Harley Quinn: 25th Anniversary Special #1

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, Chip Zdarsky Artist: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
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In a story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Conner, learn what really happened when Harley, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy hit Vegas!
Then, a tale written by Paul Dini with art by Chad Hardin takes us back to Harley's days with the Joker to see the hell he unleashes when he makes the mistake of scheduling the biggest heist of their career on Harley's birthday!
Plus, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones pit Harley and the Joker against Batman and Robin -- but while you might think the Joker knows how to play with Batman's mind, it's nothing compared to Harley's ability to crack Robin's psyche!
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  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Sep 13, 2017

    This anniversary issue is a great way to celebrate Harley over the years. Each issue delves into a unique aspect of her character, whether it's Harley as a wild card, a genius, or just a woman looking for love. Anyone who loves Harley Quinn should definitely pick up this issue. From Batman: The Animated Series to Margot Robbie's portrayal in Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has come a long way. Here's to 25 more years! Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Sep 14, 2017

    I cant think of a better way for Harley to turn 25 than in such a classy fun issue which plays around with stories from all her eras and gives readers of all ages something to enjoy and have fun with! Heres to 25 more years! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Sep 14, 2017

    This anniversary issue was fun, tying our main story in to lots of other fun side tales. There are more cameo's in here from other heroes and villains than I can even mention. And, another thing I must mention is there are pages dedicated to nothing but art. Beautiful drawings of Harley in different styles to make your eyeballs happy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Sep 13, 2017

    The 25th Anniversary Special is a hilarious, fun look at Harley's different incarnations with great writing and wonderful art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Sep 14, 2017

    What a blast. This oversized issue celebrates Harley Quinn's 25-year milestone in colorful, comedic fashion. Whether you've been reading all along, or are debating on starting now, grab this issue and toast to another 25 years of Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Sep 13, 2017

    Overall, this issue is a fun read for Harley fans. There's some nice girl powered storylines, a glimpse into Harley and Joker, a view into her turning point where we remember the complex nature of our favorite antihero. It's a hella fun ride and I think that everyone should get in on the action for some great stories that are short, sweet, and packed full of Harley Quinn goodness. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 14, 2017

    It's a delightful and sweet story, one that seems like it'd be at home on Batman: The Animated Series, which is fitting since one of Harley's "dads," Paul Dini, wrote it. A fun but sometimes tedious party, it's worth a read if you love Harley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Lauren Sisselman Sep 13, 2017

    There are some beautiful pin up pictures throughout the book from artists such as Dustin Nguyen, Babs Tarr, and Kamome Shirahama. At $4.99 USD you certainly get a lot for your money, and the stories are mostly kid friendly, but I'd still give it a once through before buying it for kids under 10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Daniela Mendoza Sep 14, 2017

    This gives insight to the fact that even when Harley was with the Joker, she was not truly evil. She did everything for him out of love and hopes for what they could have in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Sep 13, 2017

    Overall, this issue is a great way of celebrating the character in all her forms and shows what kinds of stories are possible with her. The pin-up art between the stories shows this diversity too with some amazing work from Bengal, Babs Tarr, and an image I literally want to put on my wall from Dustin Nguyen. I will admit that I went into this issue not expecting it to be successful because a lot of things people are doing with the character right now are just not enjoyable for me, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really encourage people to pick this one up and give it a chance. Especially if you think you hate Harley Quinn, because, for at least some of the stories in this issue, "Yes! She shoots, she scores!" Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Sep 14, 2017

    So overall, a must-have if you're a Harley fan, but not essential reading in the long-run for the casual browser. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 13, 2017

    A well-constructed anthology book of various Harley Quinn stories that should titillate any level of Quinn-phile. That's a thing, right? There's some great creators on this book, so it might be worth getting just to have this work in one place. Or maybe you want to read about Harley hitting on Poison Ivy some more. Either way, you're good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Sep 20, 2017

    This is the last story in the anniversary issue and although somewhat politically themed, its decent and entertaining enough. Although it is my least favourite as Harley the title character is the least focal point in it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Frida Kernen Sep 18, 2017

    These stories look good and give you a fun time, which is pretty much what Harley herself would want from a comic. Read Full Review

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