Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy # 3 Review and **SPOILERS**

Gathers Moss

Written by Jody Houser
Pencils by Adriana Melo
Inks by Mark Morales
Colors by Hi-Fi
Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant Cover by David Finch & Steve Firchow
Letters by Gabriela Downie
Editor: Alex Antone
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
Group Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Cover Price: $3.99
November 13, 2019


Hey, you know I reviewed the first issue of this miniseries…for reasons I don’t recall I missed reviewing the second issue…and now I’m back for the third! So check out my review of Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy, right here and now!

Explain It!

This story is titled “The Party’s Just Beginning,” and I can’t imagine a more depressing thought. Spinning out of the events of Heroes in Crisis, Harley and Poison Ivy continue their road trip to find out Ivy’s place in the world and…well, something pertinent to Harley, I’m sure. They tussled with the Floronic Man in the last issue, which makes some sense, but now they face off against…the Mad Hatter? Is this supposed to be a Gotham City on part with Poison Ivy? Because I would certainly say not, folks, Poison Ivy was always more compelling than that fake-ass Lewis Carroll fanatic.
So what happens? What do you think happens? Jervis Tetch tries to compel the minds of Harley and Pamela but Harley figures it out. Using Poison Ivy’s power, Hatter creates a bunch of avatars from Alice in Wonderland (including a Cheshire Cat that looks a lot like the one from Batman Returns.) When they threaten Harley too much, Poison Ivy snaps out of her hypnosis and they dispatch Mad Hatter with expediency and glee. Then, it’s on to the next town to, I dunno, eat at Denny’s or something.
I don’t understand what this miniseries is all about. I suspect it’s to prepare us for a host of new powers that Poison Ivy is going to wield, what with her closer connection to The Green, but we spent a whole issue watching Ivy and Quinn dick around with the Mad Hatter for seemingly no reason. This really feels like a book that was assigned rather than pitched. The artwork is uneven, but pretty great throughout. Ivy’s current look, which is close to the Silver Age costume, I love. But boy I wish this series would get to the point already.

Bits and Pieces:

A story where not much happens, told over several pages. Colorful.


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