Harley Quinn #5

Harley Quinn #5

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Sure, Harley has made some enemies along the way. So what happens when a bunch of them show up to kill her dead? She kills them right back, of course! Youve been warned: This issue contains violence.

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 16, 2014

    Harley Quinn #5 is a solid and fun comic, with tons of solid humor and quality writing. It's easily one of if not the most unique title that DC Comics is putting out at this time. Worth your time without a doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Apr 17, 2014

    Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are on a crazy train and have brought all of us aboard. While the scenes with her out on the town were fun they did feel a little out of place. It was funny and helped develop her relationships with her tenants more but I would have preferred more with her and Sy's mission. I'm excited to see where this story leads and who is behind wanting Harley dead. Even more excited to see more of this crazy old man Sy Borgman. Harley Quinn is a fun book that can't be missed by fans of this character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 16, 2014

    What can I say? Harley is as ridiculous and over the top as ever and it's still really, really fun. I mean, what else is there? Guess what! Harley does some inappropriate stuff here, and the people who are up this book's ass will probably still bitch and moan about it, but if you getthis book, it's still hilarious and one of DC's funnest books to read each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 25, 2015

    With this plot likely to go on for at least a little bit, it certainly has its humor and it nudges the assassination attempts into the background a bit, which isn't bad. Harley's the type that loves these kinds of capers and the kind of freewheeling approach she can take with it, but it doesn't play well against the more serious Borgman. The two as a pair are certainly comical, but Borgman doesn't really entertain that much and his mission here is one that certainly sounds reasonable from his point of view, but you keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. There's some laugh out loud moments here and some disbelief as well, but it all has the feeling of just getting started with some potentially fun directions ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 16, 2014

    HARLEY QUINN continues to stand on its own. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are making this a really fun comic, month after month. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we need more comics like this. It's great to have a comic that doesn't take itself so seriously where the readers and creators can have a good time. Chad Hardin's art and Alex Sinclair's colors make it all even better. This comic may not be for everyone but then again, not everyone likes having a fun time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 19, 2014

    Overall, decent at best, but hardly required reading for the main story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 18, 2014

    "Harley Quinn" #5 looks as fantastic as ever, but I hope the writing tightens up a bit. The occasional digression in this book is fine (and should even be expected), but there also comes a point where you need to focus on the plot more than the random meanders off to other points. Here, I feel like the meandering took away a little too much from what the readers would be more interested in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 19, 2014

    I know this kind of wackiness has its fans, but I prefer my wackiness to have at least a dash of cleverness involved. That's what makes it worthwhile, and that's what I thought this series had at the beginning. But already, it's going off the rails. Even the assassinations, which I thought might be cool, are just Harley and the old man on his motorized scooter killing other old people. Because the writers think killing old people is goofy fun. And, I guess it is, a little. But if there is no straight man, why should the comedy matter? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 20, 2014

    This is the first real disappointment for me since this series began.  We're entering a story that seems to be about checking off a hit list for senior citizens which sound really funny, but all we get is the running joke that Sy speaks Yiddish, and Harley doesn't get it.  This annoying joke just drags the action down, and by the end of the issue I just didn't care about story anymore.  The only plus side is that Chad Hardin's artwork continues to please, and is the life jacket that kept this issue afloat while I was reading it.  I'll still be optimistic that next month will bring me right back on board, and we can put this issue behind us.   Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 17, 2014

    Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti present a few scenes in their newest issue that are fun and lighthearted, but most of them don't seem to add up to all that much in the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    seksienvoy Apr 18, 2014

    My initial thrill of a stand alone Harley Quinn book is beginning to fade. The real world is trying to be just as funny as she is and it's not working for me. I want the Mistah Jay Harley Quinn, which...needless to say...is a sidekick character. The Art and writing are both spot on solid, but the novelty is worn out like a joy buzzer. I will give the book a few more issues to pull me back in, or I'll stop reading.

  • 6.5
    xiombarg Apr 17, 2014

    We all love the character of Harley Quinn, and of course we all want her to do well in a solo book, but unfortunately she is one of those odd characters that is not easy to write into a lead role. Why? Because she's funny, yet she is a character that lives in the "real" DCU. Perhaps the only writer who really has captured the right combination of whimsy and relative believability has been Paul Dini himself, but that's when Harley has been mostly a supporting character. I'm just going to come out and say it, Connor and Palmiotti haven't really caught it. I don't envy the writing chore these two have been given as there are few who can write quality humor consistently and on command. With how this book has been setup I have to say that I'm doubtful that it's going to find it's groove. Harley Quinn has some moments that work ok, but the humor feels overly weighted and often contrived instead of seeming like the natural voice of the character. I'm also not sure how effective Harley's day job as a nurse works for the book either. Her occupation is essentially being used as the vehicle for her wackiness, but the problem with this is that it's not really the type of setting and situations that makes her character appealing, or in other words it's not her being directly involved in crime Harley style.

  • 8.0
    Haziord May 17, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA May 10, 2014

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Apr 21, 2014

  • 7.0
    Felipe Fonseca Apr 8, 2015

  • 6.0
    Tamère Jul 13, 2014

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