Harley’s back in Coney for a long-overdue reunion with old friends, old haunts, and… an old time machine?
You heard right! A mysterious benefactor has left Harley a time machine, and after giving it about a half second of thought, she decides to take it for a joyride. What could go wrong, right? Funny you should ask. Turns out a quick
trip through time can screw up a few things…namely, the entire DC Universe!
AIPTIf you enjoyed Tieri and Palmiotti's work on Harley Quinn in the past, you'll love this. Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCUis the return of the kooky and silly Harley Quinn gang, which is in itself a major selling point. Add in Faeber's excellent cartoony and comedic art, and you have yourself a bright and silly narrative only Harley Quinn could supply.
ComicBook.comThere are two things that are no secret when it comes to my feelings about Harley Quinn. The first is that I've found the most recent run from Stephanie Phillips lacking and that I'm of the belief that Harley is at her best when she is both human and ridiculous at the same time, something that writer Frank Tieri pulled off quite well in his previous run with the character. That same skill of making Harley bonkers and human whilst having a lot of wacky fun in the process is what permeates this issue. It's an over the top, semi-nostalgic reunion type romp packed with insanity of the best kind and while it is at times overstuffed with dialogue and the art is a little shaky in places, it's very promising on nearly every front.
Dark Knight NewsHarley Screws Up The DCU #1 is a really fun read, and there is so much humor. Looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds. It promises to be a joy. See you for the next one!
Geek DadFrom the start, this comic has an intensely nostalgic vibe, starting with the return of the extensive supporting cast from that runincluding the Gang of Harleys, Eggsy, and Red Tool. It's great to see the whole gang again, although I will point out that Tieri hilariously forgot that Coach is blind early in the issue.
The Comicbook DispatchMultiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU #1 is drowning in bad dialogue but has a good premise. The Walking Dead style Earth that Harley lands on here will hopefully be a temporary stay and well get to see her travel more interesting areas of the multiverse in future issues.
Major SpoilersEven with my concerns about the art, Multiversity: Harley Screws Up The DCU #1 has some big things in its favor, with a compelling protagonist, a successful shock ending, and some charming dialogue at odds with the art, earning a right-down-the-middle 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. I’m definitely interested in seeing where this goes, with the caveat that I hope that issue two’s art works out some of the more difficult kinks.
Batman-NewsThis story has a good premise. It's a series that I would hope would be fun. However, it appears that this comic is just going to resort to bottom-of-the-barrel toilet and sex jokes to fill out its pages. In my opinion, this is the exact opposite of what the Harley Quinn character needs right now. However, I'm going to have to take this series for what it is going forward.