Harley Quinn #40

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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"Angry Bird" part four! After the death of Mason Macabre, Harley refuses to put any more of her friends in harm's way...but what happens when they just won't stay out of it? Does Harley's vow to keep them safe extend to getting herself killed? Or will she accept a little help from her friends?

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

    Harley Quinn consistently proves to be one of the most fun and well-crafted books DC has going right now and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Mar 21, 2018

    It's great to see Harley have a sense of agency once again. She's sort of been in zombie-mode the last few weeks, and we get to see the full spectrum of what makes Harley great in this issue. She ain't afraid to crack some jokes, but she's also willing to see the beauty in the most tortured among us. It won't be long until we finally get this Harley vs. Penguin showdown we've been teased with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 21, 2018

    When the author of a comic book writes himself as the lamest character, you're dealing in MAD magazine sensibilities and that's right in my wheelhouse. Fun has returned to Harley Quinn, rejoice ye juggalo masses. Some of you other serious types might want to take a look as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Mar 21, 2018

    Frank Tieri manages to wrangle what was strongly beginning to feel like a warbling mess of a plot into something that's beginning to not only make sense, but feel the weight of real stakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Mar 21, 2018

    This is a crazy good comic. Dont make the mistake I did and miss out. Go back and read from the start of the arc if you can (this is part 4), but regardless, dont let it pass you by. Youll fall in mad love with Harley all over again. Read Full Review

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

    Harley Quinn is less about a henchgirl-turned-anti-hero. It seems to be a conduit for seldom-used characters from other corners of the DCU. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because it is less beholden to the continuity of high-profile characters like the Bat-cast. It opens the door to new ideas and new interpretations, and that's better for everybody. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Mar 22, 2018

    An exciting, action-packed issue of Harley Quinn which is starting to pay off this arc of Harley exiling herself from Coney and her friends. The chickens are coming home to roost! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 21, 2018

    There's some strong elements, some weaker elements, but overall it doesn't quite coalesce into a cohesive whole as a story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Mar 21, 2018

    The latest issue from the new team of writer Frank Tieri and artist John Timms is perhaps a symptom of the growing pains new creative teams must go through to establish themselves apart from their predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Mar 21, 2018

    This issue definitely had a 'gangs all back together' vibe to it (which is ironic, since they're still missing somebody). It was a little cheesy at times (like the tossing Harley in the air thing), but it did have its moments too. I'm hoping we'll see more of Scarface and his plans in the next issue; if he's not directly resolved in the conflict resolution for this plot I'm going to be deeply disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nihilist Mar 21, 2018

    I swear, I need to stop hurting myself with this run. Everytime there's a new issue, I pick it up hoping for anything good, but it never happens. Am I a masochist? May as well be - despite being a Green Arrow fan, when Arrow TV series began to stink, I was able to quit it and erase it from my life. I wish I could do the same with Harley's solo comics, instead of torturing myself with it every 2 weeks.

    This issue was bad. Very bad. Not only when it comes to the story - something both Palmiotti/Conner and now Tieri/Miranda/Andolfo made us get used to, but also when it comes to the art. There are two artists with two completely different styles, trying to tell one story. Not only that, but the art, especially in the latter part of the comic look rushed so much, it's hard to believe someone gave it a green light.

    DC needs to do something with this run, because so far, it's embarrasingly bad. Harley, who really is company's 4th pillar, and one of the most beloved, and profitable names in comic books we have, deserves more than that. Way, way more.
    And because of my genuine sympathy for her, my will to move on and forget about this run most likely will evaporate in next 14 days. So see you when #41 drops out. I have a bad feeling about it already...

  • 6.5
    Rick Jonez Mar 24, 2018

    Wow. This took a dip in quality to the super corny - more than before. The art is the saving grace.

  • 7.0
    Troy Mar 23, 2018

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Mar 22, 2018

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