Harley's Little Black Book #1

Harley's Little Black Book #1

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Hi-Fi, Paul Mounts, Dave Johnson, John Timms, Amanda Conner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's the sensational debut of a bimonthly, overstuffed, oversized team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! First up? The incredible Wonder Woman! There's a plot to assassinate Wondy, and Harley is convinced that only she could possibly stop it! (Hey, you want to tell her about all the other options? We tried.)

This issue features open-to-order variant covers by J. Scott Campbell that will be shipped in opaque polybags.

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 3, 2015

    I just enjoyed the heck out of this. It was exactly what I needed for an afternoon bon bon. The double-sized issue definitely delivers double the fun and you only have to come back for more if you want another different adventure with the Mistress of Mayhem. Harley still isn't much of a superhero–and even when she's trying to fly straight she can't seem to help but go crooked, but she's always entertaining anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Dec 7, 2015

    Harley's Little Black Book #1 is as standalone an issue as you get. That's fine if you're looking for a done-in-one book, but it raises the question as to what's going to keep the reader coming back other than "more Harley." I could see this book becoming repetitive and formulaic pretty quickly. Worse, this appears to be a bi-monthly book, with the next issue due in February. It could be tough for this book to maintain our interest if it's essentially a supplement to the main book and it's not being released on a regular basis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Dec 3, 2015

    Harley's Little Black Book presents her exploits from a first-person perspective that is as cheeky and eccentric as you might expect as she heads across the pond to London in a freighter crate to "save" Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 2, 2015

    A fun first issue that pairs the most diametrically opposed leading ladies in comics and makes it work Harleys Little Black Book is off to a great start. The rare treat these days that is Amanda Conner interior art makes this issue one that should jump off the shelf and into your hands. Heres hoping future team-ups are as fulfilling as the first out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 2, 2015

    I'm not sure if this book would have worked as well without the involvement of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, the same team that brings us the awesome flagship book. Plus, it's always nice when Conner does interior art. This is a very fun book (as if there would be any doubt), so do pick it up when you have the chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Dec 5, 2015

    For the time being I'll keep up with how Harley interacts with the hero world in Harley's Little Black Book. Fun stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 2, 2015

    Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are still having a blast writing Harley Quinn and it shows. Only these two could come up with such a wacky team up between Harley and Wonder Woman and make it work in this fashion. John Timms' art is great but it's a treat to see Conner's art in the interiors as well. If you're looking for a nice escape and dig what Conner and Palmiotti are doing with Harley, you're going to love this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Paul DePaola Dec 6, 2015

    I always enjoy a good team up book, and I've been enjoying Harley's misadventures since her solo title launched. Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn make a fun team, although it would've been nice to see a bit more of them together. I'm excited to see who Harley will team up with next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 3, 2015

    Harley Quinn goes toLondon and fails to save Wonder Woman from a middling threat. That's about thehalf of it. The art is great, but for five bucks it's really got a lot offluff. There's pages of exposition so dense that you'll wonder if the scripterswere paid by the word. If you like Harley Quinn's antics, well you'll see someof them here, but you can also see them every month in her regular solo title.So far, what this title has to offer is a fairly thin team-up and somecheesecake shots of Wonder Woman. Which, incidentally, are no extra charge. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Dec 4, 2015

    Overall, as a Harley Quinn fan I enjoyed this issue. It isn't groundbreaking and kind of feels like another issue of her main book. I'm not complaining but don't expect it to be out of the ordinary. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 2, 2015

    There's ample room for a comic that features Harley Quinn butting heads with DC's most iconic heroes. Sadly, this first issue doesn't do enough with the Harley/Wonder Woman pairing. It wastes some strong potential in favor of showcasing Harley mainly in a solo capacity. And while it's nice to see Conner drawing as well as scripting for a change, she doesn't handle the entire comic herself. This book has a ways to go before it starts living up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 2, 2015

    There is nothing about this book that couldn't have been told in the pages of the regular monthly title, and while fans will undoubtedly love the extra issues each year, it would have been much more pleasing to see a different creative team tackle their version of the character. At the bloated length of almost forty story pages, it is also difficult to justify the slightly higher price point for the sake of an extended version of the same creative team's stories. Yet with Suicide Squad due out in cinemas next year, the cult of Harley Quinn is only going to get stronger. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 7, 2015

    I think this book may be for much younger fans, perhaps boys in their early teens who are looking to see something risqu without risking their browser search history. However, as a protagonist, Harley is unreliable at best, which can make for more insane pairings down the road here. Read Full Review

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