Harley Quinn #35

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

"Man-Batter Up" part one! Harley's in a dark, dark place after the hard right turn her life took...so when the citizens of Coney Island say it was a mysterious "bat" that kidnapped one of her friends, she is not going to take it lying down!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jan 20, 2018

    What a challenge to follow the extraordinary team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. Congratulations Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda, you've accepted that challenge and exceeded expectations. The book is clever, mysterious, dark and a blast. Count me in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Jan 17, 2018

    The humor, mystery and action all played perfectly in this comic, and now that the introduction is out of the way, we can see Bat-Harley in all her glory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Jan 17, 2018

    A strong start to a new era for Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jan 18, 2018

    An excellent start by the new creative team of Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda. Theres a devilish love of the character and a cool, fresh tone that make this title a CONTINUED WINNER! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 17, 2018

    This issue is a solid start, although I didn't find the humor to be on the same level as the Palmiotti/Conner run. Still, if you liked that run, you're going to feel right at home with this one. Harley should be fine to stay one of DC's most successful characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jan 18, 2018

    Art is awesome! I love the shading and darker colors by Miranda and Skipper. The cover looks cute like an average Harley issue, but the art makes it look like Suicide Squad which is cool because she's great in that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 18, 2018

    Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda kick off an all-new era for Harley Quinn, and they come out literally and figuratively swinging in a Man-Bat story arc called "Batter Up"! We haven't had a Harley book with a heavier horror theme in a good while and the Langstroms are always great to be featured as villain (or anti-heroes as the case may be"we don't know for sure what the story is here yet). The art feels a little heavy for a book that continues to rely on a certain amount of potty humor, but Tieri comfortably makes this transition without overturning the applecart of what his predecessors left behind. That alone is a nice achievement and it'll be exciting to see where this book goes from here! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jan 17, 2018

    All-in-all I can say I like the story and where it's heading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Jan 31, 2018

    I'm going to give it a shot, but I have concerns for the future of one of my favorite characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 17, 2018

    Unusual for this series, the worst part of this issue is the artwork. It seems unfinished and out of proportion at times. The story is some good fun, with genuinely funny moments that might make you smirk. Laughing out loud would be too much for current times. Folks these days can barely muster an "lol." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 17, 2018

    Its been awhile since Ive seen Man-Bat, so a return engagement was welcome. However thetruth was a little bit of a zig-zag of logic. Inaki Mirandas artwork isserviceable, her inking a bit heavy-handed for my taste, but your mileage mayvary. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jan 17, 2018

    I have to admit, considering how silly the bat-person concept is; they handled the transitioning pretty well. It only slightly looked like the cover of an Animorph book. The art style has changed, aiming for a slightly more detailed and realistic look. I think combining this art style with Harley's grief was actually a pretty good decision " it allows us to see the details that show just how much she's hurting (and they were able to go beyond the smudged makeup bit, since that doesn't always equal crying with Harley). As far as my favorite panel from this issue goes, it has to be Arkahm's gates in page 14. They're so intricate and stylized, plus the (dead) ivy growing up both pillars really adds to the foreboding nature of the place. It's perfect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 20, 2018

    The new creative team is off to a rocky but acceptable start. There might be an adjustment period, but I think they can pull off a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 18, 2018

    On top of everything else, the new creative team has some pretty big boots to fill on this book, and they don't nail it this time out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Jan 17, 2018

    I want to like Harley's comics, I truly do. Palmiotti and Conner have set the character on a path so different from her Batman: The Animated Series (and inspired by it her solo comic run, where she was properly introduced to the DC comic unieverse) adventures, I couldn't understand nor enjoy most of it. That's why I was holding high hopes for the first issue not written by them - believing there'll be someone who can take the character back to her roots, to what worked and made her so funny and lovable. Sufficed to say, I was disappointed.

    The issue felt pretty similar to what Harley comics were since the New 52 (aside from Harley's awful New 52 design), so if you were hoping for a course correction like me, you're not going to b more

  • 6.0
    mikesbr42 Mar 11, 2020

  • 6.0
    CraigR Feb 5, 2018

  • 5.0

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