Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys #5

Writer: Frank Tieri, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Mauricet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

This is it-the story you've been waiting for: the secret origin of comic's newest, deadliest and most insanest villainess, Harley Sinn! Why is she so obsessed with Harley? How did she manage to become a super-villain? And what is her connection to the Gang of Harleys themselves? Find out this issue! Plus...Harley's still kidnapped! So there's that.

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Aug 31, 2016

    All in all, it's amazing that despite this being one of three different Harley Quinn titles on the shelves right now, just how strong the storylines are in each one of them. Jimmy Palmiotti has a huge hand in creating and perfecting the independent and almost heroic version of Harley we know and love today. It's a shame that this title has to end, but I have a feeling this story is going out with a bang. Or maybe the smash of a giant mallet. Or baseball bat. All in all when it comes to Harley Quinn, who could really predict? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 31, 2016

    As usual, the book is more so about the Gang than Harley herself, but you won't even notice that she doesn't show up until around the halfway point because the narrative is so enthralling. This is the best issue since the first and I hope nobody passes it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 31, 2016

    For example, twin boob cannons. Now in any other comic, this really wouldn't work whatsoever. But because this isHarley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5, they get a little more breathing room. And by breathing room, we mean that the issue is allowed a level of insanity that other titles simply couldn't get away with. In short, Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5 is another brilliant instalment in this crazy series. And the final few panels of the issue does a fantastic job of reeling the reader in for the next chapter. Harley Quinn is clearly one of DC Comics' hottest properties at the minute, and this comic is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 31, 2016

    Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5 finds a meaning in its villain, delivers plenty of fun action, and changes gears for the better! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 1, 2016

    I haven't been too high on this mini, or the Harley Gang in general, but this issue finally succeeds in breaking out one of the Gang which is just what was needed. Harlem Harley steps out from among the pack to be a singular character and leader of the team when Harley Q isn't around. When HQ finally tells the Gang that they ‘done good' I felt the same way myself. Coach was always going to be a particular character as was Harvey Quinn because of their physical uniqueness. However, Harlem has finally emerged as a smart and capable individual among the other Harleys. So, while this issue wasn't as good as some other books out there, I am going to be lenient on it because of this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 31, 2016

    Some madcap antics and zany hijinks aren't enough to carry the fairly uninteresting story of Harley Sinn: who she is and how she came to be! We do see the Gang use some smarts and a semblance of teamwork, which implies that they can carry their own stories, but of course this issue ain't it because it's all about the Sinnster. The art is uneven, though when it's good, it's great. I enjoyed this comic enough, but I am about ready for the series to end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Aug 31, 2016

    This issue has some great action sequences and a compelling villain backstory. Do the two work well together? It's hard to know what we're supposed to feel about Harley Sinn who is mostly a monster of her own making even if there are tragedies that have soured her disposition (to the extreme). I can't help feeling I would have preferred more of an emphasis on the mindless battle between Harley's gang and the super-bots, but as a chapter of this 6-issue mini, it works well enough, and gives us lots of grist for the final showdown soon to come in the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Sep 6, 2016

    It's not offensive it just reads like a teenager wrote it and as for Harley herself? Well I'll always have the 2000-2004 run. Read Full Review

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