Harley's Little Black Book #5

Harley's Little Black Book #5

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Neal Adams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
9.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

(Mumble-mumble) years ago, the alien race known as the Scrubb forced Superman into a boxing match for the ages, against Earth's greatest heavyweight champion, (mumble-mumble)! Now, (mumble-mumble) years later, the Scrubb have returned...but with said champion unavailable, the Scrubb have chosen the next-best thing: Harley Quinn! This can't end well for anyone involved. Featuring unbelievable art by the legendary Neal Adams, it's a tribute to one of the greatest Superman stories of the 1970s, in Harley Quinn's own particular, ah, idiom!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Dec 29, 2016

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable issue which pays respect to the late Muhammad Ali and opens a window for new readers to enjoy what came before. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 28, 2016

    Harley's Little Black Book pays homage to "The Greatest" in this retelling of Superman vs. Muhammad Ali that recasts Harley as Ali. Forced to fight in order to defend the planet from an imminent alien invasion by the Scrubb, Harley and the Big Blue Boy Scout put on the boxing gloves for an intergalactically televised arena match. Sounds insane? Of course it is! What else would you expect from team Harley at this point? With Neal Adams reprising his role on art, this book is nostalgia, nuts, and numbingly good fodder with which to ring in a newer (and hopefully kinder) year! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Dec 29, 2016

    As I have said in my past reviews for the Little Black Book series, this is my favorite Harley book out there. The additional month or two the creative team takes with each issues shows in the high quality of every aspect of the issue. The $4.99 cover price might turn some off, but at 38 story pages, it was worth it for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 28, 2016

    This homage to Superman vs. Muhammad Ali has sufficient Harley Quinn silliness to make it an enjoyable read throughout. Indeed, don't feel like you must have read the earlier work to make sense of this--nothing will help you to make sense of this comic book! And since it's a Harley Quinn quarterly, that ends up being okay. Some masterful work by Neal Adams and really funny scenes make this title well worth the wait. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Dec 29, 2016

    Overall this issue is a nice return to form for Harley Quinn and it's keeping the character on the right path. She's still kind of underdressed, but I can over look it because she was on the beach when the story started and she might be rocking a bikini top but she's got combat pants on for the rest of the story. I'm really excited to see more of these stories where Harley is not just the “Property of the Joker,” but her own fully realized person with goals, ideas, and thoughts no matter how deranged or convoluted they are. The story is exactly what it was meant to be, a fun romp through Harley land with a nice change of tone for the character. It's a fun, quick, chuckle-inducing read with nice tattoo worthy art and I liked it from the first panel to the very end. Read Full Review

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