Harley Quinn: Be Careful What You Wish For Special #1

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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If you thought you'd seen all the mayhem Harley was capable of unleashing with the help of an all-powerful genie and infinite wishes...well, we wish you'd known better! This oversize special presents the Loot Crate-exclusive story as a stand-alone comic, available in comics shops for the first time ever, with an additional eighteen (18!) pages of brand-new story and art by Amanda Conner!

  • 8.5
    GWW - River Godbee Jan 9, 2018

    While there is nothing groundbreaking here, it is an entertaining comic with a very fun character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jan 10, 2018

    All of Harley's wishes link up to one another in a creative and funny way that makes for good story-telling. If you need a good laugh or if you just love Harley Quinn this special is a lot of fun. It's something you can read with zero knowledge of any other comic series. You just need to know who Harley Quinn is. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 11, 2018

    This week's regular issue of Harley Quinn was the last one by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, but this one-shot is a more fitting coda for their run with the character. This is just pure Harley insanity with great art by Conner, Chad Hardin, Otto Schmidt and Ben Caldwell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 12, 2018

    The ending to this special was spoiled a long time ago in the first issue of the Rebirth run, but really, how much you enjoy this comic will depend on how much you like this run's brand of humor at its most unhinged. At least one thing's for sure " it's never going to bore you. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 11, 2018

    Harley finds a jinn in a bottle, makes all manner of wishes and it goes about as well as you would expect. This is a fun special recycled from a 2016 Loot Crate exclusive (which probably makes it new to you!). Amanda Conner provides most of the interiors, which is a real treat, but there's also almost 20 pages of new additional content to make this worth a purchase if you're just looking for some one-shot rainy day fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 16, 2018

    Not that this a bad story " I just don't understand why it was presented in this format. It easily could have been presented more effectively within the pages of the mainstream Harley title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jan 11, 2018

    Harley embarks on her final Conner/Palmiotti adventure crossing paths with a Genie who grants her unlimited wishes. Chaos predictably ensues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 10, 2018

    A reasonably pleasant story from Harley Quinn's pre-Suicide Squad (The Movie!) days, with a nice roster of artists and some appropriate hijinks. It's just a little superfluous, being that Conner and Palmiotti are leaving the book and the asking price is five bucks. It ends up being a pretty good value, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jan 12, 2018

    I really dig the art style overall, I'm glad Amanda Conner was the main artist for this. I sort of lost interest half way through, not super memorable to me as special Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 11, 2018

    Harley Quinn: Be Careful What You Wish For will test the Harley tolerance of all but the most dedicate fanbase. More than this, specials like this make us ponder who this character even is. Harley could quite happily be the fourth-wall breaking equivalent of Marvel's Deadpool, but in attempting to grab onto the all the audiences for the character from her 25-year history it ultimate ends up appealing to very few. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jan 10, 2018

    Despite the book's shortcomings, Harley Quinn Be Careful What You Wish For is visually a good time. As a personal fan of Amanda Conner (yes, the same Amanda Conner that co-wrote the book), I am never disappointed with her artwork. Harley Quinn has never looked so close to bursting with life than she does when drawn by Amanda Conner. Overall, I'd recommend this special for fans of fun, quick reads- and any diehard fan of Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

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