Harley Quinn #36-Batter Up Part 2
Writer: Frank Tieri
Art: Inaki Miranda
Color: Alex Sinclair
Cover: Amanda Conner and Hi-Fi
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Synopsis: Harley has been kidnapped by the ex-wife of Langstrom, and turned into a Man-Bat Creature!
What You’ll Need To Know: Last issue, Harley had been mourning and wanted some time alone. Her friends have been following her in concern. Tony had mysteriously gone missing, and Harley and Red Tool had discovered he had been infected with the Man-Bat serum. In the middle of this rescue, Harley is abducted and infected too!
In This Issue: I love the interaction with the Gang of Harley’s! It’s a good blend of comedic and action packed scenes. The on-going joke of puke was funny. I like when the issues are not all about her, but that can get old. Of course their predicament is centered around finding a cure for her and Big Tony, as that’s the arc. Harley can beat up her own friends as Woman-Bat, but nobody else dares to mess with Harley’s friends! Luckily, they had only injected her and Tony with the serum, but Langstrom escaped in the nick of time! Well, problems are over for now, right? Maybe for a big? Nope! Harley still feels an overwhelming sense of guilt for everything that’s happened, but no one had listened to her requests to be left alone. She doesn’t want to be responsible for them since they almost got killed trying to save her. Her guilt makes her take off again. Will this solve her problems? Will it help the team? Highly unlikely since Mr. Cobblepot is in the mix. I’m glad Penguin was revisited as the antagonist of the story. It makes up for the previous time he was the villain and it wasn’t memorable at all.