When the big question of who the most frightening Batman villain is inevitably comes around in nerdy conversation, most people’s go-to answer is the Joker. It’s a pretty good answer. It was my answer for a very long time until I started doing deeper dives and expanding my reading. Once I did, I realized that the most terrifying Batman villain—yes, even more frightening than Scarecrow, Dollmaker or Professor Pyg—is Harley Quinn.
In this week’s BATMAN #9, Bruce pieces together a super-villain squad (at the suggestion of Amanda Waller, naturally) to infiltrate Santa Prisca and steal the Psycho-Pirate from the clutches of Bane in the first issue of Tom King’s eagerly awaited “I Am Suicide” storyline. It’s a haymaker of a first issue, featuring a handful of not-recently-seen Bat-villains and a heck of a final twist. But it also features a pretty surprising cameo.
Did you catch it?
If you've ever come to visit us at SDCC, NYCC or another one of our many conventions, you’ve likely noticed how we always have plenty of great DC Collectibles statues and action figures on display. We’ve been doing this for years, and over that period we’ve noticed how much time fans spend looking at our new collectibles, particularly the statues, making sure they take enough time to examine all of the texture and detail. This isn’t really surprising. Unless you happen to see one of our statues on display, it’s sometimes hard to gauge its level of intricacy.