Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #1

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Bret Blevins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Paul Dini returns to the character he co-created to deliver the incredible two-issue wrap-up of the "Harley Loves Joker" flashback tale that ran as a backup in HARLEY QUINN last year! As far as The Joker's concerned, the new headquarters Harley built for them is absolutely perfect...but only she knows the whole place is rigged to come crashing down around them-and she doesn't know how to stop it!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir May 4, 2018

    Harley Quinn's blast from the past is also a great juxtaposition between the two villains. Both Dr. Gabriela Matias and Dr. Quinn went down the path of insanity and power; but Harley listens to the goodness inside her (sometimes). Dini gave us a charming insight to the possessive jester. I have to admit, I'm a bit spoiled by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's version of Harley and how progressive they've made her, with both art and behaviour. But Dini's work on Harley is always amazing. Lots of love and hope that way! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson May 2, 2018

    All in all, pick this title up. It's fun, it's silly, it's serious, it's not-so-serious, the art is fantastic, and I truly do want to know what happens next. It's nice to take a break from being so stern with the comics I generally read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed May 3, 2018

    Buy, as this book gives an up close and personal look at the Joker, but especially at Harley Quinn, as we get amore expansive backstory of the character, who has became a pop culture icon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou May 2, 2018

    Paul Dini sends his creation back to her roots and adds a few layers while he's at it. With classic art and a twisted plot, this book reminds us what was so charming about Harley in the beginning and why we love her now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher May 2, 2018

    I absolutely loved this issue. It's great to have a throwback to classic Harley by one of her creators. Dini does an amazing job of showing us Harley's roots. There's even one little tidbit in here I forgot about her past. Another great thing about Harley Loves Joker is that the story ties together so many other classic Batman villains. Bat-nerds rejoice Harley Loves Joker is full of classic baddies, fun story, and nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 2, 2018

    My only concern is that Harley Quinn is an increasingly popular character in danger ofbeing over-exposed. She has her regular title publishing twice a month, and inaddition there have been numerous specials and guest appearances in otherbooks. It is my hope that the audience will not grow weary of her err too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Joshua Page May 2, 2018

    With Blevins's beautiful artwork and Dini's writing, Harley Loves Joker #1 is a fantastic tale that most"if not all"Harley Quinn fans will probably enjoy. Harley's character is consistent and the story elements fit the tone of this issue. Additionally, the story and the tone match up perfectly with the modern Harley Quinn many fans know and love. It's a great first issue that is very likely to end with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo May 2, 2018

    Enjoy the camp and color: this book is heavy on the exposition, but still a joy to read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2018

    Dini manages to update one of his most iconic creations while not losing what made her a hit in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails May 2, 2018

    Issue one will be available on the 2nd of May, and the last issue is coming out on the 16th of May. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - MJ Rae May 2, 2018

    Hopefully the next part of this issue takes some time to flesh out the plot points that have been introduced in this first issue. The focus seems to be more on a fun Harley romp than an actual story about Harley loving Joker, which was a welcome turn from what I was expecting based on the title. It is worth a read just to get the special glimpse into Dinis secrets about Harleys past, but past that its just a fun book that serves as a nice aside from the rest of the current DC line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn May 3, 2018

    One for the completists, this is nevertheless a fun addition to the Paul Dini Harley canon. If you love Harley, this is one to grab although I personally expected a bit more given the talent and characters involved. That Bret Blevins art thoughmagnificent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 2, 2018

    Harley deserves better, especially from her creator. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 2, 2018

    The writing is fun and playful. It is full on Paul Dini Harley. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 2, 2018

    I don't know what I was expecting when I saw this book. More than a few people love Harley; I am unfortunately not one of them. Bar a could have great episodes of B:TAS, I still see her as just a gangsters moll. But hey, it's an “each to their own” kind of world, so if you have been reading the regular book, this little two-part mini could be right up your street. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 2, 2018

    This comic continues the series of back-ups by Dini and Blevins that ran in Harley Quinn around this time last year. It has nothing to do with Batman & Catwoman's forthcoming wedding, as has been implied in publicity copy. A huge Batman: The Animated Series junkie may like this, but regular readers of this series have been cheated. Read Full Review

  • 3.2
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou May 2, 2018

    Overall, whilst I love the vibrant art and use of coloured lettering, I didn't love this Harley Loves Joker #1 story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim May 2, 2018

    Weird... I actually liked Harley Quinn comic.

  • 7.0
    Troy May 3, 2018

    I really hate the art and design of "The Grison", it is also not up to Dini's standards on the fantastic Batman The Animated Series, but it was still mildly enjoyable nonetheless.

  • 6.5
    Nihilist May 3, 2018

    While this comic is lightyears behind anything Dini (with Bruce Timm) did in the 90s with Batman: The Animated Series and what later continued its legacy (most notably Mad Love), it's readable. And being "readable" is definitely not something I could say about anything Harley centric Conner, Palmiotti and Tieri have done... So I guess that's a somewhat positive adjective to describe it. With competition like that, not much wouldn't be.
    I just wish Dini didn't try to combine the modern take on the character, with the classic one, using the Brooklyn accent gimmick to the limits, like Palmiotti and Conner were pushing it for years. Retrospections of Harleen's past in S.T.A.R. Labs were the most enjoyable parts to me, because for once, sh more

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
    TheImageIsStrong May 4, 2018

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