Written by: Tee Franklin
Art by: Max Sarin
Layout, Pages 16-19: Derec Donovan
Colors by: Marissa Louise
Letters by: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Max Sarin
Variant Covers: Babs Tarr
Editor: Katie Kubert
Harley Quinn created by: Paul Dini & Bruce Timm
Batman created by: Bob Kane & Bill Finger
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have hit the road, on their way to visit one of Gotham’s other female villains in the hopes that Catwoman will simply agree to help them.
Ivy is still having her doubts about being with Harley, but it seems she has a bigger issue to deal with first, in the form of Commissioner Gordon, who is hot on their tales, and now has close surveillance on Harley Quinn as he vows to bring her to justice…or kill her, because he’s gone just a little crazy.
Batman also makes an appearance in this comic, but for once, he’s not going after the villainesses, he’s here to save a friend from making a mistake.
Can Catwoman help the runaway lovers or will Gordon succeed in his one-man mission for vengeance?
This issue sees Harley pushing Ivy’s nerves, as well as Catwoman’s but Ivy is obviously the important one here. Harley’s lack of understanding or care for boundaries seems to be a key component to Ivy’s doubts on whether she is truly the one Ivy wants to spend the rest of her life with, and it seems everyone but Harley can sense this as Catwoman tries to play the role of confidant for Ivy, but chaos continues to follow HarlIvy wherever they go, so they are interrupted before Ivy can truly express her feelings to her friend Selina.
The art and designs by Max Sarin continue to represent the animated television series, and though all of the characters obviously resemble their TV counterparts, Harley seems more animated in this comic with certain expressions being given a little extra looney touch such as stars or hearts in her eyes, as well as hearts around her head, etc. to express what she’s feeling. Harley isn’t the only one to receive this treatment of course but being the focus of the comic I feel like it was important to add that note.
The colours throughout remain colourful and vivid, keeping the same tone as the previous issue, an aspect that I suspect will be continued in all further issues.
All in all, this is a great continuation of the story that is just getting started, leaving the reader wanting more answers as it seems Ivy is about to spill the beans on why she has doubts, the real reason she seems nervous about her future with Harley Quinn besides the obvious reasons already established in both the show and the previous issue of this comic mini-series. This second issue continues the fun and mayhem that issue one was setting the mood for, but with 4 issues left, it can only get better!
With four more issues to go, I am curious to see how these events will lead us into the new season of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series.
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Eat, Bang! Kill Tour #2 is available on Comixology.