Harley Quinn #33

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Bret Blevins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
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5.2User Rating

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"The Mourning After!". Reeling from the death of her boyfriend Mason Macabre, Harley desperately needs something, anything else to think about -- and deliverance has arrived on Coney Island's beach, in the form of a strangely hairy, strangely looney distraction!

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 21, 2017

    Not a crowd-pleaser per se,Harley Quinn#33is a great issue. It tells a different story than what we've seen on the title, and was refreshing. I'm excited to see where Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti take us next issue, but am sad it'll be their last. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Dec 21, 2017

    A somber issue cushioned by Harleys irrepressible attempt to cope with loss and change. A tender and moving issue. This is one to be enjoyed after reading the whole arc with Mason. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Dec 20, 2017

    I'll admit I found the art style change a little off-putting at first, but if I'm honest I don't usually like it when they change artists, it takes me an issue or two to settle into things usually (which is probably why I can't stand it when they bounce all over the place). Some of the scenes didn't read the way they wanted to, I believe. The scene where everyone (minus Harley and Madame Macabre) leave the grave looked wrong; they all looked angry instead of sad (faces pulled tight, arms swinging, etc.). Harley's outfit for this scene is also odd " a black full body suit of some sort? I'm not sure what's going on with that. On the bright side, Harley's manic expressions were on point, though sometimes bordered on overdone (see the scene where Harley is dressed in meat). The mesmerizing ass effects were pretty cool and also really funny to say (seriously, try it). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Dec 20, 2017

    As is evident from my reviews, I adore Harley as a character and have loved Conner and Palmiotti's run immensely. I will certainly miss their work, but am hopeful that the legacy they've created will continue well into the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 20, 2017

    It looks to me like Palmiotti and Conner will be going out on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Dec 20, 2017

    This issue was interesting because it was nice to see what Harley does when she's not being threatened by assassins, and other outside insanity for that matter. It's unfortunate that this down-time is a result of Mason's death. Issue 33 was still a fun read even though there's still sadness. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Dec 21, 2017

    Visually, the book is as great as ever. However, the inconsistent tone and jarring story beats make it less enjoyable than it should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 23, 2017

    Harley's creative team is going away soon, but they don't do too much with this, one of their final issues. Some bad art and a hollow emotional core don't help. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 22, 2017

    Falling flat on the coattails of last issue's wrap up of the "Vote Harley" storyline, this post-epilogue epilogue feels pretty skippable, unfortunately. Nothing especially wrong with the writing except that it seems emotionally redundant"and the art doesn't really bring anything elevating to the table on this one. I'm hoping Harley rebounds from this grief with renewed purpose and renewed joy. For this issue, however, it's a bit of melodramatic and sentimental slog. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Dec 22, 2017

    Since Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are leaving and new writers are taking over now, it does feel like just an easy way to have their way out. I'm sure writing a character as complex and popular as Harley can be overwhelming. The ending steers towards new beginnings which I liked but it could have been built up more. I like the art and it's cute, but it goes for eery to bright to eery and bright and it's like are we going for an issue where they are mourning the loss of a loved one or just another silly Harley Quinn comic? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 20, 2017

    Overall, I've enjoyed reading the Harley Quinn series as presented by Conner & Palmiotti & Co. I'm pleased DC Comics is not beholden to a ridiculous concern over continuity these days. Ive seen her in other titles (such as arecent outing with the Suicide Squad in Red Hood & the Outlaws), but no mention of her bid for mayor or other events from her own book are mentioned. There was time when DC Editorial would feel obliged to include a comment to address continuity concerns, but those days seem over (for now). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Dec 20, 2017

    This issue barely leaves an impression. The mayoral race, which had a lot of potential, is won by Roberts. Politics are all but forgotten, so now we just have Harley being sad one moment and then seeming to be back to her old ways the next. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 20, 2017

    Perhaps my expectations were high for this issue by Palmiotti and Conner, but this thing did not deliver much. The first part is poorly-rendered and meandering, the second looks cool but seems like another comic book entirely, and the third part is by Moritat, so it looks adorable. There's an attempt to set up Harley's Florida-based digs for the next writer, but it's a miss. We still have the final issue in two weeks, but this one just didn't hit like I hoped it would. Read Full Review

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