Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #2

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Bret Blevins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

And in the second and final issue in this two-issue miniseries, the Harley/Joker crime spree reaches an explosive crescendo - literally! Everything blows up - including, perhaps, their relationship...?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed May 18, 2018

    Definite buy, as this issue ends like most two-episode arcs, short but sweet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson May 16, 2018

    This was a great comic. There are many funny moments in it that you just have to read to appreciate. The art is, again, cartoony yet super detailed. I was excited to turn each page because, even though the overall story is somewhat predictable, you can't really guess how you will get to the predictable outcome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 22, 2018

    Overall, the story (both issues, and all the previous back-up installments) is a worthyentry to the canon of Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou May 16, 2018

    This story doesn't romanticize the relationship between Harley and Joker, instead shining a light on the abuse. Though it doesn't succeed all the time, it's an important and intriguing story. The art is superb, and the story takes some interesting turns. Ultimately, I wish it was longer than two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn May 17, 2018

    A much-improved finale in this two-parter Dini delivers in spades with a cool and interesting insight into the halcyon days of Harley and the Jokers romance! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Joshua Page May 16, 2018

    Harley Loves Joker #2 ends in such a fitting way for Harley Quinn and the infamous Joker. It's a rather nostalgic story that amalgamates comedy with poignancy and psychology in a way that I have not seen a quite a while. While it is kind of sad to see this series end, Dini conceived the best possible ending for the Harley Loves Joker series. This issue is a must read/must have issue for Batman and Harley Quinn fans alike. Some may be disappointed that it's over, but I doubt any will be let down by its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails May 31, 2018

    Although I did not read the Rebirth series that was out last year, you can follow this mini-series with ease. Check it out in your local comic book shops now, from those classy creators over at DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 16, 2018

    All in all, this is one comic sure to please Harley Quinn fans and anyone who loved Batman: TAS. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 16, 2018

    Nothing changes in this grand story, it begins and ends the same. This issue highlights how Harley does love the Joker, and the title itself is one of the most relatable, and so very tragic thing about Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou May 16, 2018

    Finally understanding where the narrative is headed, Harley Loves Joker #2 managed to surpass my expectations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2018

    The conclusion of Paul Dini's retro take on Harley, Harley Loves Joker #2, winds up turning into a meta look at the character in her various eras, and although it has some fun moments, winds up being a bit too clever by half. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir May 17, 2018

    There are moments that leave us thinking: "Why are there so many vapid and annoying female characters?" Sometimes the answer is because most men write up these women and so the purpose of their identities is so mangled and warped. But I loved how Paul Dini didn't make this into a love story. It was a small insight into Harley's reasoning, which I know is much more complex. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo May 17, 2018

    For a story that's spanned a lengthy build up, the conclusion honestly feels a bit lacklustre, but it's still fun even though it's a story we've had before several times over by now. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 16, 2018

    This two-part-plus-six-backups length story concludes and...that's nice, I suppose? I still don't get why this was part of the regular Harley Quinn run, or why it was commissioned in the first place. Fans of The Animated Series might enjoy this "lost episode," but fans of the modern Harley Quinn will be left scratching their heads. And even those that remember the cartoon fondly won't be thrilled here. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 16, 2018

    I said this last issue, and I will say it again: Harley Quinn deserves far better than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist May 16, 2018

    It really doesn't take much to make something better than Harley's usual solo series. This issue proves it - it's defintiely superior to what Harl's been since the beginning of the New 52, but it's also inferior to what she used to be back when Paul Dini and Bruce Timm were working on her together.

    There's an interesting subplot going on, with sane Harleen still living in mad Harley's mind, and parts with dr Quinzel were the most enjoyable to me. It'sgreat to see these two completely different, yet the same women, interacting with each other and somewhat bonding. Sure, Sean Murphy executed similar concept way better in Batman White Knight, but it's nice to see Harley developing as a character for once, after years of being painfu more

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim May 17, 2018

  • 7.0
    Br'er Lapin May 17, 2018

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