|ebailey140 (ebailey140) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-03-05 19:11:00
|Current music:||David Bowie - "Diamond Dogs"|
|Entry tags:||char: batman/bruce wayne, char: harley quinn/harleen quinzel, char: joker, publisher: dc comics|
Harley, Mr. J, and Mr. B
From the end of the Kesel run.
The Joker escaped Arkham, again... Then dropped off the face of the Earth. Batman recruited Harley to draw him out. She did, and found him living like a hermit. She told the Joker what she was doing, and that she was playing along with Batman to make sure he didn't get caught. She suggested keeping Bat's brain busy while they... Um, she meant the Joker... figured out what they'd do, next.
The Joker sent her back to Batman with a joke related clue to his big plan. Batman made a deduction, and told Harley to take him to the Joker, but she said that it would go down whether the Joker was behind bars, or not, and that he wouldn't tell her the details. So, he sent her back, and she told him what Batman deduced. The Joker sent her back with another joke related clue, Batman made another deduction and sent her back, and so on...
Then, we get to the punchline...
From Harley Quinn #25.
Sure, it slipped your mind, Bats.
A great finish to a great run, I thought. Nice handling of the dynamics between the three of them. Never underestimate Harley, no matter who you are.
Kesel's my second favorite Harley writer after Dini. He developed her, while keeping her still the Harley we know and love. Ironic that, after that Jason joke, she's now one of the very few people who actually gets along with Jason Todd.