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Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2 (of 2)

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

What unseen horrors lurk beyond the borders of the known and the klown? A whispered secret from the elbow of a garden gnome, a parking-lot pass that was lost under the antediluvian car seat from hell, and a nihilistic grease trap that does taxes incorrectly-all of these things and more…are not in this comic. It’s Harls again! Part two of this story is just as weird and wacked-out to the max as the last one. This time we’ll reveal the one true secret origin of Harley Quinn, and I’ll go toe-to-toe-to-toe with one of Superman’s greatest foes! Plus, my best pals Leah Williams and Ben Templesmith are turning the clocks backward and forward in the conclusion of their chrono-detective cosmic mystery dream story.0

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2 is a tour de force. Complete with the shockingly dark homage to Alex Dewitt, Kyle Rayner’s girlfriend (written in Green Lantern #54). I couldn’t write this review without that mention, and that’s just one reference that fans can find among these lore laced pages.

  • 96

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors – Harley Quinn #4 is a wild romp through Harley’s nightmare of being an A-List hero in the Justice League. The final issue of this limited series tie-in continues the multiversal madness. Ths issue works well as a deconstruction of Harley and the line she walks between being a hero and an anti-hero, all the while bridging the gap seamlessly back into the ongoing series next month.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    Overall, this issue focuses on the differences between being good and being a hero. Harley is given superpowers to test drive but wants no part of it. She gets candid about her mental state and why she can’t be a hero. And the reveal of who is pulling the strings and why is a bombshell that’ll reverberate long after the nightmare ends. But the issue balances the heavy stuff out with some levity and even gets a little meta. The citizens recounting her new origin story are quite funny and Harley herself takes breaks from her existential crisis to crack wise. Both stories convey the importance of Harley in DC Universe. It’s cool to see a character that started as a side villain in “Batman the Animated Series” glow up to become a major player in the comics. This is an inventive issue and a must read for Harley fans.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    What works here is the fun homages to 1950s comics, but some of the darker stuff isn’t as compelling—but it’s interesting that while Insomnia is the power here, this has some major ties to the ongoing story in Howard’s run as well.

    The backup is another take on the “Old Woman Harley” concept that has been played with several times in recent years, this one featuring a complex time-travel storyline, a team-up between a grizzled Harley and the modern one, and a truly disturbing secret lurking inside a sci-fi spaceship. The ending has a unique paradox to it that makes this a clever story, but this doesn’t really have anything to do with the Knight Terrors event—it’s just another oddball backup much like the others in the main series.

  • 80


    If you ever wanted to see Harley Quinn as the greatest superhero of the DC universe, step right up and read Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2. This issue also ties into the main story so don’t miss it if you’ve been enjoying the main series.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2 is an enjoyable second part to Harley’s Knight Terror story. It gives us a fun look at Harley as a Supergirl-style hero and detours Harley’s previous storyline back on track after the Knight Terrors interruption.

  • 60

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2 feels empty. The idea was great, and there are some really interesting pieces of dialogue. It takes the current event and matches it to what happened in Harley’s life, making it feel important and not just a side story. But the book makes the Multiverse jumping concept dull, with art that isn’t impressive enough to captivate or create new worlds that you want to explore further.

  • 50

    The Batman Universe

    I liked this book. If Howard is able to slow down and focus on Harley’s character development, we may be in for a better run moving forward.

  • 45

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2 is notable for being the Knight Terrors tie-in that has the least to do with Knight Terrors and the most to do with the main title. If there was supposed to be a nightmare scenario, Howard didn’t get the memo, and the big thing to come out of this issue is the tease that Harley’s multiverse adventures will continue for a long time to come. Oy!

  • 30


    All I can say to you is: don’t buy mainstream Harley Quinn comics. No, don’t even buy a variant cover even if you think it looks pretty. They’re a waste of money. DC doesn’t deserve payment for continuing to beat the dead horse that is Harley Quinn. Tini Howard isn’t even writing a story here; she’s writing a collection of half-thoughts and ideas strewn together. What more can I say?

  • 30

    Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #2 continues to have absolutely nothing to do with Knight Terrors and while the main story in the issue has its moments and is interesting, like the current Harley Quinn title it’s honestly just a mess that feels like it is less a coherent story and just a grab bag of discarded ideas that got stretched into something else. The biggest issue here is that Tini Howard has zero idea of who Harley Quinn is, does not have the ability to give the character a consistent voice and can’t even differentiate between versions of the character in a way that the reader can easily follow. It makes the story in this issue almost unreadable at times – and the art does not help. What is supposed to feel vintage just looks distorted and inconsistent with Harley looking like a different person in literally ever panel. Leah Williams’ backup story is a bit better, though the plot is confusing and the art really sucks any joy you might derive from reading it – and it’s honestly the only reason to read the issue.

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