Harley's Little Black Book #3

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Joseph Michael Linsner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The most ghost-filled mansion on Coney Island has been demolished-and unfortunately, every one of its spirits has decided that Harley's hacienda is the hot new hangout to haunt! It sure is convenient, then, that Zatanna is currently booked at Big Tony's cabaret show! It's up to Harley and Zatanna to convince all of those ghosts to move on to the next world...but if you think Harley's got problems now, just wait until you see the ectoplasmic baggage these specters are packing!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Apr 21, 2016

    As usual, Harley Quinns Little Black Book is pretty much reserved for the most hardcore of the characters fan base, but this one is peppered with so many little winks and nudges aimed directly at that audience that it truly maximizes its niche relative to the preceding issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AVN Today - Tamala Apr 24, 2016

    Overall, I would give this an "A," for taking chances and still presenting the Harley we have come to know and love. I will continue shell out cash for this series, and whatever Harley Quinn sub-plot that DC wants to throw at me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 21, 2016

    Another fabulous read from Conner and Palmiotti's Little Black Book! This issue feels siller and has fewer stakes than their of the last two books, but I thoroughly enjoyed the change of pace. The London Legion subplot doesn't quite work in this instance, but the charming old-fashioned ghosts and Zatanna more than make up for it. New Harley artist Joseph Michael Linsner (who has mostly done cover work and his own independent series up until now) is a strong addition to the Harley artists stable despite some irregularities. And ultimately this is another fun one-shot for those of you who like Harley in small doses or just want something fun-and-done for a lazy afternoon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 20, 2016

    Harley Quinn and Zatanna team up and take on the forces of Hell, and they are not prepared for Harley Quinn! Fans of the main Harley Quinn book will ease right into this story, which draws heavily from the character's Coney Island continuity. People that hate Harley Quinn...well why would you even be reading this review? Are you some kind of masochist or something? The art by Joseph Michael Linsner is wonderful (and pretty cheesecakey to boot), but I've come to expect excellence from Palmiotti and Conner and act like a real smug prick about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 21, 2016

    As anyone that has read my reviews knows, I'm a Harley fan and as such really enjoyed this issue. I've never been a big fan of Zatanna, probably due to her nonsensical outfit, but I really enjoyed her character here. The Little Black Book series shows Harley interacting with other members of the DC universe and they are taking a warm, lighthearted approach to it. I was initially afraid that the other superheroes would shun Harley because of her annoying personality, but in each issue they warm up to her which makes it a very satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 20, 2016

    The higher page count and amount of dialogue make for a dense, lengthy read, but you won't care. Just pretend you have a new graphic novel in your hands and immerse yourself. The water is warm and Harley says it's okay to come in. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 20, 2016

    There's a clear trend developing with this new series. Harley's team-ups with various DC heroes are entertaining, but each issue spends too much time welling on pointless detours and not enough exploring these oddball character dynamics. Even Linsner's art can't quite save this new issue from its weaker elements. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 20, 2016

    It's not terrible that's for sure as the art pops and looks great and the story suits Harley quite well. The comic is never as funny as it wants to be (or should be!) either. There's entertaining portions throughout this issue, but the heavy use of captions and dialogue drag down the pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 23, 2016

    At $5 the comic feels a bit over-priced. Artist Joseph Michael Linsner certainly enjoys drawing Zatanna who looks terrific in her classic costume (while I'm still trying to get used to this new-look Harley). Fans of both characters may want to give it a chance but there's not enough for the causal reader add this one to their pull list. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supes' soups Apr 20, 2016

    I'm rating this a 10 because they make Dan Didio the devil who gets one-upped by Harley.

  • 8.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Apr 29, 2016

    So it only took me a week to go back on last episodes declaration that I was leaving Harley Quinn behind indefinitely. This issue just intrigued me enough to genuinely make me want to read it, because Zatanna is a currently underutilized character in the DCU. I actually enjoyed this issue, and I didn't feel like the London Legion of Super Heroes were as worthless as they had been. They still served no real purpose whatsoever, but the felt less forced in this issue. I loved Harley's costume changes, and the ending was actually not half bad. Seeing Zatanna make dirty jokes was something I'd never had expected, and the idea that Harley was too depraved and annoying for a demon is just perfect.

  • 9.0
    pol0 Oct 8, 2016

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA May 29, 2016

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