Harley Quinn leads a raid on Lex Luthor’s Gotham Garden City in a bid to
free the citizens from his Ridealongs – electronic devices that keep the
sheeple docile and agreeable to whatever insanity he decides to inflict. Along
for the ride is her version of the Joker, a one-time patient who isn’t nearly
as homicidal as the original.
and Barbara Gordon continue their investigation into the death of former police
commissioner James Gordon. Of course, Barbara is upset when she views the
doctored footage showing her step-sister Kara killing her father. This makes
her a wee bit more tolerant of Batman rather extreme efforts at law and order.
I am still
uncertain why this series was produced. The first issue said it’s based on the
Gotham Garage figures produced by DC Comics, but doesn’t that make this series
nothing more than cheap advertising – or not so cheap, as the case may be.
I don’t recall anyone ever saying, “What we’d like is a DCU/Mad Max mash-up.”
Just because you can do something doesn’t
mean you should.
It is my
hope this is a particularly limited
series. Sure, the Bombshells series worked, I guess, but any of these given
series have a limited shelf-life. Were the Gotham Garage figures really selling
that well? I can’t imagine why.