new story arc from Frank Tieri, offering Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti a
well-earned break. The writing team has been creating Harley stories pretty
regularly since the series began. Though why DC would publish two issues a week
apart – PLUS the Careful What You
Wish For special – is something I can quite dope out.
returned to Coney Island, keen on enjoying some alone time to cycle through
recent losses and defeats. Though she eventually came out on top, the victory
was hard won. She has retreated from her usually entourage, but they, like true
friends, are too invested in her well-being to respect her wishes.
So when her
pal Tony goes missing, she’s determined to solve the mystery on her own. She
follows Tony’s last footsteps, while the Harleys visit Arkham to have a chat
with Dr. Kirk Langstrom, who may have a clue to share regarding the mysterious
bat-creature responsible for Tony’s disappearance.
It’s been a
while since I’ve seen Man-Bat, so a return engagement was welcome. However the
truth was a little bit of a zig-zag of logic. Inaki Miranda’s artwork is
serviceable, her inking a bit heavy-handed for my taste, but your mileage may