Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass OGN
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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass OGN

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She's not worried, though-she's battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. And when Gotham's finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most "true true" with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But when Mama's drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that's taking over the neighborhood, Harley's fortune takes another turn.
Now Harl more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Sep 12, 2019

    As I mentioned in the positive section, Breaking Glass is a retelling of Harley Quinn's story. People already love or hate Harley and comic fans can be fickle. If you want what you think you want, this is not for you. If you can come in with an open mind and are willing to let art be art, you will love this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 6, 2019

    Tamaki has always been great. Here, she triumphs with a strong and insightful script. Likewise, Steve Pugh is doing the best work of his career. This is an amazing book, and it's one that anybody can enjoy and digest easily. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 21, 2020

    Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass is a graphic novel of substance, depth of character and remarkable artistic execution, utilizing a grounded approach to Harley to confront socially relevant issues directly with tact and emotion. Go buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Sep 4, 2019

    A groundbreaking coming-of-age story that throws Harley Quinn in the middle of current social issues in America. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Sep 9, 2019

    Breaking Glass recast Harley in the spirit of the original Harlequin. Following it back from camp to theater to the zanni. Harley Quinn, nimble trickster, cryptic wit, agent of chaos, emissary of the dispossessed. This book is as cool as it gets, with great potential to lift up the loyal and smash the skeptics. Harley Quinn forever and ever and ever some more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 4, 2019

    I don't know if this is my favorite of the line so far, but I do think it's the most essential read for anyone who hasn't seen themselves represented in DC Comics yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Sep 4, 2019

    Breaking Glass tackles some serious issues in a way that is both thoughtful and real to life. It's funny, beautiful to read, and full of heart. There are no easy answers in the book, or clean solutions to problems, but it does provide readers with both a relatable narrative and a spark of hope to push them forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - E.V. Jacob Aug 26, 2019

    Teenage Harleen Quinzel is supposed to live with her grandmother for a year while he mom is away for work. Of course, things don't go at all according to plan, and Harley ends up with some loveable drag queens, helping her new BFF Ivy and getting into vigilante shenanigans when the sun goes down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Sep 6, 2019

    I nearly gave the book five stars, for art alone, but overall it's a probably a very solid four star read. Not for everyone of course, being aimed at the Young Adult market, but always fun to see a fresh take on a character. This Harley I sort of had a sneaking affection for. There's hope for me yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Aug 21, 2019

    I had a bunch of fun reading this new version of Harley's beginnings. I found it really interesting to see Tamaki's take on her life and Steve Pugh bringing it all to life. Being able to see Harley become herself over a short amount of time, really being able to accept herself and help her new family, was very heartwarming. That's not really something people associate with Harley but, after this new story, they will. Little Harleen with hit you with some truths, some lies and some random nuttiness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Sep 3, 2019

    Overall, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glassis an interesting take on the character that combines jarring visuals and a bizarre narrative with real-world problems, primarily gentrification. However, the second half of the book could pack a bigger punch. Needless to say though, this should be a must-read for all Harley Quinn fans and fans of YA novels such as Cirque du Freak. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Joshua Lapin-Bertone Sep 3, 2019

    "Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass" is the fun and unexpected reimagining of the Lady of Lunacy that we didn't know we needed. A new world is built around this version of Harley, and I look forward to visiting it again to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 28, 2019

    This book is a mixed bag for me. The art is gorgeous, for the most part, but the writing feels hodge-podge. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nihilist Sep 4, 2019

    You know the thing about all those beauty contests and typical Fox News segments? They're packed with beautiful women, who may look breathtaking at first glance, but the moment they open their mouths, it's clear as day their IQs are smaller than their waist sizes, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are. Seems like a weird way to start a review, but stay with me, because that's exactly how I feel about Tamaki's take on Harley. It sure looks beautiful, Steve Pugh outdid himself in this book, but when you look closer, and actually read it... well, let's say it's as compelling as average beauty contestant's wish to "make, like, the world, totally a better place, y'know". It's bad, and I mean it. Capital "B.A.D", but not without some merits h more

  • 10
    TP Sep 5, 2019

    This is probably the best Harley Quinn story ever and this is definitely THE BEST Poison Ivy ever written. Excellent writing, perfect characterization, beautiful, gorgeous art. Definitely check it! This is going to an Eisner winner guys!

  • 10
    itsdxvid Sep 6, 2019

    An amazing take on an alternative Harley Quinn. The art in this book is stunning.

  • 10
    JS3620 Mar 4, 2021

    I read this a while back, and I didn’t really enjoy it that much. But now that I’m rereading all of DC Ink’s OGNs, including this one. I realized just how amazing this graphic novel was. Mariko Tamaki makes the story good with his writing, and Steve Pugh’s art is just incredible, as it perfectly captures the tone of the this book and the character of Harley Quinn in this story. Because this line of comics is outside of continuity, they are able to take some liberties with many of its characters here. This version of Harley Quinn, while younger, still acts like the Harley Quinn we all know in more ways than one. Poison Ivy, who’s only referred to as Ivy in this story, is a notable departure from how we’ve seen, but this was an pr more

  • 1.0
    pablo Oct 10, 2019

    This point is just for the art.

  • 10
    BitchWitcher Aug 9, 2020

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    wing81 May 26, 2021

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jul 28, 2021

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 30, 2019

  • 2.5
    Críticas Crónicas Jan 11, 2021

  • 2.0
    haniballecto Sep 29, 2020

  • 1.0
    KnM Oct 18, 2019

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