Writer: Tim Seeley
Artists: Sami Basri/Otto Schmidt
Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Colors: Jessica Kholinne
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz
Editor: Chris Conroy
Group Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Publisher: DC Comics
The Joker’s other co-dependent relationship takes the center place in this part of the Prelude to the Wedding.
Harley Queen and the Joker face off filled with wacky death traps in the likes that only those two can conceive. What opens with Harley running the Joker down with her car goes to a giant vat of tapioca pudding – that serves as a metaphor for Harley having escaped the grasp of the clown – and then to a dark and twisted fairy tale landscape on which Harley makes clear that she is vicariously living her own fairytale through Batman and Catwoman’s wedding.
However, the dynamic of power reverses quite easily. By playing with Harley’s need for his approval, the Joker is able to spot the flaws in her plan and save himself from certain death.
In the end, the Joker’s biggest complain, of not having been invited to the big wedding takes the spotlight, and the epilogue paves the way for the events on the serial The Best Man, seen in Batman #48 and #49, the two issues preceding the big day.
To the Batrimony we go!
Patricia Loupee is a collector of skills: wannabe tattoo artist, seamstress, sculptress, cartoon artist, and most importantly comic book colorist, inker and writer. Her work in the world of comics can be seen at indie titles by Red King Press, Correct Handed Productions, Phoenix Dreams Publishing and the Boston Comics Roundtable anthology Being True.