Review: Harley Quinn #57

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

Writer: Sam Humphries

Artist: John Timms

Colors: Alex Sinclair

Letters: Dave Sharpe



‘Hunted By The Bat’ Part One is a return to form for Harley Quinn. With Humphries back at the helm, the story continues for our beloved Harley. Continuing on from the shocking events of issue #55, Harley is now left trying to deal with some pretty heavy stuff. Not only that, but after a certain detective finds evidence that points to Harley as a murderer!


The story in Harley Quinn is just blowing me away right now. Everything that Humphries is doing with this title right now is incredible. Characters are introduced that seem like a throw away, and yet you know that they’ll come into play later on. The supporting characters are just as interesting and complex as the titular character.

There are a couple of panels in this comic that simply blow me away. They’re just pure gut punches. Fantastically written by Humprhies, and only enhanced by the artwork of John Timms.


The only negative I have with this comic is that the character of Mirand’r isn’t in it for long enough. I love the fact that she’s slightly more cooky and quirky than Harley is. She seems like a character that would fit the vibe of the comic. A new triangle of Harley, Tina and Mirand’r please Sam! That’d be a fabulous trio, one that would get a lot of love too.

But like I said, that’s really the only gripe I have with this issue. It was good to see the comic back on top form.


In case you haven’t realised yet, I am simply loving this story run. There’s an underlying story that has been built up to in the last few issues. A new story thread was introduced in this issue that I can imagine Humphries spreading over the next few issues. I’m certainly looking forward to whatever Humphries and the creative team has in store for Harley Quinn.



Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment

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