Harley Quinn’s arrival is fantastic, and she ups the homicidal maniac quotient immediately. In spite of all this, Catwoman offers them a chance to form a partnership and look out for each other, which has gotta be one of the most intriguing and frightening ideas in the Batworld. But what I really loved was how Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn agreed to the partnership, so they could look out for Catwoman until she’s back on her feet.
The scene where Poison Ivy “talks” with Zatanna is priceless, and it has to be indicative of where this partnership is going. The women are going to be working for and against each other, and not everyone is going to be glad they’re around. I also liked the green lettering of Ivy’s dialogue when she’s speaking through plants. Great touch.
But best of all is the double-cross at the end of the book. It’s gonna be interesting to see how everyone bounces back from this and what Catwoman’s answer to the question will be. I can’t help but think of this as a Birds of Prey riff that’s straight out of a nightmare. But I like what I’m reading.