Gotham Season 5, Episode 3 Review

With Gotham now into its last season before it comes off air, the third episode of this fifth season continues to impress with another solid 45 minutes of action. With a smartly worked dual storyline and some interesting characterization, the gang wars and Selina’s crusade to find Jeremiah both see some serious development this week. The latter resulting in quite the surprising appearance from a new face in Gotham. With the episode finishing on a massive cliffhanger, it’ll be interesting to see where the show goes from here but for now, Gotham continues to up the ante and excitement as we draw nearer to the finish line.

The episode begins with a look at Jim Gordon’s newly acquired haven for refugees. Bullock grows ever more concerned that this will paint a target for the gangs to come looking for them and unfortunately that target is being painted by our very own Penguin. After most of his cronies up and leave him to go to Haven, Penguin enlists the help of the street gangs to clear out the camp and bring everyone back to where they belong. This being Gotham of course, things inevitably go awry and results in Bullock sneaking off to enlist the help of Barbara.

While things escalate for Jim Gordon, Bruce and Selina embark on their own crusade after a rather unsettling nightmare spurs our femme fatale into action. Together, they travel deep into the heart of the Dark Zone where Jeremiah is rumored to be held out only to find a familiar face to anyone who’s read the comics or knows the lore around Batman. I won’t spoil this here of course but suffice to say it’s a bold choice and something that actually works really well, given the context of the story.

We leave both of these plots unresolved for now and finishing on pretty big cliffhangers. Bruce and Selina are still in the Dark Zone and Jim Gordon has a big job on his hands come next week after the dramatic events that unfold at the end of the episode. How our grizzled cop deals with the ramifications of what’s happened is up for debate but if I had to wager a guess, this is going to lead Jim into the Dark Zone to find Jeremiah and our three protagonists possibly joining forces.

While the story itself continues to move the pieces forward, there’s a good amount of action this week to chew over. Selina’s newfound acrobats are put to good use as her and Bruce tackle one of the many gangs in the streets while the sprinklings of gun fighting inside Haven helps keep the episode moving at a quick pace. The real talking point here is likely to be the new character that’s come into the fray and it’s here where the fan-base is likely to be split.

Personally, I think the character choice is a good one and the new design and maniacal persona is a really good fit given the mood and tone of Gotham in general. The acting during these segments are excellent and there’s some really interesting juxtapositions between Selina and the new character regarding the way they flirt with death. In a way, it’s a useful tool to show just how far Selina could fall down the rabbit hole if she continues to stare death in the face but for now, these moments are fleeting as the story continues to move toward its finale.

Given the ending we’re dealt this week, it’ll be really interesting to see where Gotham goes from here. The two storylines work well to keep things fresh although it seems likely now that a lot of the supporting villains are going to be reduced to cameo appearances this year given the relatively short 12 episode run for Gotham. I’ve said it before but as individual episodes, Gotham really thrives and has had some wonderful stand-alone pieces over the years. Gotham is a lot of fun and it still packs quite the punch.

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SAM HUMPHRIES TO PEN HARLEY QUINN’S ONGOING ADVENTURES

SAM HUMPHRIES TO PEN HARLEY QUINN’S ONGOING ADVENTURES

Harley Goes to Apokolips and Gets “New God” Powers This July
Paired with Fan-Favorite Harley Artist John Timms, Humphries’ First Story Arc Introduces
Gotham’s Clown Princess to Granny Goodness & the Female Furies

It’s Fury vs. Furies in a Furious Showdown!

(BURBANK, CA) – (March 29, 2018) – This summer, DC Entertainment launches a bold new direction for the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn, with the creative team of writer Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS, NIGHTWING) and fan-favorite Harley Quinn artist John Timms taking DC’s Maid of Mischief to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World and back.

“The biggest question, and the biggest challenge for Harley, is defining if she’s a hero or a villain,” says Humphries on his new assignment. “But why can’t she be both? Or is there a third choice to explore? My vision for the book is ‘What if Bugs Bunny were a chainsaw, hosting Anthony Bourdain’s show, but in the DC Universe?’ In our first three-issue story arc, John Timms and I are going to bring the crazy Kirby Krackle to HARLEY QUINN—focusing on the manic energy that made us cheer for her and the tragic emotions that made us fall in love with her.”

