Harley Quinn #51

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
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Harley broke most of DCU continuity last issue, and in this ish, she's dealing with the fallout, namely the time-tossed hero of World War II called Captain Triumph! The golden boy of the Golden Age finds his black-and-white approach failing miserably in the gray areas of the modern world (although unfortunately, there are still plenty of fascists for him to punch). It's up to Harley to return Captain Triumph to his own time, but she'll have to put the kibosh on his do-gooding first-right after she figures out what "kibosh" means!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Oct 5, 2018

    What are your thoughts readers? Are you as excited as us for the next issue? Let us know in the comments below. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 4, 2018

    A Golden Age Good Time! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Oct 3, 2018

    Harley Quinn (2016-) #51 is another release-the-brakes ride for Harley Quinn as she must work to undo an unforeseen consequence from the previous issue. Sam Humphries' script and Sami Basri's art work in tandem, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Harley Quinn gets herself out of this mess. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 3, 2018

    Not my favorite issue of the series, but Humphries continues to deliver great Harley stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 3, 2018

    Sami Basri does some outstanding work with the art in this issue, I really enjoyed how bright, and vibrant the art was in this issue. It really helped match the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 3, 2018

    While the "oh no, Harley broke continuity" schtick is more than a little yawn-worthy, there's something charming about #51 with Captain Triumph being stuck out of his own time, trying to be a hero the only way he knows how and colliding directly with a society and time that he simply doesn't understand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Oct 8, 2018

    Overall, this was a breath of fresh air from the staleHarley Quinn title. I hope it continues that way. A good start to what I hope is a solid story arch from the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 8, 2018

    Incredible art and a cute little story end up feeling a little bit inconsequential. Still a fun read, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 13, 2018

    Harley's title is casually cartwheeling off in an interesting direction that could break new existential spoofery beyond the accomplished works of Gerber, Giffen and Byrne. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 3, 2018

    But a littlebit of Harley goes a long way. It seem as if there hasnt been a week in recentmonths that there hasnt been a Harley-centric book on the stands. I realizeshe could be the break-out anti-hero " DCs version of Wolverine " but Ido wish they would dial it back. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 3, 2018

    I like this issue and I'm curious to see where Sam Humphries goes with Captain Triumph and Harley's relationship. It's a lighter issue to be sure though, and doesn't accomplish much in its 20 pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 8, 2018

    Following the incredible landmark 50th issue, Harley Quinn stumbles in its pacing as it attempts to explore the lasting impacts of their continuity crushing adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Oct 3, 2018

    There's a lot of cool concepts to play around with, but this issue does not really pounce on them. The cover shows Captain Triumph with a newspaper reading "Fascists No More." There was a good opportunity to delve into Captain Triumph still needing to fight fascists of today, but besides a couple panels showing him beating up dudes in gray suits, nothing really happens with it. This type of plot line could only work with Harley Quinn, and I'd like to see the creative team expand upon the ideas presented in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Oct 4, 2018

    A good issue with some flaws, but an entertaining read nonetheless. Great art! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 3, 2018

    Harley Quinn really is a strange book. Breaking the fourth wall has become a core component of the narrative, and the titular heroine's relationships with supporting cast don't always make sense given that Harley is the Joker's ex and a member of the Suicide Squad. Some of the jokes feel forced, whereas others, particularly those involving Captain Triumph, are entertaining and funny. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 3, 2018

    Nonsense from the previous issue (that we'd rather forget) spills over into this one, and it feels like overtime at the dentist. Once a veritable font of silly good times, this book has become an absolute bore. Avoid. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nihilist Oct 3, 2018

    Every author and artist that was, is and will be, has their own style or gimmick you can instantly recognize. I think I just understood what's Sam Humphries' gimmick in Harley comics - it's obscure, long forgotten characters that simply don't fit modern day DC, but can be used in a comedic way to kinda break the 4th wall, or at least be a disposable cast of side characters, since when you think about it, Harley has practically no memorable companions in her comics.

    The idea is not bad - Captain Triumph allowed Harley to suit up in her Bombshells costume, Janni was caught in the middle of figuring out what to do with multiple versions of Donna Troy, but in the end, there's one bad thing that remains constant, and that's the protag more

  • 10
    Rocker97 Oct 5, 2018

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Oct 9, 2018

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 9, 2018

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