Harley Quinn #36

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 31, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

"Man-Batter Up" part two! Harley was sure she knew who was targeting her friends-but man, was she wrong! Or should we say "Man-Bat, was she wrong!"? And if you thought Harley had anger issues before, wait until you see her juiced up with Man-Bat serum!

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Jan 31, 2018

    We get a chance to see Bat-Harley in all her glory in the latest issue of Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Jan 31, 2018

    Part Two of Tieri and Mirandas Batter Up was filled with funny moments, touching revelations and beautiful art that will keep any fan of the character anticipating the third installment of this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Feb 2, 2018

    Harley Quinn#36 soars. Great fights, humor and art make the book worth your time and money. The series has found its next great team in Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda. Let's hope they keep putting a smile on our face. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Feb 1, 2018

    Even though Tieri's dialogue is a little clunky at times, the story here is headed in a great direction. Tieri had a difficult challenge following Palmiotti and Conner's exit, but he's started to deal with Harley's mental state in a responsible way. The art is a high point of the book, from the Harley-Bat design to the portrayal of raw emotion. It's a success overall, getting this Jimmy & Amanda loyalist on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 31, 2018

    Though this issue is action packed and on the surface seems to be just another battle issue, there's a lot more going on here than that. Towards the end we see Harley reflecting on her popularity and wondering if, somehow that popularity is responsible for the mess that ensued. The professor being unable to remember where the antidote is a nice touch and making him all the more real. How many times have we forgotten where we put things, even though we think we put them in a special place that we won't forget? Then this issue looks like it's going to be the final chapter in this story but there's a nice twist at the end to let us know that things are a little fishy and the arrival of"to be continued. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Feb 1, 2018

    An excellent issue in a series that is building fresh momentum in the Tieri-Inaki run. This title is definitely still hot and one to watch! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jan 31, 2018

    Well overall this part of the story was pretty predictable. I don't think we could have Harley-Bat for the rest of this run. Of course the team had to cure her and Tony. But, the nice thing is the ending of this tale wasn't predictable. The story is continuing in a direction I saw as an option, but wasn't sure would be the path taken by the writer. I always like it when classic Gotham villains are brought into Harley's life. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 31, 2018

    A light, well-paced story that is dragged down by some unfortunately muddied visuals. Those interested in seeing Harley in Man-Bat action will not be left disappointed. Those who want to see Harley's support system acting in concert to save the day will also be satisfied. Those who want to see the author of this issue working at a Coney Island tchotchkes stand...what the hell is wrong with you? Well, you'll be happy, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 31, 2018

    Harley's on-again, off-again desire to reintegrate after the loss of Mason continues to make this book a bit of an emotional yo-yo; your enjoyment may depend on your patience for the degree of dithering, but the bat-fights at least are absolutely entertaining! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 31, 2018

    Regardless, it sets up a conflict to be explored in subsequent issues. It may not entirely place Harley on the side of the angels " and thats okay " but it may establish a less villainous role within the DC Universe, Suicide Squad or not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Feb 4, 2018

    Despite all the negatives mentioned, this book was still a good read, unfortunately though not as fun or entertaining as it has been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 31, 2018

    There's a lot of action this issue, and Miranda's depiction of Man-Bats is suitably creepy, but overall it feels very standard, which the last run never did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jan 31, 2018

    The artwork was pretty decent for this issue, with a few highlights in particular. I loved the cover, but I already mentioned that earlier. I also really liked the transition from Bat Harley back into normal Harley. It was pretty cool and admittedly slightly comical (but in a Harley humor sort of way). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 3, 2018

    While still entertaining, the new Harley Quinn feels like a warmed over continuation of what came before than anything new and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 1, 2018

    If this is what Harley Quinn's going to be like for the foreseeable future, then it might be time for a break from this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rick Jonez Feb 2, 2018

    I have not adjusted to the shift in art and thought HQ should have mastered her batform psychosis. The cast should have been trimmed some with the changeover - as it appeared advertised as - because there were too many standing around. Not that bad overall though.

  • 5.0
    Caped-Comic-Reviews Mar 12, 2018

    The comic was just okay, I feel it would be a let down for Harley fans as she is kind of boring in this issue, but not the worst character by far.
    Red tool is fun and should definitely have his own mini series down the line.
    The gang of Harley’s are basically interchangeable, they have no qualities that make them stand out from one another and really have no place in this comic.
    The art was decent, The style fits in well in a Harley Quinn book.

    Overall I wouldn’t deem this a recommended buy but it was sort of a fun start to the story.

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Feb 1, 2018

    A mediocre end to a mediocre beginning of the new era of Harley's solo comics. It utilizes side characters better than during Palmiotti and Conner days, but also inherited al the flaws they've been making for years (and which made their run so plain and disappointing).
    I still hope that new creative team will change the soap opera-ish direction we've been seeing since the beginning of New 52, and does something Harley Quinn, the darn 4th pillar of DC Comics, next to Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, deserves. Because so far the only full-sized comic with her in the limelight that truly stands out is The Mad Love.

  • 2.0

    There were two lines that I really related to in this issue. "*Please* stop talking" and "like trash the Gang of Harleys must be disposed of".

    I hope the ending is a sign that change is coming to Harley Quinn.

  • 8.5
    Navy Blue Robin Feb 3, 2018

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  • 6.0
    CraigR Feb 6, 2018

  • 3.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jul 19, 2019

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