Harley Quinn #2

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 28
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6.0User Rating

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Ya sure you wanna double down on this gimmick? Awright already-I’ll do it! Harley Quinn back again to tell ya that my mission to help heal Gotham City has already hit some bumps in the road. The awful Hugo Strange-psychiatrist, fitness freak, and expert on tiny glasses-is trying to deal with Gotham City’s clown problem, and get this! The city is endorsing him while everyone keeps giving me grief! The only person who believes in me is my new sidekick, Kevin. You’re going to find out some real dark stuff about him in this issue, too! We’re both going
to have to keep our guard up, ’cuz Hugo has an army of creepy orderlies he’ more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Apr 27, 2021

    The variant cover for Harley Quinn #2, along with the complexity of her character, set to beautiful color by Derrick Chew, should catch your eye. Stay for the story and artwork, as it's 100% worth it. I'm looking forward to issue #3, Who's Afraid Of Hugo Strange? Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Apr 30, 2021

    Harley Quinn #2 is overflowing with excellent character exploration, wonderfully written dialogue, and gorgeous artwork. Additionally, Stephanie Phillips presents a conflict not far removed from our society. A large portion of this issue's success involves the use of Harley as the reader's voice and the exploration of Kevin's tragic backstory. However, none of this story would work as well without Riley Rossmo's wonderful artwork and Ivan Plascencia's beautiful colors. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Apr 27, 2021

    Overall, this story is one of the best coming out from DC Comics right now. I highly recommend you get this book and dive in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 27, 2021

    Harley Quinn #2 is building into a phenomenal buddy-comedy, but one that includes moments of deep sadness. Every one of the creators has made sure that all of the aspects of the comic match the personality that Harley exudes, from the diversity in moods to her whiplash-inducing changes of pace. Kenny is a perfect partner for her in this series as it gives Quinn a project, someone that she can help make better whilst she does the same for herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 27, 2021

    Harley Quinn avoids the second issue slump with some key advancements to the main plot to keep that storyline rolling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 27, 2021

    This is a very talky issue, with only a few action scenes, and that makes it feel like we're sitting in on Harley's personal therapy session. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, it also makes it a little hard to gauge the overall direction of the run. Still, the talent on both the writing and art side here is very clear. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 27, 2021

    Harley Quinn #2 is such a fantastic issue. It takes you on a ride and ranges of emotions. The fact I already love Kevin as a character and am cheering for him says everything. Sadly, I'm already attached so fully expect something terrible will happen. For now though, like Harley, I want him, and this comic, by my side. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 28, 2021

    The story is very enjoyable. The writer Stephanie Phillips knows her audience and does a good job of giving them what they want and just a little bit more as well. The art by Riley Rossmo is tops. His work only gets better and better and this is quite good. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 27, 2021

    Plascencia uses bold, brilliant color work to highlight the detailed drawings of Rossmo. It perfectly captures the wild and infectious spirit of Harley. The issue is fun, visually exciting and and very transportive. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Apr 27, 2021

    I do enjoy this theme of taking accountability and how we see the two different types of it. Both Harley and Kevin come from a genuine place in wanting to atone for their past when the time is right. Strange, on the other hand, is willing to abuse someone in her own personal torture session. Phillips is able to set up dialogue to have Harley respond to show that she understands the mind very well and can see who is genuine in making up for their past crimes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 28, 2021

    Harley Quinn #2 properly introduces us to the series' first villain, while taking us a little deeper with Harley's struggle to go legit. With a strong supporting character in Kevin, plenty of fun dialogue (and narration), and Rossmo's playfully creepy aesthetic, this book is a winner, and I'm looking forward to the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 28, 2021

    With Stephanie Phillips behind the pen, Harley Quinn's voice is the most authentic and enjoyable that it has ever been and that's very obvious in Harley Quinn #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 1, 2021

    A solid, enjoyable second issue takes a little too much attention away from Harley Quinn right when I feel this comic needs to be building a better Harley foundation. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Apr 28, 2021

    I am curious as to why Simon Saint has positioned Strange in Gotham, and why Nakano is so ready to cede control to such a notorious rogue. Other than that, Harley Quinn #2 feels slow and small and quiet, which are not adjectives I would ever associate with Harley. I imagine things will pick up soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 27, 2021

    Harley Quinn #2 is loud, childish, unbelievable, and unlikable. Whatever hope for a smart, fun, interesting take on the character hinted at from the first issue is wholly absent here. Perhaps issue #3 can get back on track. Read Full Review

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