Harley Quinn #3

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 15
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

It's Valentine's Day, and Harley is getting depressed watching happy couples walk by. Will a special gift from Poison Ivy turn things around for Harley?

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Mar 5, 2014

    A fun Valentine's story that'll appeal to any Harley Quinn fan with it also having it's usual lively tone. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 19, 2014

    Harley Quinn #3 is a great, zany comedy featuring a fun character. Connor and Palmiotti are writing Harley Quinn for a new generation. Old and new fans can get behind this woman. She's becoming more three dimensional and the comedy is spot on. I'm on the crazy train and I'm not hopping off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 19, 2014

    Another fantastic issue from a team thats just producing the right kind of synergy, Harley Quinn is the book I didnt know I wanted or needed, but in retrospect, I cant believe we could live without. Id hate to see its formula duplicated, but Id love to see more chances like this one taken. Its clearly paid off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 22, 2014

    Every and anything goes, and this is a good two steps forward for the title in some ways because it's easier to see why readers love Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 19, 2014

    Another really fun, entertaining, violent, and mildly inappropriate issue of Harley Quinn. While the issue was a great read, I don't think it was as funny as say issue #2, but to be honest, it just barely missed the mark. So far this book has been a joy to read, and you better believe Harley going up against a bus of love crazed serial killers, with nothing but garden tools, was pretty damn joyful to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Feb 19, 2014

    Harley Quinn #3 goes down a darker and more violent path this issue with dark humor that may not be for everyone. However, if it is for you, prepare to have a blast with a plethora of enjoyable gags. Definitely worth reading and getting if you are in a mood for something different or have been enjoying the series up until now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 19, 2015

    Holiday themed issues really aren't my thing since they tend to be time wasters that either force the main story into it or it just ejects the main story overall. Here, since there really isn't a main story outside of just watching Harley's life with a few assassination attempts to string things together for the moment, it's not as big of an issue and what we get is just seeing how she's coping without having that someone special in her life. There's some great dialogue between her and her stuffed beaver that's worth the price of admission alone and the action aspect is really well handled to make it fun and over the top. Similarly, I really liked the structure of the first few pages to tell the story with its layouts and black space. Overall, it's definitely not the best thing to do to have a holiday themed issue at issue three, bu the team here plays it right and keeps it light but still very much what the book is all about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Feb 22, 2014

    Connor & Palmiotti continues to carve this series into the New 52. It keeps me entertain every month and it is the funny book I look forward to month after month next to Red Lanterns. The hijinks violence and great art work put this issue on the top of my pile. If you need a Valentine release then pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 19, 2014

    A Valentine's Day themed issue feels like something that would be simply a novelty. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti show us that they can take the idea and turn it into a great moment in Harley's series. This is the type of story that others would not be able to pull off. Conner and Palmiotti and making this book shine with the moments of absurdity and it makes you let go of any hang ups over continuity and other comic-reading complaints. Chad Hardin's art is top notch and really he manages to capture each crazy moment in the story with ease. This title is quickly becoming one of my favorites each month. It's not often you can dive into a comic and fully enjoy the individual issue without having to worry about the rest of the comic universe. Let's hope this series continues for a long long time. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 24, 2014

    We continue the comical take on Harley into a greeting card holiday extravaganza.  While it's not a great issue, it is a lot of fun in an Amazing Stories, or Tales From The Crypt fashion.  The whole nobody loves me becomes running for your life because everyone wants a piece.  Good fun.  But I wonder what this series will be like in a more continuous story format.  For what it is I like it, and anyone who likes just desserts type of stories you'll enjoy it too.  So go check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Feb 25, 2014

    But, all that being said, I really want more from this book. Harley Quinn 3 is another great issue for this series, but I want a larger storyline to appear sooner rather than later. With fantastic character direction and art, it's only a matter of time before this book gets rolling and everybody realizes that they've been missing out on one of the most fun books being published today. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 1, 2014

    It was a fun adventure. Harley does chaos well, and Ivy's gift made a lot of sense. Even Harley impulsively eating the berries was well within character, if not wise. Then again, this is the woman who fell in love with the Joker... Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 20, 2014

    Still, all in all, I liked this issue. The story was better than the art, but it was still a better issue than last week's and that's good too. We also get some small amount of characterisation for a member of Harley's supporting cast, so that's another plus for this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 19, 2014

    Artist Chad Hardin and colorist Alex Sinclair provide Harley with a richly detailed and heavily saturated playground in which to have her psychotic adventures. Indeed, even when the story seemed to be at its weakest -- Harley takes nothing away from her ordeal other than "Do not eat more of those berries." -- the book's visuals are strong enough to carry you through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 22, 2014

    This issue was just one big bundle of silly fun, and I'm totally OK with that. Conner and Palmiotti don't seem all that concerned with any sort of overall plot, and instead just want to celebrate all manner of Harley shenanigans! That's turning out to be a very enjoyable comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 24, 2014

    Harley Quinn isn't a villain book. It's a character book where the lead happens to be the former girlfriend of the Joker. She will kill when necessary but for the most part she's just trying to make her way through life. It's a good one-shot to pick up and get an idea of what the character is all about. If you are looking for something fun to read with a touch of violence then this is one to check out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 24, 2014

    With this issue, I've hit my limit of Harley Quinn's murderous antics, not to mention the title's generally uninspired quality. Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Feb 24, 2014

    Harley Quinn #3 relies too heavily on stale, overused comedic tropes (like cop/donut jokes, for example), and save for the art, falls flat on its face. Harley is a great character, but does she really need her own series? I'm reminded of Venom when I read Harley Quinn. Marvel already tried the antihero route, and the result was a stagnation of an exciting and original character. Sadly, I see Joker's girlfriend as destined for a similar ending unless Conner and Palmiotti can get away from creating the situations for Harley's character to shine and instead let her stumble into the madness without their help. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    GoCollect - @Tom_Kray Feb 22, 2014

    On top of the flaws with Harley, the story is going for laughs, I see where the jokes are, but theyre just not funny. Cheesy puns are par for the course but that should be an endearing nod to her characters origin not the sole source of humor in the book. Read Full Review

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