping the fun and energetic style that has made Harley such a well loved character. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Jan 23, 2014

    All in all, I'll admit that I wasn't too excited for this comic. Sure, I love Harley and all, but after a disappointing first issue, I was concerned that the zero issue may have been the peak of the book. I was dead wrong and I am now fully on board for the immediate future. Harley Quinn is a book unlike DC's usual offerings and is genuinely fun, something sorely needed by the publisher. I wish it the best of luck, but if early sales are any indication, this book has the legs to make it in this screwed up world, even without me. And that's just what I like to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 23, 2014

    Harley Quinn #2 is another very solid chapter in this series. Next month will be a Valentine's Day issue and that should be a lot of fun. This is one of the most fun books of any publisher now and is doing a fantastic job of reinventing Harley Quinn for a modern audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 22, 2014

    These are minor quibbles in what is still a highly entertaining and witty book that puts our best gal in some preposterous, but hilarious, situations. Poison Ivy makes a welcome appearance, there are puppies and kitties galore and Harley is likable enough, the violence slapsticky enough, that she comes off as a bit more cartoonish than viciously brutal. Tonally, its a great melding of her original Bruce Timm/Paul Dini animated series appearance and her harder-edged New-52 persona and well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Jan 26, 2014

    Connor & Palmiotti provide another hilarious issue with the hint of violence. Hardin and Sinclair continues to give the readers beautiful arts in every panel that keeps you coming for more. A must buy issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 18, 2015

    Harley Quinn is certainly hitting the right sweet spot with what it's done in terms of humor and connecting to the familiar characters that populates her world. Giving us a little time with the Joker in some form is cute, but it's the Ivy time that really makes it work well overall. The dynamic between the two is fun and will be the real highlight here, but the book also does some fun stuff in establishing more of who works in the building Harley now owns and some of the small changes made throughout to the place, especially with what Ivy adds to it at the end. The series has some really fun moments throughout and it moves quickly, but not so fast that you feel like it's a breeze without any meaning. There's lots of great little moments that builds the whole and makes it a really engaging world right from the start that continues to leave you wanting to know more of how Harley will run this little patch of earth she has. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 25, 2014

    I take back any mean or nasty things I may have said about this new Harley Quinn series when I reviewed the first issue, because this second issue has warmed by cold, bitter heart! I thought the first issue was almost cliche in its set up of Harley's cozy new life. I was worried it was too 'paint-by-numbers'. This second issue relieves all my worries. This comic could actually be very fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 25, 2014

    This issue definitely sold me on Harley being the definitive FUN title for the DC Universe.  I had my doubts, but it just oozes a good time.  The writing was completely out there, and I mean that as a good thing, and Chad Hardin's artwork is completely different than anything else I've seen in comics lately, and completely compliments Harley Quinn.  Okay Conner, Palmiotti, and Hardin you've sold me, now keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jan 22, 2014

    The rest of the issue touches upon the ongoing string of subpar assassins being sent after Harley, for reasons which remain mysterious, but the majority of it focuses on her crusade to liberate dozens of soon to be euthanized critters from a local animal shelter. And so enters Poison Ivy, who aids Harley in her noble pursuit. What's sure to get fans' tongues wagging is the implication that Ivy and Harley are a little more than friends. It's been a popular theory before, and this creative team isn't the first to dance around the issue, but they certainly come the closest to taking a definitive stance. Indeed, one really has to try to ignore the not so subtle cues about the relationship. Really, really, really try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 21, 2014

    Don't get me wrong " Harley can exist without the Joker. But it's going to take more than a hijink-of-the-month to keep me interested. We all know Harley is a few cards short of a full deck, but it isn't clear whether readers should approach the title the same way. For all of the mayhem and murder, are we in on the joke or just hanging along for the ride? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 24, 2014

    In the end, "Harley Quinn" #2 is a comic where the villain both talks to a dead stuffed (partially burnt) beaver and saves shelter animals, even as she also brutally kills those who are trying to kill her first. She's a character that contains multitudes, and I feel like this book is doing a good job of juggling the different sides of the character. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 22, 2014

    I have high hopes for Harley Quinn, but it’ll need a real story and a better artist before it clicks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 26, 2014

    This could have been a really good issue, but it unfortunately falls far short of the mark and that is somewhat depressing, given the high hopes that I had for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 27, 2014

    You could do worse with your time than to read this issue, but it's definitely not DC's breakout comedy of the year Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GoCollect - @Tom_Kray Feb 13, 2014

    Harley Quinn #2 is not a bad issue; its just not particularly good either. While its funny in a cutesy sort of way, it losses the momentum built up in the first issue, which is particularly disappointing because I had been really anxious to my hands on this one. While events do unfold, theyre not connected to what has happened already nor do they seem particularly important on their own. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 24, 2014

    Harley is a great character, but reducing her an inane plot and dumb jokes is an affront to her fans and her creator. Read Full Review

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