Harley Quinn #4

Harley Quinn #4

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Meet Harleys new neighbors, and shudder at the horrifying realization that they are so twisted they make her seem like the normal one on the block!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 19, 2014

    This book is insane. Absolutely insane, this might have been the craziest issue yet, and in Harley's case, the crazier the better. When you take all of this issue's absurdities and marry them with the pitch perfect art, you get one hell of an enjoyable read. In a world of super serious superhero books that tell similar stories over and over again, few titles put a smile on my face as much as Harley does.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 19, 2014

    HARLEY QUINN is an absurdly fun book. Sometimes you just want a comic you can read and enjoy. Too many comics these days can be grim or so immersed in a quagmire of continuity issues, it's refreshing to be able to read a comic and simply be entertained. My wish is for Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti to have an extremely long run on this title. Stephane Roux's art and Paul Mounts' colors complement the script in all the right ways. This comic may not change the fate of the world but it could just change the way you think about comics and reading enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 20, 2014

    This is a slow roast of a title for me, though I'd like to think for the public at large, it's a polarizing one. Some may love it, and some may hate it. As a fan of the character, I'm taking this title issue by issue, holding onto my deeper critiques until it's clear what Conner and Palmiotti are up to. In the meantime, Harley Quinn is a fun read that might turn some off " some might think it's hot while others might think it's not " and there's plenty of potential here for amazing things. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 19, 2014

    This series is consistently a good time, and this issue is no exception.  We seem to be moving towards an ongoing story by the end of the issue, and it seems hilarious the amount of things that Harley seems to take on, and still try to have a normal life.  Well a normal life with a hit put out on her.  Conner and Palmiotti continue to put a smile on my face, and seem like they generally enjoy everything they do with this title.  Go check it out, all the cool kids are doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 22, 2014

    Overall, not as satisfying an issue as I was looking for, but it is still decent. Some good twists in the story here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 24, 2015

    Harley Quinn doesn't advance the larger plot here overall, but it does have fun with events in general as she plays her Quinzel role. That leads to a silly caper with the kind of sitcom ending to it that's definitely appropriate – you can practically hear the laugh track – but it also provides a skewed look at the simple modern family in a sense. Harley's insights from time to time are good and I like some of what gets dealt with in terms of how she has to costume herself up to be normal, and I'm intrigued by what she has Tony doing. The book also sets up things to come with the next patient she's dealing with as he gets his history laid out here with plans to force her to help with his issues, and that could be a good bit of wacky fun the next time around. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 21, 2014

    Harley Quinn #4 has no problems in the fun and silly department but it is starting to wear me out. Without more emphasis on a over arching story, it's become formulaic. I need more than that. However the art is great and the cover is the best so far. I'm still really into the series as a Harley Quinn fan and have no issue with continuing to purchase it. More casual fans might have problems but with real effort visible in attempting to make Harley new, yet the same, it's impossible to call this a bad comic. Also, I'm still pulling for her and Tony to get together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 19, 2014

    Perhaps it's the situation-of-the-month feel to Harley Quinn #4 that's holding it back. This time around, we get to see a day in the life of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, nursing home counselor. Despite her medical credentials -- and this comes as no surprise, she is woefully ill-equipped on a mental level to deal with other people's problems, and she winds up kidnapping an allegedly (but not truthfully) neglectful family based on the faulty recollections of a grandmother with Alzheimer's. While this could have been prime ground for exploring Harley's own issues with perception and abandonment, all we get is a single line about how Puddin' used to lock her up in a closet as she forces the hog-tied family into the trunk of a car. Hopefully, further issues will go back to that intersection of zany hijinks and unexpected introspection that we know the series can offer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 19, 2014

    Harley Quinn #4 is the weakest of the series so far. The story is getting more interesting, and the artwork is beautiful; but a lot of the humor missed its mark and even hurt some of the characterization for Harley. Even with its misstep, this is still a comic worth your time reading and maybe even the humor will work for you when it didn't with me. Give it a shot and see what it has in store. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 28, 2014

    The entertaining randomness and lovely art will keep me coming back for a while, at least. Read Full Review

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

    I've have really been enjoying this new Harley Quinn series. It's funny, she's pretty cool, and the sense of comedic anarchy has been nicely reigned in, unlike Marvel's Deadpool. The quality remains in this new issue, though it's a bit of a step down from the first three. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Mar 27, 2014

    As mentioned before, this is a good book to read if you've just come off a different “emotionally heavy” book or need something quick to pass the time. It's a fun book and the art is consistently up to snuff, but it's not terribly deep or thought provoking. If you're looking for deep and thought provoking, probably best to look elsewhere. If you're looking for humorous and light-hearted, however, this could be a fun one to at least leaf through and doesn't really require one to have read previous issues in order to grasp what's going on. Overall, Id give it about 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 20, 2014

    The slip in quality continues as Harley's adventures continue to be scattered and unfunny. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Reilly Mar 25, 2014

    Maybe I'm just bitter because DC will never look at my Plastic Man pitch. Who knows? Either way, this character does not deserve this book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 20, 2014

    Social crusader Harley Quinn is a fine idea, but I think some focus on the structure and some responsible decisions about the character couldn't hurt, too. Read Full Review

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