Harley Quinn #61

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Harley Quinn welcomes new series artist Otto Schmidt! Harley travels to Gotham City to blow off some steam with her friend Catwoman in the best way she knows how... No, not a bank robbery... Game Night! But the good, clean fun soon turns into a nightmare when they discover that the game is cursed, and that they've inadvertently turned Gotham City into something straight out of a fantasy RPG! Now, with the entire city gone insane, Harley Quinn is the only one who remembers reality...but will anyone believe her?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark May 3, 2019

    This issue is fantastic from start to finish. The artwork is gorgeous. The writing is sublime. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 12, 2019

    Taken for what it is, Harley Quinn #61 is a really fun story packed with gorgeous artwork from the new series artist Otto Schmidt. Who would have thought an epic dark fantasy featuring Harley Quinn would be so cool? Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    On Comics Ground - E.V. Jacob May 1, 2019

    Things get Medieval in Gotham as the tabletop game Harley and her pals bust out for their girls' night in turns in to a real-life RPG where only Harley remembers reality"but can she convince the others she's right, and not crazy? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 1, 2019

    he trials of Harley Quinn continue, and Sam Humphries has used the ongoing storyline to switch genres every issue. We've had a detective story, a horror story, and even a bizarre Kafka-inspired transformation tale. Now, Humphries takes us into the world of high fantasy in Harley Quinn #61, one of the funniest and strangest issues he's done in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter May 2, 2019

    Harley Quinn #61 is dressed in the trappings of every great Dungeons and Dragons-inspired adventure: excellent world building, a compelling threat, and plenty of self-aware humor. Sam Humphries' dialogue is sharper than a long-sword. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 1, 2019

    While the story is a little bit tricky to follow in places -- it has quite a bit of table-setting to do -- stick with it for just the insanity of it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale May 4, 2019

    This issue was unique, even with reminders of other series; this one is truly in its own league. References and flow were great this issue and getting to see all the different character cameos and styles for the beloved characters were awesome. I am really glad this gets to be more than one part because I loved it but it went by so fast, I wanted more and hey we get it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 1, 2019

    Seeing Harley run amok in a D&D-inspired fantasy world is a lot more fun than it has any right to be. Humphries and Schmidt do an outstanding job of bringing the world of Dark Fantasy Gotham to life with striking wit and smart drama that doesnt detract from the reforming clown girl at the center of it all. Thrust a modern character into a Medieval fantasy world may not be a terribly fresh concept for pop fiction. (Twain did it all the way back in 1889.) Humphries and Schmidt do an excellent job of making it fun anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 1, 2019

    But beforewarned " its a multi-part story, so next issue will be more of the same,with a few secrets revealed and surprises thrown in, I am sure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn May 2, 2019

    A much-improved issue in the Sam Humphries Harley run which sparkles with power and personality. Its as if Humphries is planting his flag and going for one of his strongest issues yet, just as we were beginning to lose faith. Lets hope this continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Darkseid24 May 1, 2019

    This was surprisingly fun. This issue starts kind of lame with Harley& Catwoman hanging out, when suddenly reality changes due to Enchantress attacking Harley. Harley has to fight her way through a version of Gotham, which is altered to a middle age version of it. She meets characters like Nightwing or Bullock, changed to guardians& even Ace the wervenwolf. But also villains from Arkham changed to some magical middle age versions of themselves. There were some Batman jokes& about the wedding. Overall it’s a good issue, who h will be continued.

  • 5.0

    This is a concept that could be fun, if it were an Elseworlds story and not Harley Quinn.

  • 4.5
    Nihilist May 1, 2019

    I don't dislike modern cartoons because I'm nostalgic towards ones popular when I was a kid - there was plenty of garbage on TV back in the day, and there has to be a fair dose of new generation's classics aired now that I don't know of. But the popular shows, and the dominant style here and now are not my cup of tea whatsoever. You know what I'm talking about - all these "LOL so random xD" pseudocomedies insulting your intelligence by confusing popcultural references with actual jokes (granted, Marvel movies do it as well), and all that being drawn in this hideous, faux-animeish style. Just watch the new Thundercats trailer that everyone and their mother were ripping apart in sheer hatred a year or two ago. Yeah, that kind of humor and des more

  • 1.0
    Psycamorean May 3, 2019

    I loathed this issue. I'm so annoyed that it's not a done-in-one.

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    Sergione Feb 19, 2020

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  • 7.0
    Andrew Mar 9, 2021

  • 6.5
    mikesbr42 Aug 15, 2020

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