Harley Quinn #13

Harley Quinn #13

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"Joker Loves Harley" finale! Just how did a gentle, "reformed" Joker come to arrive at Harley's doorstep when everyone believed him dead and gone? The answer's in this issue-and it'll shock you!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Feb 1, 2017

    Everything about this issue is wonderful and perfectly dark. Harley Quinn is a villain, at least her roots are as such and this issue may be the start of a truly evil streak in Harley. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Feb 1, 2017

    It's brutal, it's deranged, it's unsettling…it's perfect. Harley Quinn #13 is a violent reminder of who Harley really is with a punch to the gut and a twist of the knife, rendered even more impactful thanks to its stark contrast to Harley's happy-go-lucky adventures of late. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Anika Hossain Feb 1, 2017

    HARLEY QUINN #13 has a captivating and action-packed plot with stunning artwork. We get a glimpse of how twisted the Joker can get, how abusive Harley has become, and what measures a man is willing to go in order to win a girl's love. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Feb 1, 2017

    Overall, Harley Quinn #13 gives you a front row seat to one of the most deranged subplots that I've seen in a while. The issue subtly tackles domestic violence recovery, the long-term and recurring effects of emotionally abusive relationships, stalking and if all of that wasn't enough to cram in they add mental illness to the bag. With all of those issues you'd think that the issue would be heavy and bogged down but, Conner & Palmiotti manage to keep things entertaining and page turning without making light of the serious issues that it makes reference to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Eric Joseph Feb 1, 2017

    If comic books had shocking season finales that made full use of seemingly forgotten plot points from years before, Harley Quinn #13 would be just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 1, 2017

    I gave the last issue a frumpy score because I was irritated at the perceived message of it. This issue isn't coy at all in what it's trying to say and frankly, that makes it more palatable even if i disagree with it on a moral/spiritual level. Harley takes out her wrath on this joker (small "j" intended) in a way that isn't played for comedy (and shouldn't be). And though it's hard to look her in the eye afterwards, I can appreciate that this team wants to remind us that Harley just isn't hero material when it comes down to it. I don't love the message here, but this is a book that Harley fans should read and think about on a less than superficial level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Feb 2, 2017

    Harley Quinn #13 is a revealing issue to close out an arc that felt necessary, but dangerous. I'm glad it's over and I'm glad Harley ended it like she did, with a final bullet to his brain. The real Joker is still way back in the rear view mirror, but he's some distance away. His machinations have essentially failed. Harley dodged and then dispatched a bullet this issue. She's not messing around when it comes to the spectre of her former lover-slash-abuser, she's not playing around when it comes to him. And when will she will be "okay", as Red Tool wanted to know? Well, Harley isn't predictable and it might be an hour with her pets, it might be five pizzas later, it might be after a few drinks " the girl isn't predictable. And Joker, all, he's back in Arkham Asylum, a crazy reflection in her rear view. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 4, 2017

    So while we did get some really solid, if subtle character work for Harley, and while the art from Timms was the usual greatness, this was still just an entire issue of the one dude explaining the twist. Great for the ongoing narrative, less than thrilling for this single issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 2, 2017

    It's been clear from the beginning that there's something Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti haven't been telling us regarding the return of the Joker in this series. Rather than form the basis of a compelling mystery, however, that fact has only caused frustration. This issue finally peels back the curtain on that mystery, but not in a way that feels particularly satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 1, 2017

    The heavily-teased return of the Joker ends with a plop instead of a bang. I think this arc could have easily fit into two issues, though I don't know that it would have made the story more worthwhile. Frank Cho's variant cover pretty much gives away the whole book, so just look at that and keep it moving. Read Full Review

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