my surprise to see a cover co-credited to Darwyn Cooke. I love his work, and
regret that he left us far too soon. Yet somehow, for DC to lift an image from
out of the slush pile seems self-serving. I wish they hadn’t.
for a Harley Quinn book, so perhaps a tad disrespect is the order of the day.
While Harley takes Manhattan, Coney Island is under assault by any number of
Batman’s lesser villains. And by lesser, I’m referring mostly to those featured
on the TV show – King Tut and Egghead, among others.
has her hands full, taking down a group of gorillas going ape at the top of the
Empire State Building. Not actual
gorillas, just guys in masks with names like Caesar, Magilla and Joe. The
references are subtle but they’re there.
are split up, with Mirka Andolfo handling the Coney Island action, and Eleonora
Carlini mostly illustrating the doings at the ESB. They’re two styles mesh
well, without creating that jarring effect when there is a sudden change in
artists from one page to another. I wish they could have been more exclusive to
one scene or another, though.