Saturday, October 6, 2012
Harley & Ivy/Paul DIni
For all that I like Dini's version of Batman (and the Batman: The Animated Series episode of this same title!), I was a little bored with this book. It's basically a portrait of Harley and Ivy's friendship, their failed attempts at supervillain-hood, and their outlook on the world in general. While I love both characters, and I love the fact that they're besties, I felt like this watered things down a little too much (Harley is the stereotypical blonde who screws up all the capers; Ivy is the smart one who is forced to put up with her dumb partner). The sole saving grace is the in-jokes that Dini scatters throughout (my favorite is Mark Hammill playing the Joker in a Movie of Harley & Ivy's escapades). Entertaining, but not something I'll be revisiting.