Harley Quinn #48

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

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Being stuck on an alien planet for months has really messed with Harley's finances-she's gotta become a working stiff again just to pay off all the bills she racked up while on Apokolips! And not only is the city threatening to demolish her Coney Island apartment building if she doesn't pay up, she's helping failed Fury Petite Tina to adjust to life on Earth, which ain't cheap. Sounds like it's time for the ramen diet!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 15, 2018

    Over the top terrific and sprinkled with some pretty savvy fan service, this is one seriously sensational story! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 15, 2018

    A great first issue in a two-parter that's bound to increase the zaniness of Harley's life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 15, 2018

    This is a very funny comic, but there's a real heart behind it at times. Humphries is doing work on the level of his run on Green Lanterns here, and that's definitely not something I expected from a Harley book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Aug 15, 2018

    Harley Quinn (2016-) #48 pits Harley against her most admirable foe yet"finances. Can our anti-hero earn enough to save her Coney Island home? Tune in next week to find out! Sam Humphries produces another high-energy, action-packed, wild and crazy Harley Quinn issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Harper Rowan Aug 17, 2018

    Sam Humphries and Alisson Borges create a wacky story perfect for its protagonist in HARLEY QUINN #48. While some parts feel off-putting, the humor, fighting, and artwork together to craft a comic worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 15, 2018

    After a not-so-relaxing vacation to Apokolips, Harley is back and in top form in Harley Quinn #48 and that means a campy, somewhat bonkers adventure for the beloved character, but where previous recent storylines have lacked in presenting a fitting challenge for Harley, "Clown For Hire Part One" might just be the most Harley Quinn story in several issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Aug 17, 2018

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue ofHarley Quinn. I like what Sam Humphries is doing. There are some mentions and what seem to be plot threads littered throughout the issue, as well as the last run, that seem interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing what else Humphries has in store for the wonderful Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Aug 16, 2018

    Overall this is a fun, almost experimental adventure for Harley. Shes kicking ass and taking names, and the conflict with Lord Death Man is a regular hoot! This remains a series to WATCH! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 24, 2018

    Harleys attempts to pay the mortgage are quite a drastic change from fighting on Apokolips in the issue prior, but the story manages to capture the versatility of the character in a fun and enjoyable way. While more whimsical than violent, the issue proves to be a great start to the new Clown for Hire arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 15, 2018

    Humphries continues to tell a fun story with Harley. The stakes are relatively low and that helps to make this story more personal, which works for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 15, 2018

    Harley Quinn is on the case to save her Coney Island building from the wrecking ball, and it involves her return to a live of crime! I mean purposefully-committed crimes, not the ones she does accidentally why trying to be heroic. This issue is enjoyable, but is more a series of silly incidences than it is a story. Still, you can have a lot of fun with silly incidences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 15, 2018

    Its a funread, with Harley at her homicidal wackiest. But at least shes chosen theright target. I mean, shes not so bad. She brought home Petite Tina from Apokolips.Heres hoping that act of charity comes to mean something, rather than simplysee another Misfit join Harleys band of Hard Luck Cases. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Aug 15, 2018

    The jokes are solid, and the action is appropriately Harley Quinn-esque. Now I just really want to know why that video game is so special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Aug 20, 2018

    It seems that Harley is having a hard time finding a job that she's suited for. Time is running out and she has less than two days to achieve her goal. So, she finally takes a job that she should be good at. Taking out the newest threat to Gotham city and it's underworld. She finds it easy to infiltrate the outlaw's hide-out and it is apparently easy to take out what she must consider being a second-rate thug. Only… to be continued! *** Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Aug 16, 2018

    Overall, Harley Quinn #48 is unremarkable " forgettable, even. For those who love the title, this issue will scratch their Harley itch. It does what Harley Quinn normally does " but not much else. Sam Humphries and Alisson Barges serve up the same meal that made the title appealing in the first place. However, after five years of same ole same ole, this dish is starting to taste a bit stale. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 17, 2018

    The first half of the comic promises a fun, energetic adventure with great art, but for me the book falls apart during the second half. The core story is problematic because of many plot holes, and the attempts at humor overshadow logic to such an extent that at a certain point logic is completely thrown out of the window. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nihilist Aug 15, 2018

    Do you want to read a funny, cleverly written comic that doesn't take itself too seriously, embracing its goofiness, yet not being a parody of itself?
    Do you want to read a comic with a relatable, genuinely entertaining and lovable multilayered protagonist?
    Do you want to read a comic with good art, utilizing different styles to highlight certain jokes and make then even better?

    Then go and read Plastic Man.

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin Aug 17, 2018

    I liked this almost entirely because of Lord Death Man. Harley herself is as obnoxious as ever.

  • 4.0
    Herushalaim Aug 19, 2018

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