Harley Quinn #38

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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"ANGRY BIRD" part two! The Penguin didn't come to Brooklyn alone this time...he's put out an open invitation for some of Gotham City's worst to join him in his new criminal empire, as long as they're willing to hold off Harley Quinn! And when we say "worst," we mean worst! Film Freak? Egghead? Condiment King?! Nateman's Hot Dogs is gonna have a lot to say about that...

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Feb 21, 2018

    This issue is automatically all right in my book for bringing the Condiment King back into the mix. In fact, this whole issue is a delightful smorgasbord of B-list Batman villains wreaking havoc in New York. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 21, 2018

    This title is consistently a fun read, but this issue is honestly one of the best this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Feb 21, 2018

    To sum it up things are going extremely well at Harley Quinn headquarters, blessing us with some of the best in the business. Both the story and the art is thriving, and just as it always has, keeps us begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Feb 22, 2018

    A very strong issue which highlights a lot of action amongst the rogues and alerts us to the fact that Harley, so busy in protecting greater New York City, is neglecting her home. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Feb 21, 2018

    Even though Harley doesn't show up until halfway through the issue, HARLEY QUINN #38 is still great. It's got references, puns, and jokes that'll probably make you laugh out loud. More than anything, it looks absolutely beautiful. The art is striking and impactful, and it really elevates the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Adel Roff Feb 21, 2018

    I'm ready for the encounter bound to happen between Harley and Croc, her reunion with her friends, and the ultimate showdown between Harley and Penguin's" Penguins! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Feb 21, 2018

    Certainly, there is a long way to go for Frank Tieri and company in living up to what Conner and Palmiotti brought the the table, but if the beginning of this storyline is any indication, Harley is in fine hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 21, 2018

    Art chores are split up, with Mirka Andolfo handling the Coney Island action, and Eleonora Carlini mostly illustrating the doings at the ESB. They're two styles mesh well, without creating that jarring effect when there is a sudden change inartists from one page to another. I wish they could have been more exclusive toone scene or another, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2018

    After an iffy first arc, the last issue of Frank Tieri's run showed some real promise as our big bad was introduced " and Harley Quinn #38 takes that promise and builds on it, delivering a chaotic, villain-themed issue that brings back some oddball old favorites and also promises a twist for one of Gotham's most misused villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 21, 2018

    Now that the Penguin's let loose some of Gotham City's more...colorful supervillains on lower Brooklyn, everything's going to heck in a handbasket--and Harley isn't even aware! This is a fun issue with a lot of cool cameos that should tickle long-time Bat-fans and Harley Quinn exclusionists alike. Nice to be having fun with this series again. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Feb 21, 2018

    This book is mostly one big brawl on top of another with not a lot of plot development, but it's fun for what it brings to the ring. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Daniela Mendoza Feb 24, 2018

    Wacky villains, unforeseen saviors, and more in the angry birds arc! We see villains like Mr. Freeze and The Condiment King, but where is Penguin? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 21, 2018

    I have to say I am not a fan of the latest look for Harley. She looks like a Bratz doll (or something similar) with the big eyes and long face. She's even farther away from her original design than I've ever seen her, and that's really disappointing. I keep hoping to see her go back to her roots at some point, but so far no luck. Other than Harley's look the artwork was great, especially Killer Croc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 24, 2018

    The new Harley Quinn direction leans hard into wringing comedy out of whatever wackiness they can. But this issue is no LEGO Batman Movie. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Feb 24, 2018

    Fun roll call but at little too much on the cameos over content. Harley's beating the Gorilla Gan could've been more convincing. Inconsistency to Croc in Suicide Squad is frustrating. Good colours.

  • 5.5
    Nihilist Feb 21, 2018

    I truly don't want to hate Harley, but ever since The New 52 launched and introduced her new design, there was no story, no issue, nor even moment she would actually put a smile on my face just like in the good days, when Bruce Timm and Paul Dini were in charge of her.

    The latest issue takes the absolute worst of Palmiotti/Conner (thankfully aside from the black-red hair I lack words to explain how much I loathe) take on the character, and tries to push it into funnier and more "random" direction. Look - it's fun to see silly Batman villains like Condiment King or Zebra Man, but without proper context, they can't possibly achieve anything. Let me remind you that Tom King turned Kite-Man, one of the absolute worst rogues, into someone not only relatable, but memorable and complex. Using joke characters as just jokes with no real punchlines or unexpected revisions like in Kite-Man's case is like window shopping - nothing comes out of it.

    The worst thing about the issue is, it basically lacks any logical story. I've felt like I'm reading a mish-mash of completely different comics duct-taped together without even checking them first. I know they're thereotically connected, but practically they don't feel like it.

    The art is decent and pretty consistent - that's the only good thing I can say about #38, and that was also the only real advantage of #37. I've heard that Harley looks like a Bratz doll with her new ponytail and art style, and honestly, there's something to that. I think I'm generally indifferent to that change - after all, it's at least not the irredeemable, awful New 52 redesign. So yeah, could have been worse. Way worse.

  • 5.5
    Herushalaim Feb 25, 2018

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