Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2

With so many different versions of Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey recently released, it took me a minute to remember which version this one was. The first issue left off with Harley returning to Gotham. Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2 focuses the first several pages on Renee Montoya attempting, unsuccessfully, to convince Harley to leave Gotham. Harley has other plans which involve ratting out the Joker's favorite hideouts to the cops (and getting her puddin' arrested) all as a diversion that allows Harley to hit the Joker's vaults.

There's certainly some of the back-and-forth between Harley and Renee that could have been whittled down in the over-sized issue. The story also races right by giving a proper introduction to Harley's gal pal Elementia (who helps her both get away from Montoya and break into the Joker's vaults). Other than Harley messing around with the Joker's robot guards, there's not a lot of action here, although we do get a short sequence of Bat-suited Cassandra Cain taking on the Joker, but there's plenty of Harley being Harley.

[DC, $5.99]

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