Harley Quinn #23

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Its all-out action on two fronts as the Gang of Harleys must split up to tackle two missions at the same time! Zena Bendemovas vendetta against Harley has to be stopped before innocents are caught in the crossfireand they have to bust Mason Macabre out of prison before he gets killed! Theres no way Harley will be ready for this shocking twist ending, thoughThis issue features open-to-order variant covers by Bruce Timm that will be shipped in opaque polybags.

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Dec 17, 2015

    As brilliant and necessary as the work that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are doing on Batman is, it's readily apparent and easy to point to their tackling of issues like the militarization of police forces and the catastrophic harm that institutionalized racism is causing to black children. It's a much steeper -and perhaps even more rewarding- hill to climb to bear out the value of sharp and necessary satire delivered as transgressive humour. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 16, 2015

    Harley's leaping from one boiler to another when all the current men in her life find themselves in hot water. This is the bloodiest, most violent issue of Harley Quinn yet, but it's only mildly gratuitous: much of the gore serves the story well and even though I'm no fan of Mason Macabre, I found myself fearing for his life. You also won't want to miss being in on the cliffhanger turn of events. Even knowing what's coming, I didn't exactly see it happening quite like this! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Dec 24, 2015

    This one is a 4 star book for the art, the story and the fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 17, 2015

    It's highly possible you can guess what the cliffhanger is, but you know that I prefer to not spoil final pages for the most part. I'll just say that it will likely make for an exciting next few months for this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Dec 18, 2015

    Well, I needed another bad-girl book to buy on regular basis, and I guess Harley Quinn is it. And I think I came onboard at just the right time, as she may even have found a new man to call "Puddin'". I hope he survives being her Baye. Odds are long against it, unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 19, 2015

    This is still a fun comic, and deserves the popularity its attained. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 17, 2015

    This series has been dealing with some recurring pacing problems that persist for another month. This issue once again wraps up one conflict in its first half before shifting gears to a completely unrelated conflict in the second. Perhaps the best thing that could happen to the book is that it shift towards more of a standalone, one-and-done format while still building its ongoing plot threads. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Paul DePaola Dec 22, 2015

    There aren't many out there like Harley Quinn right now. This book continues in the zany styling that has come before it. While the two halves don't do much for the other, they are still fun stories. I just would've liked to see some connection between the two to make a more cohesive whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Dec 17, 2015

    I'm going to give this issue an ok rating. I like Harley as always and it was a fun enough read. But there seems to be some zing missing from the recent issues and I think it is starting to catch up with the book. Read Full Review

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