Harley Quinn #28

Writer: Tini Howard, Erica Henderson Artist: Erica Henderson, Sweeney Boo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 16
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Ever have one of those days where ya just can’t catch a break? A day where you’re really trying not to get into trouble while your girlfriend is out of town, but then some jerk attacks you at brunch, you get arrested for some teensy-weensy property damage, and you’re sentenced to community service? Why, I tell you, it’s enough to make a gal start seein’ cartoon fishies every which way and such! Also featuring a very special in-continuity dream of Harley Quinn starring, you guessed it, moi, in the role of a lifetime-the magical-girl-clown protector of Gotham City!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Mar 31, 2023

    If Harley Quinn #28 is just a taste of what's to come, then we're in for a stellar ride. With Harley in a teacher's role as well as once again holding the fate of the universe in her hands, it sure will be a journey. This opening chaptergives an excellent opportunity to join in as Harley starts down a new adventure. Not only is this issue accessible to new fans, but regular readers will sink into a warm pool of spoiled wonder. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Mar 28, 2023

    Final ThoughtsHarley Quinn #28 is a home run of a debut issue. Harley is written wonderfully, we get some great confrontations between her and Two-Face, and there are a couple of big surprises that shake up Harleys life, setting up intriguing stories to come. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Mar 30, 2023

    Ultimately, Harley Quinn #28 is an entertaining case study in Relativism. Tini Howard's expert script work is on full display throughout the issue. Her ability to subtly weave this philosophical doctrine as a theme throughout the narrative is exceptional and her humor is spot-on for the title character. Additionally, the script is bolstered by Sweeny Boo's vibrant, kinetic, and playful artwork. There's one thing Harley Quinn #28 makes absolutely clear: this duo is the perfect team for this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 28, 2023

    While created in two very different stylings, both tales are modern and colorful, focusing on character expression and form. They also feature some cool fight scenes with tones that perfectly match the different situations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 30, 2023

    From the traditional Gotham City crime war to court to community college to an encounter with an overwhelmingly cosmic entity, its a hell of a lot of ground to cover in very little time, but Howard manages to make it work. With a better connection to the script, Sweeney Boos work could really take Harley in an interesting new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 28, 2023

    This issue is much more ambitious than Howard's usual crime-influenced Gotham stories, and that's both a positive and a negative. This is a big, crazy, messy issue and while I'm not 100% sold yet, I am intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 28, 2023

    Harley Quinn #28 ultimately captures the main characters soul but struggles to settle. The protagonist is superbly written and is in safe hands with Howard. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Mar 29, 2023

    There is a lot going on in Harley Quinn #28 and, at some points, almost too much for it to make sense or even less sense than most Harley stories, anyway. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 28, 2023

    Harley Quinn #28 turns the wackiness up to 11 with wildly colorful art and a nonsense plot. The story doesn't make a lot of sense, but at least it has a direction, so we'll see if the new writer can make the trip worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Mar 28, 2023

    Despite some improvements, Tini Howard has given her Harley Quinn run a relatively weak start. Will the artwork and Harley's return to crime draw people back in? Or is it finally time for DC to turn away from a Harley Quinn ongoing book? That's probably not what DC wants to do. If "Harley Mania is over for now though, we'll see what the future really holds for the character. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Mar 29, 2023

    My apprehensions about Howard's plans for Harley are not assuaged by this issue. The community college device is deeply insulting and should never have passed editorial review. Read Full Review

  • 7.5

    Sweeney Boo carries this one, her art fits Harley Quinn's nonsensical wacky character so well.
    Tini Howard is hated by default but I'm above opinoins of pesants. She did fine, she takes Harley out of the main continuity à la Conner/Palmiotti but in a more cohesive way than whatever those two were trying to do (which is not a very high bar). The little story at the end was pretty cute.

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Mar 28, 2023

    A certainly interesting new direction for Harley under Tini Howard. Boo’s art is pretty good and, for whatever reason, I’m surprised she’s doing interiors instead of just covers. Howard’s scripts are solid and the story is fun, but what holds this book back for me is the pacing. I feel like the pages used for the backup story (which was straight-up absurd, but also fun) could have been used to expand on the main story a bit. To keep the backup story, I feel like this story could have been stretched across one or two more issues. Overall, this was a fun start to Howard & Boo’s run on Harley and I just hope the pacing and writing improve as time goes on.

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Apr 5, 2023

    This is a back-step from what Stephanie Phillips was doing.

  • 3.5
    ItsJess Mar 29, 2023

    Sweeney Boo is good.

    That's it.

  • 3.0
    justonemore Mar 28, 2023

    Practically everything has been wrong. The plot does not make sense, there is not even one concrete, but three different ones, Harley goes from fighting with two faces to being a teacher, and the only plot that seems to go somewhere comes in the last three pages and is plagued by overexplanation. Also, what happens with two faces? It's a complete opposite of the one in detective comics, and they're in the same time space. The only decent thing, the drawing, the rest, a horrible comic.

  • 2.0
    Red Hood Apr 2, 2023

    Wow! I usually don't rate comics this low but this truly was an awful issue. The plot of the main story didn't make any sense and each page was something different. For example, Harley was arrested and then became a teacher and tried to take down Two-Face. I think DC is attempting to make as much bank as they can off of Harley Quinn seeing how she has been a fourth pillar amongst the Trinity since her debut. But each run has gone further downhill for the character and this proves it. DC truly has no idea what to do. My opinion - cancel this series.

    At the very least, assemble the Gotham City Sirens again rather than putting effort into not having a strategy for a character as part of the "Dawn of DC" initiative.

  • 2.0
    General C K Mar 29, 2023

    Please Tini go back to larping all day long, I beg of you.

  • 1.0
    randomusername2885 Apr 23, 2023

    Unfocused, unfunny and unreadable.

  • 10
    AmbrosE Mar 31, 2023

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    Pardo Mar 28, 2023

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 28, 2023

  • 9.5
    Xornagain Mar 28, 2023

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Mar 28, 2023

  • 7.5
    Vertigo Girl Mar 28, 2023

  • 7.0
    Cecil Selwyn May 31, 2023

  • 4.5
    Mike Mar 30, 2023

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