By Philip Schweier
Jun 6, 2018 - 4:21
As our illegal heroine makes her way through the city that is New York, her investigation eventually leads her into the orbit of Professor Pyg, a rather lame addition to Batman’s rogues gallery. I get the vibe that DC’s strategy is to use him as often as possible, in the hope that either A) he’ll grow on the audience; or B.) some writer will finally crack the character and Pyg’s stock will rise as a result.
This is the first Harley Quinn story arc for Christopher Sebela, a writer with whom I am unfamiliar. It’s a different take than to which I’m accustomed. Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner seemed intent on portraying the insanity of Harley’s world, but now that insanity seems more internal. Does it work? Don’t know, but we’ll find out.
The artwork by Mirka Andolfo is enjoyable, more so than that of cover artist John Timms. Not that he’s a bad artist, but I don’t believe Harley Quinn was a suitable vehicle for him. I’d prefer to see him on another title; Batwoman, perhaps.