Heroes in Crisis #2
Written by Tom King
Art by Clay Mann and Travis Moore
Colors by Tomeu Morey and Arif Prianto
Letters by Clayton Cowles
A desperate Harley Quinn is on the run and the only person that she can turn to is Penguin. As she goes to the crime lord for a favor, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continue the autopsies on the victims of the Sanctuary killings. The autopsy of Commander Steele leads to a clue with a direct tie to Harley. Skeets using his skills to revive Booster Gold and Booster decides to take a page from Batman’s book and try to track down who killed everyone at Sanctuary, even though he is the prime suspect. His quest leads him to track down Flash and when Barry finds out what happened to Wally, he takes it out on Booster.
Harley lures the trinity to her hideout in order to tell them what happened and it goes about how one would suspect. After escaping them, she has some words for both Ivy and herself as Superman rushes off to stop Flash from killing Booster. In Metropolis, Lois Lane receives a mystery package and the mystery of what happened at Sanctuary gets deeper and more dangerous for the surviving heroes, especially Superman and Batman.
I continue to be impressed with the bold choices that this series is making and Tom King’s writing is amazingly dense and insightful. My only problem with this issue is the fight between Harley and the Trinity. It is too hard for me to fathom how Harley Quinn could best the three of them in combat and escape. As good as the series and the writing is, that’s a moment that strains credibility for me. Otherwise, the story is silent and the mystery continues to be compelling.
The art is amazing in this issue and all of the characters are amazingly detailed. I loved the visual style of this issue and every character in it.