Harley Quinn #16

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: John Timms, Joseph Michael Linsner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"Red Meat" part three! Harley mixes it up with the mayor's bloodthirsty secret weapons... and now she's taking the fight straight to the steps of City Hall!

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Mar 21, 2017

    Overall, I found the story to be emotional, well planned and a great tie-in to the rest of the arc. Many writers would find themselves facing an uphill battle having so many storylines running concurrently in one issue but, ass usual the Palmiotti and Conner team take on this challenge like champs and emerge victorious. There's bonus points for making Harley and her female squad hella feminist in the process. There's something truly great about their choice to have other women be the first people that the ladies reach out to when they're in trouble and there's something even greater about the ladies working together to get the job done. I'm also a fan of the small talk and affection that occurs in this issue, there's some ribbing on Harley from Power Girl but, it's nothing too harsh and all in good fun. There's also an acknowledgment that people can change over time and evolve into something new. I loved every panel of this issue and I'm pretty sure that you will too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Mar 16, 2017

    This is my favorite issue of Harley since the Harley/Ivy holiday issue and continues with the strong, funny and heart-warming stories we have come to expect from this creative team. The art was fantastic at conveying Harley as a superhero and there is a lightness to the storyline after the heavier themes of the recent false-Joker arc. Keep rockin' it Conner & Palmiotti! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 18, 2017

    The latest weird Harley Quinn story is wrapped up with a really great guest appearance from Power Girl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Mar 18, 2017

    This series is extremely entertaining. Harley had caught my attention since the 1990s. I can't imagine a moment where she wasn't entertaining. A comic of her being the title character can be summed in one word: fun. Even next to Batman, in DC's Christmas Special, she helps him break into (one line) a Christmas carol. That's talent! The story is slightly staggered, but they are building up to a deeper meaning and desire. This being only issue 16, I know there is much more coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Mar 16, 2017

    Atlee and Power Girl combine forces to defeat Zorcrom! Our shopped-in vampires from England turn out to be something else entirely, and the future Biggest Batfan is coming to a past near you! Oh, and Harley Quinn is in this issue somewhere too. But for being somewhat overstuffed and over-extended in the character department, this book manages to remain coherent, which is no small feat. Lot of new crazy ideas are spinning out of this one, even as we barely get a handhold on the current crazy ones. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 15, 2017

    This arc has so far unsuccessfully juggled three different storylines all at once, and this issue also falls prey to the muddled pacing. However, the bits involving Harley were a lot of fun, unlike the vampire and the future story, which we get in such small doses that they seem like filler. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Patrick Ross Mar 15, 2017

    An entertaining, if low stakes arc comes to a close while planting seeds for future stories. This arc may not have amounted to much in the bigger picture, but it wasn't without its charms. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Mar 16, 2017

    Not necessarily a must buy but great things are definitely on the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 15, 2017

    A pretty dull resolution tempered by copious cleavage makes for a fairly middling issue of Harley Quinn. The things being seeded for future stories wind up being more interesting than the main tale. Ah well, at least we have Paul Dini coming on to write some backups in two weeks. I think that might be the assist the creative teams needs to get this book back into order. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Mar 15, 2017

    While the references, jokes, bosoms, and beatings in this issuewere great and even made me laugh, Zarcrom and this issue felt impotent by the end. Read Full Review

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