Harley Quinn by Paul Dini

Harley Quinn

The definitive story of Harley Quinn by her co-creator, Paul Dini, and Pat Cadigan, revealing the secrets of her history even as she seeks to kill Batman. Dr. Harleen Quinzel grew up in an abusive household with a criminal and became a psychologist to deal with her own broken family. At Arkham Asylum, she attempted to treat the Joker and instead fell hopelessly in love with him, helping him escape and becoming a member of his organization. Quinze...

Details Harley Quinn

TitleHarley Quinn
Release DateFeb 12th, 2019
PublisherTitan Books
GenreFantasy, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews Harley Quinn

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Novelizations are a tricky terrain to venture on. After my initial experience with the adaptation by Christa Faust of Alan Moore’s classic masterpiece The Killing Joke, it was now time to check out DC Comics’ latest novelization and it is different in the best of ways. How so, you wonder? It is different because the writer behind the original Mad Love comic book story arc is co-writing the no...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/12/03/...My towering TBR and healthy skepticism for comic tie-ins be damned, as soon as I was sent a pitch for Harley Quinn: Mad Love I knew I had to read it. This beloved DC character has been a favorite of mine since my grade school days in the 90s, back when Batman: The Animated Series was pretty much a staple in every kid’s TV repertoire. But what really sold me was Paul Dini...
  • Lauren
    This was amazing!! 5 stars, full review to come
  • Paul
    Although there is action, great action and yes, Batman does make an appearance… the greatness of this book lies in its dedication to the vile twist of a character’s soul. So many calculating threads are laid at the beginning of the book that can be seen making their way through the entire narrative. Great nostalgia and a well-developed voice make Mad Love a must-read for fans of Harley Quinn and Batman.For the full review: https://paulspicks....
  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    I’ve always been fascinated with Harley Quinn and the Joker, so I knew that I was gonna love this book. In Mad Love, the story follows Harley throughout her life; from visiting Coney Island as a child and witnessing her father’s arrest, through medical school, to landing a job at Arkham Asylum, where she has the opportunity to treat some of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals. The pacing of this book is fantastic; we get plenty of backgr...
  • Savanna White
    I really enjoyed getting new content for Harley based on the orignal cartoon! All the stuff about her family, and growing up, and more in-depth view of her falling in love with the joker was great!! However, while the book obviously wasn’t afraid of making changes to the story, near the end it became word for word from the comic/episode without any insight or new detail and became incredibly boring. Also didn’t care for the new ending. Great ...
  • Jess
    I loved this book. I thought it was awesome they pulled a lot of lines directly from the mad love comic but I also thought what they added was interesting. I liked getting to see Harley's slow transformation and manipulation and even the clues that even from a young age Harley might be destined for crime. Harley has had several origins but I love the original mad love one the most and this was very faithful. I enjoyed the writing and they new par...
  • Baker St Shelves
    Joker and Harley Quinn have always fascinated me, ever since I watched the animated series years ago.This book is a retelling of Harley’s origin done as a novel.We see everything from her childhood in Coney Island, to becoming a doctor in Arkham Asylum, and to her infamous relationship with The Joker.Any long time fan of these characters will fully appreciate this book since it’s co-written by Paul Dini, who wrote for the animated series, the...
  • Eva Viktória
    Surprised to say this, but I really loved it! They did the original comic justice and expanded upon it in a really sensible, often thoughtful and enjoyable manner. Would've given it a 5, but the last two chapters somehow lacked in capturing the spirit of the rest of the book. The pacing was a bit off. But overall, it was great - pure original Harley as I always liked her. Nothing like the current Harley Quinn comics - and thank god for that.
  • Emma Spence-Hirst
  • Laura
    Just a big no. Again, like with the killing joke novel what was added new was awful and did nothing to enhance the story.
  • nadine
    “hey pal, i ain’t nobody’s girlfriend” we stan an independent woman who doesn’t need a man to be successful on her murder sprees