Beginning July 4 with HARLEY QUINN #45, Humphries and Timms have Harley kidnapped by two Female Furies from Apokolips, who deliver her to one of Darkseid’s Elite, Granny Goodness, with an offer she can’t refuse: join the Furies, get superpowers and do anything she wants! It’s a sweet deal, and all Harley needs to do in return is hunt down a rogue Fury!

“Harley Quinn does and says the things we all wish we could get away with,” continues Humphries. “She’s the embodiment of wish fulfillment. Harley is a wild card, and she’s a survivor; two things we all want to be at different times of the day. And Apokolips is just the beginning of our plans for Harley. No one in the DCU will be safe from Harley Quinn.”

HARLEY QUINN #45, written by Sam Humphries, arrives in stores July 4 with art by John Timms and a cover (below) by Guillem March and Romulo Fajardo Jr. Fans can also expect a variant cover by Frank Cho.

SH Figuarts reveals Harley Quinn and Joker

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SH Figuarts unveiled these figures at Tamashii Feature’s 2016 event. Harley Quinn And Joker feature likenesses based on the actors (Margot Robbie and Jared Leto) who play them in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, stand about 6″ tall, and have multiple points of articulation.

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Feel Mad Love for a DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Wristlet

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(BALTIMORE, MD) – (November 18, 2015) – Have Harley Quinn help carry your money and cards in a stylish DC Bombshells Mighty Wristlet from Dynomighty, Inc.! The wristlet is available to pre-order from the November PREVIEWS catalog and will arrive in comic shops in late January 2016.

The Mighty Wristlet features Ant Lucia’s iconic DC Bombshells Harley Quinn art and a red and gray playing card motif. The wristlet has one large zip pocket with a smaller inner zip pocket to hold cash or coins and four other pockets for credits cards, receipts or business cards, and a wrist strap for easy carrying. The wristlet is made of slim but durable Tyvek, a series of interlocking plastic fibers spun in random patterns to provide strength and will resist water and tears, and is expandable to suit your storage needs.

Fans can also find PREVIEWS exclusive DC Bombshell Mighty Wallets in their local comic shops featuring Batgirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, Katana, Mera, Star Girl, and Zatanna.

The Harley Quinn DC Bombshells Wristlet can be pre-ordered from comic book specialty shops for $30.99 using item code NOV152146. Find a comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to order yours today!

Would you Trust Harley with Your Money?

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(BALTIMORE, MD) – (April 16, 2015)- Use Harley Quinn as your pretend banker to keep your money safe
with the larger than life PREVIEWS Exclusive Harley Quinn bank from Monogram Products. The life-sized head bank is available to pre-order from the April PREVIEWS catalog and is scheduled to release in comic book specialty shops in late August 2015.

The fan-favorite DC Comics character Harley Quinn will look after your loose change as an impressive sculpt measuring 11 ½” tall by 14” wide featuring Harley’s harlequin face that acts as both a bank and impressive collectible for any DC Comics fan to showcase.  The bank is available to order at comic book shops for a retail price of $29.99 using item code APR152658 from the April PREVIEWS Catalog.

Fans are encouraged to pre-order their own Harley Quinn bank at their local comic shop at their local comic book shop from the April PREVIEWS catalog to ensure they get it when released in May. Find a comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com.

Kotobukiya: Harley Quinn Unmasked Bishoujo

“I’m crazy about… Well hey, I’m just crazy.”  

 

Kotobukiya is excited to announce their convention exclusive for 2013 – the Harley Quinn Unmasked Bishoujo statue! This strictly limited release will be available first to SDCC attendees at Kotobukiya booth# 2601 and through pre-order at kotous.com.

 

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Pre-orders for Bishoujo Harley Quinn

If you don’t know who Kotobukiya then you are living under a rock! One of the Premier companies making high end collectable Statues, Kotobukiya has taken

beloved Females from around Geekdom and made them in to 3d Goddess! This Bishoujo Harley Quinn only touches the surface.

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Pre-order yours today !  Here or Here Tell ‘Em Alternative Mindz sent ya!