Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys #1
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Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys #1

Writer: Frank Tieri, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Mauricet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 10
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they've been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley...and they just might have to, because Harley's been kidnapped! The Gang's homes, their loved ones-they're all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Janey La Royale Apr 14, 2016

    I feel like this will be enjoyable to all Harley Quinn fans, and a great comic to pick up if you just want something cute and fun. I think it's also a great way to get more women to read comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Apr 13, 2016

    Writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri are top notch. Tieri's Hangman , if you haven't picked that up, you're long overdue. Palmiotti has one of the sharpest pens in the game. These guys know dialogue, they know how to balance the light with the dark. Such good stuff! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Apr 13, 2016

    Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys #1 is a laugh riot from start to finish. Jimmy Palmiotti and Frank Tieri make an excellent pairing, providing different kinds of jokes throughout the issue. They also craft a compelling and serious story by the end of the issue that will have dire consequences for Harley and Her Gang of Harleys. Mauricet's artwork is solid and excels in situational humor and makes many of the jokes hit even harder. Go out and buy this one. The only thing that will be regretting it is your stomach from all the laughs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 13, 2016

    Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys actually does make for a welcome addition to the extended Batman family of titles. In case you couldn't tell, this carries a high recommendation. Don't wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brittany Anne Apr 13, 2016

    This is going to be an interesting read that is going to push the limits, in a good way. It's a comic book that you can relate to on every level, perhaps to even one of the characters. As far as the storyline of them finding out how much they can serve Harley, well. That's not the point. They need to be independent, while keeping that Harley attitude and as Jimmy mentioned in the interview, it feels pretty empowering. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Jonathan Helmke Apr 13, 2016

    HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEY'S is a great spin-off of HARLEY QUINN. The writing is similar in terms of satire but still delivers a good punchline. The art compliments each character by showing who they are on the outside just as much as they are on the inside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 14, 2016

    Overall, this issue gives me hope for a solid mini-series. By the end of the series I want to see at least one or two of the Gang members really blossom into well drawn characters which has been my main criticism of HQ book since the Gang was started. They all are ethnically different, and now have different costumes which are fine, but I want to hear individual voices by the time we are done. This is a good start though and I am looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 19, 2016

    This team of heroes is really goofy. The members have petty fights with each other about things that don’t really matter. When they actually have a mission to complete, they are easily distracted by things that have no relevance to the task at hand. Although they’re barely heroes at all, it’ll be interesting to see them take on a case as big as this, where they need to save Harley Quinn. Will they ever get Harley back? Keep reading to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 13, 2016

    The pilot episode of Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys gets off to a pretty solid start, with some good gags and great artwork throughout. We're introduced to a fairly large crew, but thanks to many of their names being related to their ethnicities, it's easier to keep 'em all straight. I think I can hang around on this for another five issues, but it will remain to be seen if I want to follow the pathological antics of angsty killer clowns much longer than that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 13, 2016

    A fantastic start to a series that introduces the Harleys well. It loses its purpose halfway through, but regains it with a shocking cliffhanger! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 13, 2016

    Overall then, this is a new series that perfectly mirrors Harley herself; Bright, bold, colourful, just a little bit crazy, and almost guaranteed to evoke both love and revulsion in equal measure in its readers. Me? Well, as I said before, Im somewhere in the middle. Not great, not awful, but well worth a look if youre a fan of this particular gal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh Apr 13, 2016

    Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #1 may spell the beginning of the pop culture onslaught Harley is about to unleash, but that doesn't make it any less fun or enjoyable. If you can't get enough of the Clown Princess of DC, this comic was made for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Apr 18, 2016

    Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #1 is a colorful addition to the popular character's current roster of titles. Time will tell how this will all play out, especially with the introduction of a very twisted character that leaves us hanging at the end of the book with more questions. My hope is that as this miniseries continues, we get some clarity towards the plot and head towards a direction where a team blessed by Harley can develop and come into their own. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 13, 2016

    So far, this new series isn't doing much to suggest that DC needs three simultaneous Harley Quinn comics. While it features a rock-solid portrayal of Harley herself, attractive visuals and a more focused script than can generally be found in the main series these days, the bland, one-note characterization when it comes to the Gang of Harleys is a major drag. What;s the point of an ensemble-based Harley Quinn comic if the ensemble cast doesn't measure up? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 16, 2016

    All in all, this was a pretty good start to this little mini-series. If you're a big fan of Harley, especially her solo comic, this could be a fun side project to read if you want even more Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Apr 13, 2016

    Really, the only big weakness in Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys is the gang itself. They have distinct personalities that are certainly each given time to shine. However, they come across as little more than a handful of character traits and costume choices. The first issue's ending suggests we'll be getting deeper explorations of the gang's personal lives and motivations. Honestly, though, I don't know how one would write a better introduction here. Issue one might have been able to ditch its lead a little earlier to allow the gang more spotlight. But that would leave you with a bunch of unfamiliar faces competing for your attention. Issue two seems like it will better showcase the gang and their interpersonal relationships. And that's something the book needs more of. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Apr 13, 2016

    This is pitched as an action-comedy, but with lackluster fight scenes and an utter dearth of humour, it fails tofulfill either promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Apr 13, 2016

    It was rather painful and upsetting by the end, because you kept asking yourself, “Wait, what?” Not in a “what happens next” style. It was more of a questioning of why the story was taken to these points to at all. Depending on issue 2 and the reveal of who villain Harley Sinn actually is, this might be insulting enough to turn me off from the entire line. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Apr 13, 2016

    Harley Quinn as a character has so much potential, and it's clear they almost have the right idea when they introduced new characters with a similar potential, but then they take several steps back and reduce the story down to the obvious, cheap jokes, and sex appeal. It's mostly just disappointing to see. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 13, 2016

    Lacking a better way to describe it, the most I can say is that first issue is a mess. It's messy in its execution, messy in tone, and worst of all, extremely messy in its characterization. Though delivered by recognizably talented creatives, Harley Quinn and the Gang of Harleys #1 is a profound misstep after a string of witty, low-key satires and adventures starring the Clown Princess of Crime. I wanted to like this book. I wanted to meet this book on its own terms. But, there is only so much a reader can do with a book as ill-conceived as this one. Harley's fans deserve more than this, and more than that, readers in general do, too. Read Full Review

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