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Harley Quinn #14

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

I’m innocent, I tell ya! I might currently be stuck in Blackgate Penitentiary for multiple homicides thanks to a growing body of evidence that points right to me, Harley Quinn, as the murderer…but for once it was not Harley Quinn in the alley with the baseball bat. Someone’s obviously tryin’ to frame me, and I gotta figure out who and why if I wanna clear my name before I end up spendin’ the rest of my days behind bars with a buncha ladies who really don’t seem thrilled that I’m here. Not to mention I look terrible in orange…

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B09WJKT2FK

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Harley Quinn #14 is a beautiful character issue. This comic truly makes you feel for the characters. There are some immense fun and inventive fight scenes but also poignant and powerful dialogue.
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    While I have my thoughts on just where the story is going and a few of what the next reveal will be, Harley Quinn #14 was full of little amazing surprises. The covers by Derrick Chew, Riley Rossmo, and Bengal are jaw-dropping, to say the least. “The Verdict”- Part Two has been a wild ride, one that I fully endorse taking a bite of. I'm so ready to have the unanswered questions solved. See you for issue #15!
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I really liked this chapter. There is some interesting foreshadowing happening as well as the seeds of a potentially mind-blowing team up. As always, Harley takes things in stride, but I am curious whether or not Kevin’s thoughts regarding her incarceration will affect her in later episodes. Her odd mix of whimsy and wisdom makes for an interesting watch. Also, I would be remiss if I did not touch upon Harley’s commentary on the prison industry. I applaud Phillips for using this storyline as an opportunity to educate readers on the destructive nature of incarceration and the profiteering involved in its continuance. The Art: The modern, youthful, and often dizzying styling of this issue fits in perfectly with Harley Quinn’s overall vibe. The bold colors used are eye-catching and the attention to background as an additional transportive quality to the issue.
  • 90

    DC Comics News

    Review: HARLEY QUINN #14 Harley Quinn #14 - DC Comics News [Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers] Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Riley Rossmo Colors: Ivan Plascencia Letters: AndWorld Design Reviewed By: Derek McNeil Summary Harley Quinn #14: I’m innocent, I tell ya! I might currently be stuck in Blackgate Penitentiary for multiple homicides thanks to a growing body of evidence that points right to me, Harley Quinn, as the murderer…but for once it was not Harley Quinn in the alley with the baseball bat. Someone’s obviously tryin’ to frame me, and I gotta figure out who and why if I wanna clear my name before I end up spendin’ the rest of my days behind bars with a buncha ladies who really don’t seem thrilled that I’m here. Not to mention I look terrible in orange… Positives Harley Quinn begins with guest-star Batwoman investigating a murder committed by Verdict. This leads to skirmish between her and the villainess, but Verdict manages to slip away. Oracle then informs Kate that, “we might have an issue. I started looking at unsolved murders in the last few months with similar patterns… No unsolved murders matching the profile, but… I got a hit on a series of solved murders matching the exact pattern and signature of your crime scene. Only someone has already been arrested for those crimes”. And so Oracle and Batwoman learn that Harley has been framed by Verdict. The scene cuts to Harley being visited in jail by Kevin. There are a few interesting revelations in their conversation. First we see Harley telling Kevin, Sam, and her other friends to stay away from her. Harley is showing some noble motives in wanting to keep them out of trouble. But as a therapist, she should know the dangers of cutting off her emotional support network. Also, Kevin brings the bad news that the Bat-Family does not seem to be looking into her situation. She writes this off to them wanting things to proceed through “proper legal channels and all”. But that rings somewhat false, as the Bats do tend to skirt around those channels when they need to – especially to help one of their own. And that’s got to bother Harley, as this implies that they still don’t accept her as part of the family, despite her efforts to reform. Harley Quinn #14 - DC Comics News Positives Cont. But the worst news comes when Kevin informs her that there is plenty of evidence connecting her to the murders. There’s even video evidence of her apparently committing them. And despite Kevin’s faith in Harley, he cannot deny what he’s seen with his own eyes. This here has got to be the deepest betrayal for Harley. On top of this, other inmates taunt her, trying to provoke her. Harley resists, but after unfavorable comparisons to Punchline, Harley fights back. However, she learns that the Bat-Family does have her back, as Batwoman shows up to break her out of prison to go after Verdict. Kevin’s struggle with Harley’s evident guilt is quite interesting. We see him trying to rationalize it, theorizing that she’s blacking out or being mind controlled. He appeals to his girlfriend Sam for help, but she doesn’t seem too enthusiastic about doing so. In fact, Sam seems to be acting a bit suspiciously. I suspect that something sinister is going on. Could she be hiding a life of crime from Kevin? Negatives I have nothing to complain about here. Stephanie Phillips delivers a solid story in this issue. And while Riley Rossmo’s artwork was a bit off-putting at first, it has really grown on me. Harley Quinn #14 - DC Comics News Verdict As I’ve stated before, I never expected that a Harley Quinn title would be one of my favorite books, but Phillips’ interpretation of the character has got me hooked. And I am quite eager to see where her overall redemption arc leads.
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Harley Quinn in prison shouldn’t be a big shocker—after all, she does commit a lot of crimes. But this is her first time in the joint since she officially switched over to the side of the angels, and we know that she’s in there after being framed for murders of mobsters committed by the masked Verdict. (...) This may be a bit of a transition issue, but it’s one that delivers in action and laughs.
  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    We've hit upon a transition issue with Harley Quinn #14, but this is actually a good thing as Stephanie Phillips takes what could otherwise just be a lot of exposition to do character work, particularly with Kevin and his girlfriend, Sam. Quite honestly, Kevin is an incredibly beautifully-written character overall and especially so this issue. There's something about his friendship with Harley that is just moving and wonderful and elevates everything. that there's something a little unsettling with his current situation makes it even more worth reading this issue. There's also a guest appearance by a major Gotham hero that is a surprising amount of fun even if it also constitutes the only real stumble in the issue. Riley Rossmo's art does not work especially well with this character so you get that little bit of dissonance in what is otherwise a strong issue.
  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

    The Verdict storyline picks up in this issue, and I found myself more curious, but it's not enough to compensate for the core problems of the book
  • 70

    The Batman Universe

    The Verdict arc is exciting so far, and the addition of Batwoman can only lift the book even higher.
  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Harley Quinn #14 is a decent issue overall. Unfortunately, Rossmo's stylistic design of Batwoman is more distracting than interesting, and Phillips ignores specific dangling plot points in favor of moving the story forward. Nevertheless, the big moments make sense, and Phillips lays the foundation for a good mystery surrounding Verdict's identity.
  • 60

    You Don't Read Comics

    Harley Quinn #14 is a mixed bag; the story is solid, setting up what's to come and potentially dropping hints about who the fake Harley really is. And I look forward to Harley and Batwoman teaming up; they're such different characters that their interactions will be entertaining. However, the disconnect between the art and story, and the stop-and-start pacing drag down what could've been a standout issue.

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