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Review: ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 2 Episode 7 “There’s No Place To Go But Down”
“There’s No Place To Go But Down”
Directed by: Colin Heck
Written by: Adam Stein
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Christopher Meloni, Matt Oberg, James Adomian, Briana Cuoco, Andy Daly, George Lopez and Brad Morris
Review by Kendra Hale
This Is A Safe Space
“There’s No Place To Go But Down” came to us this past Friday, and was definitely intent on shaking a few things up. Whether they’ll be for the good of Harley and her gang remains to be seen, but the die has been cast and we definitely got a lot to take in.
Mile High Kite Club
Harley and Ivy find themselves in a bit of a pickle, as Two-Face and Bane put them on trial for the murder of The Penguin. Though with Man-Bat as an attorney and with no interpreter around, it was a pretty stacked trial overall, even with an unbiased Bane. Our girls think everything will be a breeze, as they’ve broken out of Arkham bazillions of times. Their laughter quickly turns to angst though, as they realize they’re being taken to Bane’s Pit for rehabilitation. Underground and no plant life to speak of, the girls quickly try to plan an escape using George Lopez of all people.
Meanwhile, Barbara Gordon is dealing with her Father’s demons. Gordon has been down in the dumps since losing the GCPD and has become a bit of a lush. Neither Babs or Batgirl have been able to help so far with helping Jim regain his once valiant spirit. When Two-Face threatens Jim on his home territory will it be enough to help him snap back? Or have we lost that good cop to the blues forever?
Dime Store Sushi
So much happens in “There’s No Place To Go But Down” that it’s almost hard to keep up. We’re treated to not only an amazing main story, but a sub-plot that more than keeps up the pace. We also get an immense helping of Bane in this episode. So much so that it’s definitely a treat. With some of the voice cast pulling double duty this episode, we also get Matt Oberg voicing Killer Croc. Then we get the unexpected treat of a vocal cameo of George Lopez playing himself. No spoilers here, ladies and gents, but the ending is the complete and utter icing on the cake.
Each week delivers my new favorite episode. The writers have done a stellar job at keeping the show not only relevant but relatable. The voice cast makes these characters live and breathe, but like with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as legendary versions of Batman and Joker, they are going to embody and become the voices we hear when reading the comics. This episode adds yet another layer of depth to the show and is wholly enjoyable.
“Detective Comics #1000” Writers: Peter J. Tomasi, Tom King, Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Christopher Priest, Denny O’Neil, Warren Ellis, Paul Dini, Kevin Smith & Scott Snyder Artists: Dough Mahnke, Tony S. Daniel, Joëlle Jones, Álvaro Martínez Bueno, Kelley Jones, Alex Maleev, Neal Adams, Steve Epting, Becky Cloonan, Dustin Nguyen, Jim Lee, Mikel Janín, Jason Fabok, Amanda Conner & Greg Capullo Inkers: Jaime Mendoza, Raül Fernandez, Derek Fridolfs, Scott Williams & Jonathan Glapion Color Artists: David Baron, Tomeu Morey, Brad Anderson, Paul Mounts, Michelle Madsen, Dave Stewart, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Jordie Bellaire, John Kalisz, Alex Sinclair & FCO Plascencia Letterers: Rob Leigh, Clayton Cowles, Sal Cipriano, Josh Reed, Willie Schubert, Andworld Design, Simon Bowland, Steve Wands, Todd Klein & Tom Napolitano Review by Steve J. RayBatman’s Longest CaseWhen DC revealed the incredible talents that would be contributing to Detective Comics #1000, I was understanda…
DC Comics’ imprint for younger readers, Zoom, has produced some beautiful books recently, each one accompanied by its own trailer. Today the comics giant revealed the latest video, for their Dear Justice League graphic novel. Check out the press release: TRAILER REVEAL! GET A FIRST LOOK AT ‘DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE’ BY MICHAEL NORTHROP AND GUSTAVO DUARTENew Middle Grade Original Graphic Novel from DC ZoomHits Stores Everywhere Books are Sold on August 6, 2019Available to Pre-Order Now DC revealed today a new book trailer and preview artwork for DC Zoom’s forthcoming middle grade graphic novel, DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop (TombQuest) with art by Gustavo Duarte. In DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE, I wanted to explore who these DC Super Heroes are behind the masks and answer the kinds of questions kids would have for these larger than life figures,” explained Northrop. “On a personal note, comics helped me become a better reader, a better …
"Harleen" - Book Two
Writer/Artist: Stjepan Šejiċ
Letterer: Gabriela Downie
It Starts With Fantasies…Review by Kendra Hale Harleen #2 is here, and I was so hungry for it. In the first issue, we got to see a new take on just how Dr. Quinzel began her journey to becoming Harley Quinn. From her theory on what makes people become criminals, to seeing a more personal side to Harleen, that hasn’t really been shown before. It was an exquisite dive into new waters and a deeper look into just how a woman, who is so intelligent, was taken in by the master of manipulation and mind games. Harleen #2 is ripe with the promise of digging even deeper, and explosive with story flow.
The More Sane Place To BeThe book comes out the gate running with an exquisite start. Joker greets us, by narrating and setting the tone for what’ to come in this issue. We watch the scene unfold as the Harley Quinn we’ve all come to know, steps to the plate swinging for the fences. I want to take a second just to…