Monday, August 7, 2017

Harley Quinn and Batman #1

A prequel of sorts to DC's new animated straight-to-DVD release Batman And Harley Quinn, the new digital series from artists and writers tied to Batman: The Animated Series begins here with the opening story by Ty Templeton and artist Rick Burchett focused on Harley Quinn's betrayal of the Joker.

Set in the style of last season of Batman: The Animated Series (I would have preferred the original look of the characters, but this version does offer us a cameo by Nightwing), the comic opens with Batman and Nightwing breaking into the Joker's lair. Ready for the Dynamic Duo, the Joker is flabbergasting when all his defenses and plans fail spectacularly leading Harley to reveal that she was responsible. Not getting the rise out of Mr. J. she hoped, Harley does get a hand by Poison Ivy who shows up to rescue her friend from Batman and the police.

It seems Harley's days as the Joker's sidekick are over. However, this story is just getting started. Let's see where this new adventure takes her. Worth a look.

[DC, $.99]

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