Harley Quinn #5

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"EAT TO THIS BEAT" part one! There's been a string of brutal robberies and slayings up and down the East Coast, and the assailants are...knights on horseback?! Harley's got a lead on the men behind the iron masks, but to find them she's going to have to go undercover in the strangest place of all...New York's punk scene!

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 8, 2016

    The issue also makes great use of the supporting cast. I love the scenes where Harley randomly quizzes her friends to find out who can play an instrument. It's just a nice, normal, really personable thing to do. We even get an extended Red Tool action scene! I like that guy, and this is a great issue for him. I really look forward to seeing how this storyline expands these bandmateseven more. I've never been very sure what Eggy's point was in this series, so hopefully he does a great job on drums and makes me a believer. Conner and Palmiotti had me believing from the very beginning, and I couldn't be happier that I stuck with them. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 6, 2016

    The only negative of the issue is that the writers focus a little too much on Red Tool's portion of the storyline. We say it's a negative, but actually we found it quite immersive. It's funny, fast-paced and has some hilarious lines of dialogue. Is this a way of saying we want a Red Tool solo series? Maybe. But it does take time away from the main bulk of the issue, makingHarley Quinn #5 feel a little choppy in places. But considering it's a great little inclusion, we can let that one go a little. This series is headed in an interesting direction, and we can't wait to see where it leads. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Oct 5, 2016

    Overall, the first chapter of "Undercover Punker" shows much promise and is a good jumping on point. We also learn what happens when Harley eats too much pizza, so be thankful this wasn't another rub and smell issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Oct 6, 2016

    Summing up this issue, the stylish artwork and amusing story push this issue along at a nice fast pace and I hit the end before I knew it. Writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti know how to keep this ticking along nice and smooth, I'm giving it an extra half star just because I adore the image of Harley's new haircut so much. Grab a copy, kids. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 5, 2016

    The opening issue to Harley Quinn's punk rock adventure is a lot of fun with some really hilarious jokes...and not a lot of punk rock. Still, the reinforcement of a previously-made arrangement with the City of New York and a solo Red Tool scene counts as character development in my book. I really love when John Timms draws Harley and the crew, he's got a style that is sexy without being pornographic, and it looks really fluid. I am really excited for the rest of this story, though admittedly I have a bit of that New Yawk bias. So sue me. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 6, 2016

    This latest transformation is part of what's shaping up to be an entertaining new mission for the character. This issue does dwell a little too long on Harley's efforts to recruit her new punk band (especially when it comes to Red Tool's weird, off-putting little subplot), but there's plenty of amusement to be had along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Oct 6, 2016

    I've always praised this series for keeping it tastefully tasteless in the best way. This is the first issue that seems to cross the line a wee bit: heavy sexual innuendo and poopy humor (of the human kind, not the animal kind) was just too much for me personally this time around. But it's just a handful of panels in a book that otherwise delivers the usual great combo of violence and hilarity from Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti"all the while setting up some new intrigue that's sure to take Harley into new and interesting situations. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Patrick Ross Oct 5, 2016

    This is another ‘junk food' kind of issue, as while it isn't the most stimulating experience in the world, it drips out just enough dopamine to make your brain crave more. It also helps lay the ground work for what should be a more emotionally satisfying storyline coming down the pipeline. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 8, 2016

    Look, it's pretty clear that Harley Quinn #5 isn't my cup of tea, but if you've enjoyed the series so far then you'll probably like this one quite a bit. Me? Not so much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Oct 5, 2016

    This issue was good, I rather enjoyed reading it. Seeing the characters change a little and come together again is another one. Read Full Review

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