is accused of murder, and ironically the person best suited to clear her is
also the person best suited to hunter her down – the Batman. Ever one to get at
the truth, he is slowly beginning to see her claims of innocence have the ring
of truth to them. He reluctantly agrees that not everything is quite as it seems,
and digs deeper.
This is your
basic “buddy cop” story, complete with whacked-out nut job and straight-laced
ace detective characters we’ve seen in dozens of movies for decades. And while
Batman & Harley are not a team we haven’t seen before, this is a refreshing
– and more satisfying – version that presented in that questionable
your usual gang of idiots – Humphries, Timms, Sinclair and Sharpe – are in top
form, sharing Harley’s adventures with her faithful audience. I am uncertain
why Meredith Clatterbuck came along for all of a single page, but it’s not
objectionable. Merely puzzling.
admit, I sometimes wonder how long the Harley series will last. A reformed
criminal trying to go straight, a lovable anti-hero with more than one screw
loose seems like it would become tiresome after a while, but this is
consistently one of DC’s better books.