Harley Quinn #52

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
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Trapped in a future he doesn't understand, Captain Triumph can't battle his way out of our modern world, as all his efforts lead to disaster. That causes him to butt heads and trade punches with his would-be protector, Harley Quinn. Can Harley talk her way out of this clash? And more importantly, where's she getting a time machine so she can send Captain Triumph home?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Oct 20, 2018

    This one is an easy 10/10 and I cannot wait to see what lies in store for us next time. What are your thoughts readers? Are you enjoying the Harley Quinn series as much as we are? Let us know in the comments below. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Oct 17, 2018

    There's a line in this issue that really stuck with me: "Nostalgia is a trap." Lately, Harley has been wanting to go back to her old life of crime. Not because she liked being a criminal more but because it was just simpler. The same sentiment could apply to a lot of people these days. These days, everyone's nostalgic for the 90s because that time seemed easier. There wasn't the same existential threat posed by technology and social media, and people weren't constantly talking about politics every single day. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 17, 2018

    Captain Triumph's story continues in Harley Quinn #52, and this issue holds on to everything that made the previous issue a standout. The pacing is perfect, with the story sacrificing nothing in slowing down from the title's usually bonkers hijinks. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 16, 2018

    Its very reassuring to see a character who is both crazy and relatable. Its also reassuring to see her walk the narrow path towards becoming something other than a detriment to society. As the storyline progresses, itll be interesting to see how Harleys long term character development is going to affect how everyone relates to her, on and off the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Oct 17, 2018

    Sam Humphries has brought Harley's character full circle, as she officially retires her old costume and old ways with it. By far the best part of this week's issue was the contrast between Harley's vivid costume and Captain Triumph's muted look crafted by Sami Basri and Alex Sinclair. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 17, 2018

    A strong conclusion to the Captain Triumph arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Oct 16, 2018

    All in all, this is definitely worth the purchase. It's a great story and the art is fantastic. The entire team deserves a pat on the back. Excellent stuff! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 21, 2018

    Harley Quinn #52 is full of the action and humor that only she can bring, but it also uses the concept of continuity to explore some interesting questions about our fandom and comic books in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 17, 2018

    It's the kind of plot that could only happen in Harley Quinn, and Humphries' anarchic approach makes me look forward to this book every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 17, 2018

    Bonkers. Goofy. And Charming To Boot! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 17, 2018

    If DC Comics(or any comic book publisher, for that matter) were to choose to resurrect anyof the classic Golden age characters, they could do a lot worse than hiringSami Basri to illustrate same. Basris fine lines and smooth textures fit thestreamlined era of the 1930s and 40 so very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Oct 19, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed this comic, and the two-part run that it was a part of.Harley Quinn is going from strength to strength and that's down to the creative team working on the project. I certainly hope they keep working on it all together. And I look forward to seeing where it takes Harley next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    A very fun and funny issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 18, 2018

    Harley Quinn #52 is not a comic without its problems, but all things considered, I really did enjoy this issue for its fun artwork and steady pace. While I wish DC would just stop with all the continuity and fourth wall breaking, I appreciate that Jonni DC contributed to Harley's character development in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Oct 18, 2018

    A satisfying conclusion to the Triumph arc, as he returns to the past, and all signs point to the future for Harley. Who knows what will come next! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 17, 2018

    Even if you're a big Captain Triumph fan for some reason, you can pass this issue up. Heck, if you're a big Captain Triumph fan, this issue just might piss you off. Overpriced, even if it were one dollar. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nihilist Oct 17, 2018

    I can't imagine what could be more painful than dialogues in Harley's comics. Just stop, please, pushing this accent gimmick so much on every panel, it's more painful than being smacked in the head with a mallet. These dialogues would be bad enough without it!
    From my observations, I think I can establish a principle: if Harley has this annoying accent gimmick, the entire comic will be trash. Let's call it Nihilist's law. I wonder if any writer proves me wrong, because as of now, I don't recall a good Harley comic that would feature this overused gimmick.

    Nothing worth recommending - the comic is unbearably poor.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 17, 2018

    I can't believe a font could annoy me so much... As for the story, it's very simple and in a much better writer's hands, it could work. Sam Humphries' dialogue is trash. Most exemplified by the final page. Give it a rest, please. End this comic or get someone who isn't just going to piggy back off of the garbage Conner and Palmiotti runs.

  • 7.0
    Br'er Lapin Oct 19, 2018

  • 2.0
    Ellrick Oct 18, 2018

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