Harley Quinn #42

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Mauricet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
6.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Old Lady Harley"! In this far-flung future tale, Harley returns home thirty years after leaving Coney Island -- or, more accurately, she's DRAGGED home -- to deal with the mess that the Gangs of Harley have made in her absence! Her disciples have all splintered into warring tribes, and they've torn down what's left of ravaged, mutated New York City in the process!

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Apr 18, 2018

    It's a great one-off issue that wraps up the Penguin storyline in a unique fashion while still being entertaining in its own right. And with the news that we may have to wait a while for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, this issue should be enough to tide people over for a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Apr 19, 2018

    A clever inversion of very different stories, this blend of the apocalypse with Harley and her supporting cast hits on all cylinders! An ambitious winner by Frank Tieri and Mauricet! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Apr 25, 2018

    I honestly had no idea what to expect when I read the gist of this issue, but man was I not disappointed! The blend of "Old Man Logan" and "Mad Max" really works, and i's made better by Harley and her usual brand of humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 26, 2018

    In all, itsa fun issue if you know the 80s well enough. Those of us privileged to haveseen Star Wars on the big screen whenit came out will enjoy it, but if youre much younger than that, and most ofyour memories of the 1980s come from watching Pop Up Videos, well, you may missmore than you realize. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Soozee Carmichael Apr 19, 2018

    I didn't really know what to expect from this issue at first and was a little weary they would be spending a ridiculous amount of time, but this was a one and done issue that had a slightly slow beginning and then ended far too quickly. However, in the middle there were a few great references to both literature (Apocolypse Now, Independence Day, etc.) and what our other favorite characters have been up to (Nightwing and Harley got married?! And then divorced...Bruce Wayne the Third?!) Overall, I liked the story once it got going and felt they could have spent a little more time in this story. Everything happened a bit too easily and Harley hasn't changed at all in the thirty years they seemed to have skipped ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Apr 18, 2018

    Ok so there were some really funny and creative baddies in this issue. There were also a ton of reveals for things that have yet to happen in Harley's future. And, at the end of this issue we learn that on May 2nd we'll get to travel back in time. The title of that story: Harley Loves Joker. Overall if you're just looking for a funny and entertaining read pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Apr 22, 2018

    "Old Lady Harley" is a great one-off story. It offers a nice respite from Harley's main timeline. This comic is crazy, weird and wonderful. Much like the main character herself. A definite pick up for those hardcore Harley fans, or those that enjoy an apocalyptic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 18, 2018

    Old Lady Harley is even more bad-ass than Young Woman Harley, though it's not entirely clear as to how we get to the situation presented in this issue. When it comes to Harley Quinn, it's best not too look that closely; just add up the fart jokes and divide them by testicle kicks and you've got your requisite reviewer's score. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 19, 2018

    In trying to evaluate this book in the spirit that it is intended, I'd say it's kind of amusing. These speculative pieces are never my favorite explorations, so I've already got a bias against it, but I'd say Frank Tieri made this fun and Mauricet brought it to life in a way that kept the pages turning for me, even if I was internally groaning the whole way through. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 18, 2018

    The artwork was decent. I have questions about their choices for how to age Harley, but I guess that all comes down to artistic license. I'm not a fan of the gray skin though, especially when coupled with minimal aging seen elsewhere. It feels a bit lazy, on the whole. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 19, 2018

    Too much Red Tool and a rushed conclusion make this finale one to forget. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Apr 24, 2018

    Old Woman Harley attempted to be a much more interesting and fun tale than it actually turned out to be, unfortunately missing the mark. With far too many moments of little to no explanation for the sake of the plot, along with the over the top randomness, and the complete disarray of comedic tone, this issue left much to be desired after an intriguing Amanda Conner cover and initial concept. With a Harley Quinn Joker mini series around the corner, there is still hope for  the next story, even if this one left much to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Apr 18, 2018

    All of the credibility bought with the expert and nuanced storytelling -- mixed judiciously with actually funny jokes and puns -- has been squandered, as Harley is headed back towards being an afterthought in the DC Universe within her own story. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 18, 2018

    There's nothing to like here, which is really unfortunate considering how much fun the rest of this book has been lately. Read Full Review

  • 7.0

    I like the idea of the parody of Old Man Logan and this was almost enjoyable when it was just Harley and Red Tool, but then the rest of her friends showed up and I just don't care for them.

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Apr 18, 2018

    This particular issue reminds me of all these parody movies, like Vampires Suck, Disaster Movie or Meet the Spartans. You know what they all have in common? They all are terrible. The thing is, good parody is always welcomed in my book - it has to be clever, creative and funny to mock something else without becoming a joke itself. And that's what Harley's solo series lack, which makes this parody issue pretty bad, although ironically, significantly better than last couple of issues I've got unpleasantness to read. Obvious nods to Fury Road and Old Man Logan are not enough to make this issue work, and underneath it's still the same what we've been seeing for years now - bland, uninspiring soap opera with Brooklyn accent serving as both a jok more

  • 7.5
    TheImageIsStrong Apr 19, 2018

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    mikesbr42 Mar 12, 2020

  • 4.0
    Psycamorean Jul 19, 2019

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