Harley Quinn #17

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini Artist: John Timms, Bret Blevins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
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"Deadly Sin" part one! The twisted Harley Sinn's been released from prison, and she's looking to hurt Harley in a whole new way...by going after somebody she loved and lost! And to make this issue extra-unmissable, a brand-new backup story begins, set in Harley's earliest days with the Joker-and co-written by one of Harley's original creators, Paul Dini! "Harley Loves Joker" kicks off as Harley makes the biggest mistake of her burgeoning criminal career...accidentally revealing the location of Mistah J's hideout!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Apr 6, 2017

    This issue is a nice starting point for new readers and returning readers alike. Over the course of the two stories, we get a nice contrast between where Harley is now and who she used to be when she was still with Mr J, something I fully appreciate given the controversy about how she has been portrayed recently. All too often we are only really shown the sexual or comical side of her character, but Harley is so much more than that, and her endless optimism and inherent need to help fix people are shown in generous detail here. Featuring the best of her current persona and an extended glimpse into her past, this is an excellent issue that is easy to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Apr 11, 2017

    Harley Quinn #17 beautifully weaves together entertainment and tackles topics like gentrification, homelessness, female autonomy and to an extent animal rights. Palmiotti & Conner manage to make this issue political and entertaining and, it's a beautiful combination that I'm looking forward to seeing more of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 5, 2017

    This books manages to pack in a lot value into its limited pages: between the further adventures of Harley Quinn on Coney Island and the bonus story of her early wacky adventures with the Joker (in true BtAS-style), old Harley meets new and they certainly make a great duo. A book to bring home and read with great relish! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Apr 5, 2017

    Overall, I enjoyed reading this issue. I liked the set-up for both stories, and was super excited to see classic Harley Quinn. I hope to see Poison Ivy show up in the future, yea, Im one of those Ivy/Harley shippers. But, if youre a fan of Batman The Animated Series pick this issue up immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Apr 5, 2017

    "Harley Loves Joker" alone makes this a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Apr 6, 2017

    Harley Quinn#17 was a blast. I'm new to this series but am glad I jumped on when I did. Not only is the main story fun, but we get a perfect backup story with Harley's love (Joker) and creator (Dini). Get this issue, you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Apr 6, 2017

    The issue itself benefits from the contrast between two versions of Harley and unlike many add-on tales which can feel forced and merely an excuse to increase the cover price, Paul Dini's return to the character he co-created adds to the strength of an already powerful issue. As always it's another very complete and satisfying issue of Harley Quinn " maybe the best book on the stands for DC! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 5, 2017

    A good start to the main story with a backup series co-written by Harley co-creator Paul Dini makes this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 8, 2017

    A new Harley Quinn story kicks off with some meaningful character work, really exploring the character's altruism. Plus, Paul Dini comes on board for some fun Joker/Harley back-ups, andthat's a nifty addition. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 6, 2017

    Without the absolutely terrific backup story, this would have been a very pedestrian and forgettable issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Apr 5, 2017

    A good-looking book with plenty of style, but falls flat when it comes to overall substance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 5, 2017

    We finally get down to the nitty gritty on that gross-out cannibalism story we were sort of avoiding, and there is some good development. The back-up is nice enough for nostalgia's sake, and takes the place of what would probably be a superfluous dream sequence or drug-induced hallucination in a previous issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 6, 2017

    Palmiotti and Conner have her voice pretty locked down at this point, and fans wanting in on her latest adventures surely won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Apr 5, 2017

    Besides the saving grace of that monologue, this issue is pretty straight forward and predictable. It is setting up the next issue and a conflict but does nothing innovative from a story standpoint. This makes the issue feel flimsy and forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 5, 2017

    Paul Dini's back-up was fun but couldn't save this slog of an issue. The cannibal/homeless people storyline fizzled out in the previous arc, so it failed before it even technically began. The art was passable and the story moved very slowly, even at 15 or so pages. Read Full Review

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