Harley Quinn and Batman #1
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Harley Quinn and Batman #1

Writer: Ty Templeton Artist: Rick Burchett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 11
6.4Critic Rating
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Harley’s sure she’s the best thing that ever happened to her puddin’, but the Joker treats her like just another henchperson. There’s only one thing to do: get the Batman involved!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 1, 2017

    This is a great slice of Batman: The Animated Series fun. It may be short, but at a buck it's well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 3, 2017

    Harley Quinn and Batman delivers what I had been hoping for with this as we get a very fun visual design from Rick Burchett that handles the layouts wonderfully and with a great dynamic sense of flow. I love the action, the joker's face as things explode on him, and the look of Batman throughout this. Harley's still a character I struggle with because of overuse but by going back to the "original" version and looking to move her on, even as a prequel to an animated movie, I'm all in. Add in some delicious Poison Ivy material at the end and it's just fantastic all around. This should be a pretty fun read in bi-weekly form and likely even better when read in full. And for a buck an issue it's an easy way to get some classic silliness and fun character material. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Aug 4, 2017

    This issue gives fans of the old show a serious dose of nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Aug 2, 2017

    This mini issue is a lot of fun and has some great one liners filling it's pages. It will be very exciting how this series explores the subject of Harley splitting from the Joker. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Aug 2, 2017

    Aug 2, 2017 - 17:40 Burkett did an admirable job recreating the Batman the animated series style. The pages of this comic could almost be stills from the cartoon. It wont be to everyone's taste, but if you were a fan of the cartoon, you will most likely love the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 7, 2017

    It seems Harley's days as the Joker's sidekick are over. However, this story is just getting started. Let's see where this new adventure takes her. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 2, 2017

    The art is an interesting hybrid, the story compelling, but I'm bothered by some tonal irregularities... Still a good read, though. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Aug 2, 2017

    Don't expect getting more of the noir and style of Batman: TheAnimated Series from this book as it seems the influence stops at the characterdesigns. Joker gives us dumb goofy slapstick, Batman is barely present, and Harleyis possibly the only character that slightly resembles her Batman: TAS version.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Aug 2, 2017

    Harley Quinn and Batman #1 is Saturday-morning cartoons at its most mediocre. I didnt find it funny, but I appreciate the artistic callback to the cartoons I did watch, and I appreciate DC trying a version of Batman that isnt dour as hell and a Harley Quinn that isnt obnoxious. Its fine. For a buck, I really cant say no, since thats a dollar. I pay more for a cup of coffee, and that takes less time to drink than this does to read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Aug 4, 2017

    Ultimately, many people are going to read this regardless because they are excited for the movie. If you are simply looking to feel a little nostalgia, this does have the potential to be enjoyable. Despite the fact that it would be a pretty terrible episode, it does invoke a sense of Batman: The Animated Series. A girl can only hope Harley Quinn gets better treatment in the movie. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 2, 2017

    There's nothing to be excited about here. If you are, go ahead and tone that down, by a lot. Instead of a fun visit to childhood memories of watching Fox in the afternoons and then later WB Kids, but instead, it was like someone's bad fan fiction turned into an actual fucking comic book. That only thing I can imagine is worse, is that this is a prequel to the upcoming animated movie of the same name" let's be clear, my expectations for that film are now considerably lower. Read Full Review

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