In every relationship, there’s bound to be a few fights…and in the case of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, you know they’re going to be doozies. In today’s “Versus Live!”, we’re pitting our two sweet-and-sinister paramours against each other for some no-holds-barred Coney Island carnage! Geek & Sundry’s Amy Dallen drops in to defend Ivy, while her usual partner-in-crime Matt Key champions Harley. But which villainess emerges victorious is up to you. Will Ivy’s plants and poison prove too much for Harley and her hammer? Or will the sometime Suicide Squader cut Ivy off at the roots?
Between numerous books, movies, graphic novels and animated shorts, DC Super Hero Girls has established a shared universe that is every bit as rich and interesting as the older skewing DC Universe, and it only seems to get better with each new release. The latest graphic novel, DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: DATE WITH DISASTER, continues this upward trend in both world building and story, while also packing a few surprisingly timely messages.
Welcome to Victorian Eng—wait, I mean, Victorian Gotham. Sure, it may not be quite as famous as its European cousin, but I think you'll find that the turn of the century DC Universe has all sorts of strange and wonderful things to offer in the just released Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, which just so happens to be the animated adaptation of an Elseworlds story by the same name.
The Gotham City troublemaker known as Harley Quinn got her start in animation. So it feels only appropriate that 25 years later, after reaching new heights of popularity, she’s returning to it.
I’m not entirely sure where you might come down on all of the crossover books that DC has been doing lately, but I am a huge fan! The very idea of the recent DC/Looney Tunes crossovers bring a smile to my face. The idea is very Silver Age and something that DC was doing spectacularly during that time period. What’s even better about those crossover comics in particular is that they were really amazing.
Doctor Harleen Quinzel is probably most famous for her “mad love” romance with the Joker that prompted her creation in the first place. However, I would posit that Harley Quinn’s greatest partnership—and her greatest romance—is with another iconic Batman villainess. Doctor Pamela Isley is some 40 years older than Harley in publication history, but the two have enjoyed a relationship on any number of levels throughout the 25 years that the Clown Princess of Crime has been smashing hearts with her synonymous mallet.
Hi, my name is Meg and I’m a Batman fan.
Now, okay. You probably had one of two reactions reading that. You either thought “great, me too!” or “ugh, him?”
When Poison Ivy teams up with Floronic Man to execute a nefarious, world-threatening plan, Batman and Nightwing get desperate. Batman and Harley Quinn sees the heroically aligned Dark Knight and former Boy Wonder reach out tentative hands to ask for Harley Quinn's help. She has been Poison Ivy's best friend, after all, so it stands to reason she could assist in locating Ivy and stopping her from turning people into plants.