Harley Quinn #57

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
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There's been a murder in Gotham City, and all evidence points to just one suspect: Harley Quinn! Batman hunts Harley down on Coney Island, where they come to blows...but did she actually do the crime? Meanwhile, the Trials of Harley Quinn begin! The Lords of Order and Chaos send their harbinger Mirand'r-the ghost of a young, Earth-obsessed Tamaranean-to find a champion to complete their seven trials and become the Lords' archangel of retribution...and Harley Quinn is their new contender!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jan 12, 2019

    So what are your thoughts readers? Have you been enjoying the ride so far? What are your thoughts for the story lines to come? Let us know in the comments below! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 9, 2019

    Harley's dream team returns, and we can't wait for more! Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Jan 13, 2019

    In case you haven't realised yet, I am simply loving this story run. There's an underlying story that has been built up to in the last few issues. A new story thread was introduced in this issue that I can imagine Humphries spreading over the next few issues. I'm certainly looking forward to whatever Humphries and the creative team has in store forHarley Quinn. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 9, 2019

    Harley Quinn #57 is honestly this title at its finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 9, 2019

    Harleys been through a lot. In this issue Humphries and Timm have tossed the captivating clown girl onto the page at just the right angle. As this is the beginning of a multi-issue story, theres hope that the next few issues could be the beginnings of a fascinating new chapter in the heroines life in 2019.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jan 21, 2019

    The creative team could be onto something brilliant with The Trials of Harley Quinn. Capitalizing on dozens of issues of character development, Harley Quinn #57 blends whimsy and drama to tell one of her most engaging stories yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jan 9, 2019

    Harley Quinn #57 is an excellent introduction to "The Trials of Harley Quinn." Sam Humphries expertly balances the inherent silliness of silver age stories with intimate character moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jan 9, 2019

    Harley Quinn (2016-) #57 is a spectacular introduction to the Trials of Harley Quinn. Sam Humphries's script is flawless in this issue, presenting Harley with her toughest battle. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 9, 2019

    The art in this issue is great. John Timms has some beautifully detailed visual in this issue that really caught my eye. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 9, 2019

    Is there anyone better at fusing genres than Sam Humphries? His Harley Quinn run has somehow managed to elevate Harley into a cosmic player who can go toe-to-toe with the warlords of Apokalips " while also making her a more emotionally grounded character than she's previously been. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Jan 9, 2019

    I really like this issue, in part because it gets back to the basics. There is no Red Tool or Gang of Harleys to take up story time. It's just Harley trying to redeem herself for all her past deeds. And it brings up some interesting questions, such as whether people deserve second chances. It's a fun read you need to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 9, 2019

    All this leads to confrontation between Batman and Harley, the likes of which we haven't seen since Batman and Harley Quinn(2017). Shes up to the challenge of facing the Dark Knight, not because shes a semi-super-villain, but because with her mom battling cancer, Harleys got nothing to lose. Batman, on the other hand Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jan 10, 2019

    Despite nice artwork, a lackluster story cannot lift what is a very average issue. Momentum is a concern on the Harley Quinn title at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 9, 2019

    There's the introduction to one story and the start of another story featuring Batman for your sloppy seconds. The firsts were sloppy enough. Have mercy and end this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Jan 9, 2019

    Have to say I liked this issue. Finally someone slapped Harley in the face& she wasn’t overpowered. This one of course is Batman, but I liked how he told her, that she isn’t redeemable with what he has a point. Batman probably will change his mind about that next issue, when they team up, but nonetheless it was nice to finally see someone confront her with her crimes. Wish DC would continue that& make her hero turn more believable. Apart from that the story with her mom is ok so far. Even so Harley is pretty annoying these days, I felt kind of sorry for her. So this Batman team up either turns out to be a mess next issue or keeps being fine like this one.

  • 2.0
    Psycamorean Jan 11, 2019

    I don't know why I keep reading this title. I'm probably mentally unwell. But at least I have the company of the people who like this series. This series just plainly sucks. I don't like Harley as a character. She's a child. And I felt bad for her mother when Harley wouldn't just leave her alone. Of course, no one would ever call Harley out on how annoying she is. Even if they have cancer and chemo to deal with. Also, I think I'll start pointing out especially bad lines I notice in this series every two weeks. This time it's "An look-- My mom's got cancer, ya can't scare me any more." I just found that particularly atrocious because she hardly ever shows concern for her mother outside of the designated mom-caring scenes. Here we have her ac more

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  • 4.5
    Nihilist Jan 9, 2019

    Look. I like the concept of Harley being framed, and then figuring her way out of this mess, first trying to fight, or run away from Batman, and then, inevitably, teaming up with him and proving her innocence. You know why? Because I've seen it already. Paul Dini's Some King of a Family was based on this general plot, and it was full of action, full of heart and full of character development. This is none of that.

    The comic is an incoherent mess, and to make things worse, it's filled with filler material, like the entire dream sequence. It's unnecessary and serves no real purpose other than saying out loud few things that coulld have been said in one or two sentences. And frankly, I can even tell you when exactly - in hospital, w more

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