Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International: San Diego #1

Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International: San Diego #1

8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 19, 2014

    It's inappropriate. It's chaotic. And above all else, just like the main series, it's fun. I mean, where else can you read about Harley Quinn going to Comic-Con and making out (and possibly more) with a bunch of Joker cosplayers? Nowhere. Buy this comic. It's great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Jul 16, 2014

    Once again, I was laughing myself into stitches at Harleys antics and became lost in the majesty of Comic-Con with her, running from stall to stall, mobbing artists like a fan girl and exhausting myself with grabbing as much merchandise that your arms can carry. It brought a gigantic smile to my face with each page and I loved it so much that I caught myself reading it again over my partners shoulder. If you want to laugh, cry, and see Batman getting pantsed, then this issue is definitelyfor you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0

    Powered by WordPress.comWPCOM_sharing_counts = {"http://comicspectrum.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/harley-quinn-invades-comic-con-international-san-diego-1-dc/":2625}jQuery(document).on( 'ready post-load', function(){jQuery( 'a.share-twitter' ).on( 'click', function() {window.open( jQuery(this).attr( 'href' ), 'wpcomtwitter', 'menubar=1,resizable=1,width=600,height=350' );return false;});});jQuery(document).on( 'ready post-load', function(){jQuery( 'a.share-facebook' ).on( 'click', function() {window.open( jQuery(this).attr( 'href' ), 'wpcomfacebook', 'menubar=1,resizable=1,width=600,height=400' );return false;});});%d bloggers like this:// Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 21, 2014

    With this issue, you could say that my interest in Harley Quinn has been renewed and that I'm really looking forward to the next installment of the mains series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 16, 2014

    Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1 is a complete blast of a one-shot that tells a simple but extremely funny story with lots of different unique artists who help bring it to life. For fans of Harley Quinn or for someone who's just looking for a fun book this week, this'll be right up your alley. Give it a shot and see what it is all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 16, 2014

    Anyone picking this issue up knows what they are in for...Harley being Harley in San Diego.  It's hilarious from cover-to-cover and is just a blast to read.  Harley will never be confused for "high brow", but isn't that why she's so popular?  It's fun to just kick back and laugh out loud and that's what you'll do when reading this one-shot.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Jul 22, 2014

    The great part about this book is Harley plays just about every role you can play attending Comic-Con. She's treated as a cosplayer, actively looking to get a portfolio review as an artist, worked a booth as a retailer, was utterly confused about Dick's Last Reso" err "Rude Rick's Hateful Hideaway" as a tourist, and ends the book hunting for all the unnecessary comics and statues we're all guilty of wasting our money on every year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 19, 2014

    Overall Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International San Diego #1 is a very fun one shot. It does not tie into the main story very much so it's accessible. It's very over the top and does require an open mind when it comes to things like breaking the fourth wall. Palmiotti and Conner put together a fun book that pokes fun at and honors all the things that happen at Comic Con. It's definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of self referential comedy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 16, 2014

    There have been several comics that brought in the idea of Comic-Con into their stories. Many fail to really work. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti deliver a fun and humorous take on the show. The wackiness of their take on Harley works perfectly with the situation they've set up. Joining the two is a long list of talented artists. The downside of multiple art styles is it interrupts the flow of the story. If you've ever been to a Comic-Con or wish you could make it to one, this comic gives you a slight idea what you could expect. It's a story meant to poke fun at the concept and industry in a friendly way. The plot may not be something they'd use in the actual HARLEY QUINN story but it's not meant to. Plus, who doesn't want to see what happens when Harley runs into a Batman cosplayer? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 18, 2014

    So a good idea for a comic celebrating the premier comics convention and celebration of all things related thereupon - but this issue just didn't work for me. Better luck next year! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jul 18, 2014

    Paul Pope's opening page shows a Harley who echoes the feelings of those who have longed to attend SDCC. Harley's opening thoughts state, "It's been something I've dreamt about. Many times." Through Harley's trouble-making experiences, readers who share that same sentiment will get a taste of what they long to see, in a story that pokes fun at Comic-Con but is also fun because of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jul 16, 2014

    A pastiche of art styles, thin plot, and nudging good humor about the comics industry make this a book mostly aimed for serious fans rather than the casual reader. Still, there's plenty to be amused about in this light romp through Comic Con from the perspective of one very screwy clown chick. I love that this is a specialty issue with plenty of extra content for your additional dollar, but I really feel like there were missed opportunities. I wish it had more of an actual plot and featured more of the actual convention. If we are to take Harley's closing line seriously, however, maybe we'll have an opportunity to see more next year. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 16, 2014

    Like Harley Quinn #0, Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con features a varied assortment of artists, though not nearly as many as the former. Other than Paul Pope's opening page, this isn't a "one artist per page" story, but one where the pages are haphazardly divided among several artists. All generally capture Chad Hardin's expressive, wacky style, though never with as much flair. Strangely, Comic-Con itself isn't rendered that well, coming across less like the mammoth gathering of geeks that it is and more like a typical, cluttered small-town convention. There's little sense of scale to Harley's surroundings. The standout visual sequence comes when Conner herself steps in to illustrate "Hurl Girl," the comic within a comic. I'd pay money to read a Hurl Girl mini-series if Conner illustrated it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 23, 2014

    The idea of Harley Quinn as an agent of chaos and absurdity is a pleasing one (especially given the inordinately grim and serious New 52 line in general), and there are some clever bits in the issue, but overall it's just a series of vignettes of different levels of cleverness, with many different artists contributing their own little bit. Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego #1 is silly, meta and chaotic, and plays to the character's strengths, but doesn't quite get all the rough edges sanded down. Read Full Review

Reviews for
the Week of...