By Philip Schweier
February 7, 2018 - 08:35
But Gotham City’s criminal element is beginning to creep her way, in the form of Oswald C. Cobblepot. He is no longer the quacking birdman as played by Burgess Meredith, or even the disfigured freak portrayed by Danny DeVito. He’s moved closer to the devious schemer we see on the TV show Gotham.
Penguin has gained a toe-hold in the New York underworld, establishing a beachhead for expansion. But Harley has drawn his ire, and it won’t be long before these two forces of criminal nature collide.
New writer Frank Tieri seems to be downplaying Harley’s sizable supporting cast, which I feel is a good strategy. It’s become unwieldy, and increasingly difficult to justify each individual’s place within the book. Though replacement artist Mirka Andolfo is perhaps new to the title, the artwork is consistent with what’s come before. Almost as if there is a house style that each of DC’s major titles are following.