Harley Quinn #5

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 15
8.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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Did I miss something, or is there another new creep in a funny costume tryin’ to take over Gotham? Villains in this city are like that multiheaded hydra monster: blow a few up in Arkham Asylum, and 50 more pop up in ridiculous costumes thinkin’ they’re worthy of one of those fancy character variant covers. And here I thought bustin’ outta Hugo Strange’s new headquarters and savin’ the clowns was gonna be my biggest problem today.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 28, 2021

    The stall that Stephanie Phillips' Harley Quinn series hit in the previous issue is gone entirely in this week's Harley Quinn #5 and what readers get may be the best of the run yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jul 27, 2021

    Overflowing with witty writing and dynamic artwork, Harley Quinn #5 is a pleasure to read from cover to cover. A large portion of this issue's success is the result of Stephanie Phillips' ability to draw parallels between Harley Quinn's heroic journey and Hugo Strange's shtick as a copycat Batman. Additionally, Phillips' discussion of literary elements throughout Harley's narration is a humorous method of delivering each plot point as well as her thesis on storytelling. However, this story would feel incomplete without Riley Rossmo's energetic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 27, 2021

    Harley Quinn #5 takes this rollercoaster for one last fantastic spin. The story itself may not have left a lasting impression, but what has shone from the first to the final page is are the characters and the dialogue. Phillips mastery over language means that every single piece of conversation or word balloon is delightful. The art style is truly unique and captures the attention terrifically. The desire for more Harley from this creative team has evolved from a want to a need. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Jul 28, 2021

    Harley Quinn #5 was another top-tier entry for this series. With the introduction of a new villain, its clear things wont calm down for Harley any time soon, and I eagerly anticipate her next adventure. At this rate, this Harley Quinn series is rapidly becoming my favorite run for the character.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jul 31, 2021

    Issue five continues to enthrall and delight. The variant cover is to DIE for! With each issue we get to enjoy this new version of Harley Quinn more and more. Now the story is gaining depth and I for one cannot wait to see what is to come! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 27, 2021

    The illustrations in this chapter combine detailed, lively drawings with a colorful palette that changes with the perspective and intensity of a scene. I found the action oriented panels to be very exciting and engaging. This is a fun issue that perfectly captures the tone of Harley Quinn's world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 2, 2021

    Harley Quinn #5 is another great issue of this odd but fun series from Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo. I never really expected that a Harley Quinn title would become one of my favourite books. Her antics are as entertaining as always, but Phillips has added an undercurrent of deeper meaning that makes this title more compelling that previous incarnations. It's well worth checking out, even if Harley Quinn isn't your usual cup of tea. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 27, 2021

    This isn't like any of the last few Harley runs, which were pure chaos unleashed. But this is a Harley that feels like she exists in this new Gotham, and for the first time in a long time she feels like she's a real player in the world of Batman and his villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jul 27, 2021

    Five issues in, and I'm still here. My fear, however, is that DC doesn't understand the potential audience for this book, and that it will ultimately be one more comic cruising for a short run and a reboot. I guess I'll keep enjoying it while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Jul 28, 2021

    We have a name for the new villain who is presumably connected to Simon Saint " Keepsake. I'm not hugely excited by this, but Harley Quinn remains a strong title featuring a vibrant and engaging Harley. It's hard to ask for more. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 27, 2021

    Harley Quinn #5 is the comic book equivalent of a spoiled child begging for attention. All silliness. Constant noise. No substance. Read Full Review

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