The holidays are here and Harley is in full-on cheer mode! After permission from Poison Ivy, Harley sets up a party and invites all the villains in Gotham for one night of Christmas cheer. But one villain didn’t get the invite and wants to put an end to Harley’s unholy night. Can Batman infiltrate the festivities and save the villains or will this be the end of crime in Gotham?!
Harley’s holiday gift exchange is in full swing, but one of the gifts is a bit…incendiary. Batman needs to pull some holiday hi-jinks and keep the treacherous present away from its recipient otherwise the party’s going to blow sky high!
It’s a race through Gotham as Batman and Robin chase down the gift and its recipient. Can Batman get a hold on the villain and save the New Year’s celebration or will this new year be over before it even starts?!
Well, it was an eclectic bunch: The Wonderland Gang (The Walrus, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, The Carpenter, March Hare), Baby Doll, Roxy Rocket, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Scarecrow, Magpie, Ratcatcher, Kite Man, Clock King, Mad Hatter, Condiment King (kinda flimsy canon wise), Nostromos (deep dive there); some who never appeared in any of the cartoons like Magpie, Ratcather, King Shark, Kite Man.Kite Man! Heck yeah! I'm guessing King Shark is there because he was in as a nod to the Harley cartoon. And...Captain Boomerang, for some reason. Guess he got to make out with Roxy Rocket, so not a total loss .
That was amusing. It makes sense since Jason Todd was between BTAS/AOB&R and TNBA.Oh hey, they actually explained away Penguin's TNBA redesign from reconstruction surgery...that's more than they did for most of the other redesigns .
Seems that way.Ivy has another human friend? And she's seemingly not a dangerous criminal? Seems like this Kwan woman is being set up to give Arnold some healthy love once he's finally moved on from Scarface .
The loglines were a little misleading. They did hint at Joker. But it's definitely looking to be Scarface and Joker. The 3rd logline implies a time skip to New Year's Eve. So presumably the other 50 pounds of CX will be found and used.I honestly thought Harley and Ivy were going to be the main villains of this arc, but the one with malicious intent is Joker and the crux of the plot is the fate of Arnold Wesker. Is Batman even going to deal with the queens of crime at all in this story? Or maybe there little Holiday bliss will be part of the denoument ?
They had some Penguin stuff in Arkham Aslyum (the game) too. I think maybe Arkham just collects villain material even if they're not actually Arkham inmates.Storage room had some interesting bits: looked like a Freeze Gun, Hatter's hat and circuitry card, the plant monster and Ivy's crossbow gauntlet thingie from Pretty Poison, Riddler's cane, Penguin's umbrella maybe (though wouldn't make sense for Arkham), and some jack-o-lanterns (maybe Almost Got 'Im?)
This series has already had plenty of timeline issues .Bit an mistake with Baby Doll saying her age, she should be older. In her debut episode, she was 30. No way only 2 years passed. She's more like 34. And thankfully it was a veiled reference, Harley basically implies she invited work friends -- the Suicide Squad namely Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Clock King -- but canon wise that makes no sense because Deadshot isn't recruited until a few years later in the JLU era. Or Condiment King being there for that matter.
It's annoying but there's space to work with like some things on JL vs Fatal FiveThis series has already had plenty of timeline issues .