Old Lady Harley #2

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

In this dystopian-future tale, Harley's quest to find out how The Joker could possibly still be alive has taken her back to their old stomping grounds, but Gotham City is very different nowadays! Nobody's allowed on the streets without the Batman's permission-but who is this Batman, anyway? Harley's only choice is to return to Arkham...the Arkham Home for Criminally Insane Retirees, that is! Fancy a round of bingo with the Riddler? Or some pool aerobics with Killer Croc?

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Nov 28, 2018

    An understated part of the issue I really enjoyed was the opening news flashes. I'm glad to see it carried over from the previous issue, and it's a fun little parody of the news clips featured throughout The Dark Knight Returns. Regardless of whether those Canadian zombies end up playing a major role in the plot, it helps color the world in a fun way. Ultimately, I just feel bad for anyone not reading Old Lady Harley right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Dec 1, 2018

    Old Lady Harley is such an enjoyable read that I cannot wait to get my hands on the next issue, to find out what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Nov 29, 2018

    Old Lady Harley gives us a trip to a probable future made to Harley measures, is a comic full of cameos and situations that I found particularly fascinating and very well handled in this dystopian world of Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Nov 29, 2018

    A compelling future take with strong characters and a sense of style – this is an excellent comic book series. Old Lady Harley has some surprisingly strong legs, both as a character and concept. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 29, 2018

    In a market saturated with the Clown Princess Of Crime, this one stands out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Nov 28, 2018

    Old Lady Harley (2018-) #2 continues to entertain, packed with pop-culture references and villains galore! Frank Tieri's script begins to take shape, developing what promises to be an interesting journey for Harley and team. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 28, 2018

    I saw a bunch of reviewers having a bunch of problems with the first issue of this mini and I just want to tell them to chill out and have some fun for once.  Most of them give crazy high scores to books that "humanize" our heroes with misery and death, but I'd rather have this type of book any day of the week...and twice on Sundays!  Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda give Harley readers an alt-future of her solo book that is way more fun than her current solo book by a mile. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 28, 2018

    I'm liking this series way more than I anticipated. Harley Quinn is somehow the more level-headed in a futuristic DC universe where everything has fallen by the wayside. Tieri and Miranda are clearly having a lot of fun and we're benefiting from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 4, 2018

    Old Lady Harley #2 is a dark yet whimsical issue that successfully utilizes character development rather than action to drive the story forward in an interesting way. This creates a believable and truly remarkable world filled with both danger and plenty of laughs! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 28, 2018

    Here's the bottom line: Old Lady Harley #1 was not a fluke. Frank Tieri continues to craft a story that is equal parts bonkers and compelling. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 2, 2018

    Unfortunately, I'm not too fond of this issue. There are some great ideas here and the artwork is really solid, but the jokes are still as forced as they were in #1 and I just don't think they are funny. For example, I'm getting tired of Red Tool constantly repeating how many spouses Harley has had. Lastly, the story takes a long time to go anywhere, and right now, it's still not going anywhere. Maybe this will pick up with #3, but with this only getting 5 issues in total I'm skeptical. As such, I can't really recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 29, 2018

    This isn't a very good comic on its own, but it looks so much worse when compared to the excellent Sam Humphries run that's going on right now. Old Man Logan, this is not. We're not likely to be seeing any spinoffs here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5

    I had fun with this one because of the retired Batman villains.

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Nov 28, 2018

    I said it while reviewing the debut issue - Old Lady harley has potential, and could be a really original take on the character. If only done right. And knowing Tieri's work with Harley, it's clear as day he can't do her right.

    First of all, it's a modern Harley comic, with all its typical flaws. The humor is unfunny and often forced, like the "ex" joke being repeated. Cut it. Heath Ledger's Joker was repeating the "would you like to know how I got these scars?" line few times in The Dark Knight, but each time the story behind them was different, unique - meaning, it was unpredictable. The same punchline, delivered time and time again is, however, boring, tedious - and these were emotions I felt while reading this comic.
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  • 3.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 30, 2018

    All of the jokes fall flat. This world could've been a cool idea if you took Harley and the comedic stylings of her solo series out of this book. DC needs to fix this character so badly. This is ridiculous.

  • 3.5
    pizzamain Jan 3, 2019

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