Harley Quinn #53

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Lucas Werneck Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
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Harley and failed Female Fury Petite Tina go road-tripping! With their lives a roaring dumpster fire, Harley and Tina decide to get out of town for a mini-vacay, and wind up driving each other crazy instead. An unplanned detour leads them to run afoul of a new baddie called Minor Disaster, whose so-called "Disaster Dial" only causes small calamities such as texting your ex and pooping your pants. Harley and Tina must now put their differences aside to stop Minor Disaster before she spells disaster for them both!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Nov 9, 2018

    Harley Quinn has honestly never disappointed me, and this issue is no different. The plot is great, the moments where the reader needs to feel something are placed correctly and the art is stunning. The cliff hanger is quite poignant and I am so excited for what comes next. This issue gets an easy ten from me, I am waiting patiently (not) to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 7, 2018

    It's truly an outstanding read, and the art is pretty great too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Nov 10, 2018

    The artwork in this issue is also sublime, one of the best drawnHarley Quinn issues for a long time. A brand new artist working on the comic is exactly what was needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Nov 7, 2018

    Harley Quinn (2016-) #53 is another Harley-packed issue from Sam Humphries. As Minor Disaster wrecks havoc on Harley's internet career, and her reputation, Harley's going to have to strap on her big hero guns if she's going to get past her greatest trial yet: viral humiliation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2018

    Sam Humphries' increasingly bizarre Harley Quinn run continues to deliver comedy and thrills in equal percentages with the start of the next arc, titled "Minor Disaster," in Harley Quinn #53. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2018

    This story looks like it might be another fun interlude in the life of Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 7, 2018

    Humphries' Harley Quinn is just too much fun to pass up! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 17, 2018

    Harley Quinn #53 explores the expectations surrounding such a whimsical character, but doesnt offer anything particularly exciting or consequential for readersaside from seeing Harley try to jump the Coney Island pier on a motorcycle while blinded from cutting onions, of course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Nov 7, 2018

    I had similar critiques for the last Harley arc regarding Captain Triumph, and the creative team really turned it around in the second part. I'm hoping something similar will occur this time. But at the end of the day, it's still an enjoyable Harley Quinn story about a relevant issue. It's funny, but there could be more. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Nov 7, 2018

    Overall this issue feels like a step backwards from the strong independent, bad ass, morally ambiguous but, always down for saving those who have nothing Harley that we had grown to love. While Harley Quinn #53 isn't a full nail in my Harley loving coffin, it's not exactly where I thought things were going when the baton was passed. If you take the issue as it is and for what it is, it's a quick, fun, basic read and nowhere near the page turner , thought provoking Harley we had grown to love and root for. I'm hoping that the arc picks up and, that Humphries gives Harley something real to fight for, instead of her reputation or fame and we get a real taste at the feminist icon we know is hiding in Harley's newly revamped shell. She's deserves it and so do we. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Nov 8, 2018

    A clever commentary on Youtube culture this issue succeeds as a fun Harley issue with good art, but I cant help but feel Humphries has a little more game in him than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 9, 2018

    Harleys journey to legitimate, responsible adulthood continues. The subtle Harley-is-America aspect to the story continues to be appealing. Here Humphries continues his exploration of modern American pop consciousness trying to grow-up into some kind of responsible adulthood. Humphries attempt to address this in internet video culture within this framework isnt quite handled with the kind of sophistication hed managed in previous issues. However, its interesting to watch it continue to unfold in this issue, even when the quality falters a bit. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 7, 2018

    Harley Quinn takes to YouTube in order to drum up some funds, but her attempts are thwarted by someone that wants to usurp her fame. Huh. That was surprisingly easy to recap. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 7, 2018

    Somehow, allthis sounds familiar, like a bad teen movie. A couple of teen girls squabbleover some imagined offense, leading to alternate misplaced joy and wailing andgnashing of teeth. Eventually it escalates beyond their control and they areforced to make peace. Its so juvenile a situation, you dont know who to rootfor. Hopefully this will end quickly. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 7, 2018

    I hate to say it, but this might just be the weakest issue in Humphries's run so far. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Nihilist Nov 7, 2018

    Harley has become a YouTuber. Can this run fall any lower? What's next? She's going to make videos trying to stop the damn train in GTA V, taze dead rats with a stun gun, or spew paranoid propaganda wearing a donkey mask and calling anyone she disagrees a communist? Let's face it - at this point she's written as stupid enough to actually do every single each and one of these things, and it wouldn't surprise me a bit. Her PhD must have evaporated, the same way my brain cells do each month when I torture myself reading this garbage, not even being able to fully comprehend how my 2nd favourite comic character of all time got so regressed, ridiculed and simply butchered, not by just one writer, but by generations (well, not really, we're talkin more

  • 2.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 9, 2018

    I hate this series so much. It's so dumb. Just end it, please.

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    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 9, 2018

  • 1.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 7, 2018

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