Harley Quinn #31

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"Vote Harley" finale! It's all come down to this: Harley and her adversary, Mayor DePerto, have trotted out every dirty trick in the book...and now it's up to the people to decide who will lead New York City into the next decade! No matter who wins, let's be honest with each other: it might be time to consider moving to L.A.!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Nov 8, 2017

    Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner kick off the beginning of the end of their unforgettable run on Harley Quinn with a powerful issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Nov 12, 2017

    A fun and enjoyable book to read. Harley shows incredible character, and the amount of story in this issue makes it definitely worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Nov 9, 2017

    As this arc lurches towards its conclusion, unexpected twists and dramatic stakes make sure that Harley Quinn is one of the best reads on the shelf every month! Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Nov 10, 2017

    As we count down to the end of Palmiotti and Conner's run, Harley Quinn #31 also seems to be working toward ending a chapter. Her battle with the mayor has been cranked up to an 11 with a final face-off surely on the horizon. Sadly, I don't think one of the characters will be there to witness. Lucky for us, it's making the book that much better. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Nov 9, 2017

    There's still plenty of Harley's signature snide comedy here, but this book is no laugh riot as Quinn's bid for office turns rather dark after the kidnapping of Mason Macabre. We may see big changes in the tone and direction of this book following the events of this issue, so it feels like a critical time to be paying attention to what's coming down the pike in the aftermath of the events here. Don't let the delightful but innocuous Amanda Conner cover fool you: this is a sobering ride to the end of Harley's political train. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Daniela Mendoza Nov 9, 2017

    Suspenseful to the end. Title gives away a lot, and I think that is part of Conner and Palmiottis plan with leaving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 8, 2017

    If you've been following Metal and all it's tie ins, this is no doubt a book you will want to read. If you aren't that interested in Metal then you can skip this issue. Despite Venditti doing the best he can with the tie-in, it's really not necessary to read unless you are trying to read all the Metal tie-ins. It's more of a distraction from the great work that's been going on in the book. It feels disjointed from the rest of the series and would be best enjoyed by those all in on Metal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 11, 2017

    What starts out as a perfectly nice, enjoyable issue of Harley Quinn delivers the sort of ending I really wanted to see as we near the end of this memorable run. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 9, 2017

    Conner and Palmiotti have done an excellent job of making the readers care about Harley, and John Timms really delivers on that big moment. Timms' art has been easy to overlook, but his improvement has made the book even more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 8, 2017

    John Timms artwork is perfect, as always. Its a charming constant in an industry where most artists usually only run for a year or slightly more. Maybe its only been slightly more than a year, but its so comfortable, it seems much longer. I'm good with that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 8, 2017

    Now we can no longer "Vote 4 Harley," I wonder what this story is supposed to be about? Harley faces a grave tragedy that will probably result in some comical ultra-violence next issue, but this one falls very flat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spider-boiMilesParker Nov 9, 2017

    I have been so flip floppy on whether I enjoy this book or not. It hits all levels of legit excitement and legit disgust. This issue specifically won me over though, Harley's character is obnoxious and just downright terrible, but the plot in this one shows that the book has growth. Like an old punk band starting to become too old to be singing songs about being 17. The 4th grade humour and annoyance was toned down (but still there) in favour of a solid plot with a darker tone.

  • 3.0
    Herushalaim Nov 9, 2017

    I'm just so, so uninterested in everything that happens in this comic. What is even happening at this point? Wasn't this arc supposed to be about an election? It's hard to care when the title character is just the most annoying, one dimensional character in comics. There have been brief moments where the writers show they have skill but Harley Quinn as a "sexy, wacky, CRAZY" character is just unsalvageable. I honestly do not believe that Harley Quinn, as she is now, has a chance of ever entertaining me. Every time they try to make her somewhat more interesting, her dialogue does its best to make sure that doesn't happen. Reading her accent is painful. I don't care about this story. I don't care about these characters. And when you don't care about the story or dialogue, you really look closely at that art. It's as though the artist only knows how to draw a woman's face one way because everyone looks the same. Reading Harley Quinn is equivalent to having someone repeatedly poke you in the stomach for 15 minutes.

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    CraigR Nov 15, 2017

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