Harley Quinn #72

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 13, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

Some mysteries just don't want to be solved! As Harley digs deeper into the death of her friend, it becomes clear that there are forces in Los Angeles that don't  want her this close to the truth. Will Harley be broken by the City of Angels, or will she be able to avenge her friend's death? And will she be able to convince Booster Gold that he is not her crime-fighting partner and never will be?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 13, 2020

    It's beautiful, it's real, and its heartwrenching just as much as it is funny. It's a fantastic issue; it's timing just makes it perfect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 19, 2020

    Harley Quinn #72 puts the series on a serious upswing. This newly reformed, trying to do good, not sure how, drinking Jack Daniels for breakfast Harley Quinn is so fun. Sam Humphries is an excellent writer and has a knack for writing women who are believable. Not all men can do it and when they swing and miss, it is epic. Sam was great with Jessica Cruz and it was his writing that made her my favorite Green Lantern. He could just turn Harley into my favorite Anit-Hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 13, 2020

    Abel has a beautiful style and that style is manifested in the art of this issue. Not only do the characters look great, but the cartoon-esque visuals enhance the story and the emotional undertones brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 14, 2020

    Grief is all over this issue, as Harley's lost several people important to her in a very short period. That leads to a surprising sequence of events as the issue closes out, and I'm genuinely worried for Harley for the first time in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale May 14, 2020

    This issue is the last before we get the “The Truth” in both issue title and in conclusion. It will be nice to see the conclusion and justice gotten for Harley Quinn's friend. Til next month readers, I leave you with my rating for Harley Quinn #72. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 21, 2020

    Humphries has achieved an iconic status with this run on Harley Quinn, and this arc shows that there are emotional ramifications that can continue to be explored long after this series, but Harley Quinn #72 also shows that the story isn't nearly completed yet. There might be some new developments for fans to come to terms with, but it's an enjoyable issue and on par with the quality we've come to expect from this team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland May 15, 2020

    At this point, we've seen Harley work her way out of the worst situations with a smile on her face, but Humphries does a good job of never letting readers forget the stakes. She may act invincible, but is that actually just a death wish? Those hard-hitting revelations balanced out with the hilarity of Harley riding Booster's back while he flies are a true example of what makes Harley Quinn books, tv shows, and movies so much fun to experience. I mean, there's a reason this book is on issue #72. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 18, 2020

    Although Booster exits stage left at the end of the issue, the comic more than hints at the possibility of a romantic relationship between a pair of screw-ups who are more heroic than most are willing to admit. Could this be just the beginning of Goldie Quinn? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. May 12, 2020

    Harley Quinn #72 marks for another amusing chapter in the series. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up then you’ll want to be sure to drop in on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter May 13, 2020

    Behind its murder mystery facade, 'Harley Quinn' #72 is an excellent character study centered on grief. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 12, 2020

    This issue of Harley Quinn feels a little like the last one, but still manages to be quite a bit of fun. Humphries focuses once again on grief and trauma, and how that impacts a person, and he does it through showing us Harley's often questionable decisions through the issue. He balances this with Booster Gold who adds humor and a level head that Harley needs right now, and works as a great partner as they continue their investigation. All in all, it's an entertaining read that's also full of heart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 14, 2020

    Despite a slight downgrade in art, Harleys neon-noir adventure in LA continues to be a very enjoyable romp! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 12, 2020

    While I like some of what Sam Humphries is doing with Harley, this murder mystery still lacks the setup and details to make me care to see it through to the end.  I doubt many readers gasped when the suspect in Alicia's murder switched from one guy we know little about to another we know even less, and why is that?  I understand that Harley is the type of character you can roll through an issue and enjoy the zany moments, but Sam Humphries wants to do more, but without a solid story, he fails here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 6, 2020

    Harley's adventure in California continues. Any real potential for Harley exploring life in the wake of everything that's happened seems as distant as ever when it really SHOULD be closer to the center of the story. The jerkiness of the pacing could be a bit more charming, but Humphries and company don't even necessarily manage that much in another issue that is just beyond the reach of being good. The story isn't finished yet, though. Judging from the state of things at issue's end, there's one more issue that could bring recent events into sharp focus if Humphries can manage it. Read Full Review

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