Harley Quinn #8

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It all comes down to this: Harley finally tracks down some of the mysterious hired killers who have vexed her since the start of the series! But whats she going to do with them? Enter the Scatapult!

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 31, 2014

    I really enjoyed Harley Quinn #8 for the fun filled blast it was.  If you like poop jokes, over-the-top violence and ridiculous situations than this book is for you.  If you don't, take your walker with the tennis balls on the legs and go home to your ribbon candy and allsorts. Conner and Palmiotti are hilarious and Chad Hardin's art is a great fit to the madness.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 6, 2014

    This series shows a Harley that's different from the one we've seen in the Suicide Squad. They're both crazy, but this Harley is the “lovable crazy” that fans came to adore from her first appearances in Batman: The Animated Series, and then some. This series and this issue is closer in tone to something like Mad Magazine than it is to Batman, and that's a compliment. This creative team has proven that their take on the character works, and can fit within the DCU. It's hard yo be both fun and funny, but Harley Quinn proves it can be done, and done well! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Aug 1, 2014

    While this isn't the best issue of the run so far, Harley Quinn #8 is still a great read and a laugh riot from cover to cover. Now if you excuse me, I must assist in the clean up efforts" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jul 31, 2014

    Conner and Palmiotti are in fine form with this mad melange: you get pawn shop mayhem, derby destruction, rooftop poo-flinging lunacy, and all-out assassin obliteration. I'm always amazed (and delighted) at how much random insanity the creative team manages to pack into a single issue and the brutal black humor is something for which I confess a fondness. I just don't recommend you read this while eating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 30, 2014

    Harley Quinn #8 is another solid and very enjoyable issue of the series. It wraps up most of the remaining plot threads still hanging from the previous issue, while setting the stage for the next arc. The humor is still enjoyable and the artwork still looks appealing. Good stuff like always. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 31, 2015

    Getting the first eight issues of Harley Quinn and the zero issue as a collection on the cheap, I knew it was a series that I needed to space out in order to really enjoy and not feel overwhelmed by. I had really enjoyed Palmiotti and Conner's run in Power Girl and this is another variant of it in a way, but with a more strictly comedy oriented character with some really violent twists to it. What we get is definitely all of that and more, and this issue captures it well. Outside of some Poison Ivy appearances, the book largely stands alone and doesn't get bogged down in crossovers or guest appearances, and that means it's a big Harley Quinn show here, which is what she deserves. There's a whole lot to like and I can definitely see myself acquiring more in the future, albeit again spacing it out so that it doesn't all blur together. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 31, 2014

    Even if the humor misfires or the plot lingers too long, Hardin's art keeps Harley full of energy and excitement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Aug 7, 2014

    Harley Quinn continues to be a fun, lighthearted, if very violent, book. I'm enjoying the change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 2, 2014

    Conner and Palmiotti just keep bouncing from one wacky scene to the next, with every character involved engaged in some level of wackiness, Harley especially. She has no real emotional connection to anything she does, whether it's quitting her roller derby team (a waste of a neat storyline) or building a poop catapult. Wacky for the sake of wacky isn't as good as wacky with a purpose. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Aug 2, 2014

    Palmiotti is hilarious and his wife throws in some great female nuances and jokes for younger readers of a different demographic than most Bat books, but her true strength lies in her pencils. Chad Hardin is a good rising star, but possibly too cartoony for such an already cartoonish character. But like I said before" it's still loads of fun. Just not as great as it could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jul 31, 2014

    If you can learn anything with this book, it's that you can get away with murder if you just be yourself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 4, 2014

    "Harley Quinn" #8 is another example of everything that works about this title. It's fast paced, it's a little silly, and there's always a hook to bring you back for more. If more comics followed these rules, who knows what the industry would be like? All in all, another pleasant installment. Read Full Review

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