Review: Harley Quinn #22

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner

Artists: John Timms, Alex Sinclair, & Dave Sharpe



It’s always stressful when your parents come over to see you for holidays or celebrations. You want them to see you have your life together and are awesome. Imagine how much more stressful it is for Harleen Quinzel, psychiatrist turned supervillain, turned…superhero? Anti-hero? Who knows what she is anymore? She certainly doesn’t, now that the news is reporting her as a hero of New York!

In this issue, we get to meet Harley’s parents and hear about her brothers!! She has brothers! One of them even has a band called Horror Toilette! While the reader gets to learn about the Quinzel family tree, we also see Harley’s worst nightmares! What if her parents meet all her roommates, her beaver, and her girlfriend, none other than the infamous Gotham criminal and eco-terrorist Poison Ivy!!

In other stories, Harley Quinn of old is meeting up with some old friends and is brought in to help with a bit of a robbery on the side! Her friends have a particular set of skills and she even hires one of them to help with a little remodeling of their home base!

We are also introduced to The Grison, named after a south American weasel. How might this new thief get herself entangled with Harley and the Joker?



This issue was a lot of fun! From seeing Harley dressed in “Normal” everyday clothes and lacking her signature white skin. That specifically, seeing Harley with a normal human complexion, makes this issue on it’s own. Finally getting to meet her family, and seemingly all of them at once, is surely a treat! Not to mention it’s always great to see a Palmiotti and Conner nude brawl starring Harley. You’ll have to read the issue to see that one.



There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.



This was a solid issue, start to finish with a glimpse of the past in two separate ways! It’s a great time and Harley fans will love it!

Konrad Secord-Reitz

Konrad (@WednesdayNR) is a comic book fan for all genres. Staring with superheroes and moving toward more non-traditional characters and stories he reads everything and anything that draws his attention and is written well. Growing up Konrad watched Batman:TAS and all the other WB cartoons. That childhood love of Batman spread into gaming and comics. In 2011, with the New 52, Konrad picked up his first comic and started collecting, not stopped since. Konrad loves to review comics and interview your favorite artists and writers! For more of his content be sure to follow him on social media and check out his website