Harley Quinn #16

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
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8.2User Rating

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You know how the whole villain origin story is usually about the "one bad day" that changed everything? I think it's Tuesday most of the time. But what if it's, like, a lot of bad days, and some of them were even caused by me, Harley Quinn? Well, that would be a recipe for one pretty bad villain, right? The secret origin story of a brutal new villain, Verdict, is revealed here! Though I guess it won't be very secret once we reveal it, huh?  

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 28, 2022

    Harley Quinn #16 is one of the heaviest issues of the series so far. That energy and humour are still there, but this is an incredibly traumatic and emotional comic. It is a brutal and honest reminder of the past that our heroes stem from, with neither the writer nor the artist sparing any grizzly details about the history of these characters. It is a clever callback to the start of the series, where it was made clear that Harley is not a perfect person, trying to make amends to those that she had wronged. Except what she has to amend for may be huge. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jul 2, 2022

    With the finale in sight, I for one sit on pins and needles awaiting no pun intended but the verdict for Harley Quinn. Especially what this means for one of the most important relationships that Harley has cultivated in this series. Truly a recommend to read Harley Quinn #16 and I will see you guys next time with Harley Quinn #17! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 28, 2022

    Phillips does an excellent job with crafting this surprisingly emotional chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 28, 2022

    It's a good storyline, but I'm sort of looking forward to Harley's adventures getting more bizarre as she blasts off into space. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 29, 2022

    Harley Quinn #16 is an issue of necessary exposition and it's surprisingly good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 28, 2022

    Harley Quinn #16 is one of the better issues in the series as we learn Verdict's origin story. Although, Verdict's origin is well-constructed and makes sense in context, the standout of the issue is still Kevin. Rossmo is due credit for depicting Kevin's range of emotional strife once he learns the truth, making this one of the strongest issues in the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Jun 30, 2022

    Batwoman departed the scene too quickly, and it feels a bit as if the creative team is hurrying to finish the Verdict arc. This nevertheless remains an excellent book and a compelling arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Jun 28, 2022

    I didn't hate this issue like I did the last one, but a lot of problems still persist in this book, and in the general writing of Harley Quinn at DC Comics. I swear, I'm not saying any of this to attack Stephanie Phillips. I also swear I'm not some Harley Quinn hater who secretly posed as a fan to get this review gig. I just have to call it as I see it, and if you're looking for a quality book to follow, I'm afraid this isn't the one right now.Score: 4.5/10 Read Full Review

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