Harley Quinn #74

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Harley Quinn’s sojourn in L.A. has been full of tragedy and heartbreak, from the death of her friend to uncovering a deep web of moral compromise that’d make even the most sadistic Batman villain’s stomach churn. In the epic finale to our story, Harley will come face to face with the person pulling the strings and learn who’s out to see her fail!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 10, 2020

    Harley Quinn #74 feels like the end of something and the beginning of something big. I honestly thought the battle with Granny would be longer, but there are bread crumbs to something more to come. It is often confusing what is up with Harley. Does she love Booster or Pam or herself? Can she do all three? I guess only time will tell but I am rooting for the last one on that list. It is what she deserves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 8, 2020

    Harley Quinn #74 is definitely a wrap-up issue, closing out her adventures in Los Angeles and bringing the story of her grief following her mother's death full circle. It's satisfying in a truly unique way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 7, 2020

    Harley Quinn #74wraps up its storyline with a ending page I hope promises a bit of good for our often on the ropes harlequin. Shes been dragged through hell and back recently and Id love to see something go a little right for her. Id say shes earned it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jul 7, 2020

    Harley Quinn #74 packs a wallop and ties up this arc for Harley nicely. The team delivers a splendid issue worthy of the Maiden of Mischief. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 7, 2020

    While it's Palmiotti and Conner who wrote the defining Harley run, this one might be my favorite. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 9, 2020

    Humphries has had a hell of a run on the series. Hes been working towards next months series finale for well over a year now. Harleys reformation has taken a long and gradual road with plenty of subtlety even as the narrative has sometimes jerked around haphazardly while its protagonist has been engaging in some very dark behavior. The series draws to a close next month with a big 75th-anniversary issue. Humphries will have worked on the series for two years by the time it draws to a close. Its been a nice long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 8, 2020

    Sami Basri has a beautifully distinctive style that is perfectly matched with the frenetic energy of Harley Quinn as a character. Not only do the characters look great, but they are some of the most expressive drawings I've seen in a lot of comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jul 11, 2020

    I look forward, with a box of tissues, to Harley Quinn #75. I've already pre-ordered my special variant, by wildly talented Shannon Maer! See you for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 9, 2020

    The penultimate issues of this run of Harley Quinns adventures tie all of Humphries arcs together in a hilarious and heartfelt meditation on the struggle of life, all through Harleys inimitable eyes, drawn by the incomparable Sami Basri. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 20, 2020

    Clarity and closure on Alicia's murder isn't the only thing Harley finds as the comic ends with Harley and Booster Gold together at last. The question is, with the comic coming to a close is this all we'll ever get of Goldie Quinn? Or may another series and writer explore where this unlikely duo may go from here? Here's hoping we having seen the last of these two. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 9, 2020

    Harley Quinn #74, the penultimate issue in the series, brings all the heart, humor and drama that has made the story stand out but this time suffers from one major misstep... Booster Gold. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jul 7, 2020

    'Harley Quinn' #74 is a satisfying conclusion to "California or Death" but will not take home the title belt. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jul 7, 2020

    Harley's final face off with Granny Goodness is a fun, and heartfelt moment where it's proven that even Granny Goodness herself has gone through loss. While the fight is enjoyable, and has some great surprises, the emotional beats of the story are where it's strongest. First in Harley's determination to save her friends and those Granny Goodness would put in danger. Then as she and Becca both find resolution in the truth and are able to put Alicia to rest at last. If you've been enjoying this arc at all, this is a great way to wrap it up. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 7, 2020

    This series got caught in a rut the minute Sam Humphries got praised for Harley's mother's death.  This issue kind of ends the murder "mystery" of Alicia's death, but Humphries seems more interested in grabbing feels than tying up loose ends, and in the end, this all mattered about as much as the Jade Feather - not at all!  Oh well, at least he didn't mess up the character for longtime fans... oh crap, he did that too!  (I did love the art, by the way!) Read Full Review

  • 8.0

    This deals with a lot of heavy themes and I respect that.

  • 1.0
    TP Jul 7, 2020

    This is what happens when a bad editor (Brian Cunningham aka the dude who kicked Gail Simone off Batgirl in hi first day at the office) teams up with a yes man writer. A badly written, horribly edited mess of a book with no redeeming qualities. We could talk about the elephant in the room that is the erasure of Harley and Ivy as a couple but the writer will blame it to the editor and the editor to the writer. Or how Booster Gold was shoehorned into a story that makes zero sense just so they could straightwash both characters.

    The worst part of it how the book makes a nod to the failed kiss between Harley and Ivy in Houser's Harley and Ivy mini and literally flips the middle finger to fans of Harley and Ivy.

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