We’re into Week 2 of DC Comics New 52 Villains Month alongside their big Forever Evil event. Spoilers for Detective Comics #23.2 Harley Quinn #1, Batman & Robin #23.2 Court of Owls #1, Batman #23.2 Riddler #1, Aquaman #23.2 Black Manta #1 and Justice League of America #23.2 Killer Frost #1 follow.
Other SPOILERS for Week 2 Villains Month books from DC:
In addition, five books this week carry forward events depicted in Forever Evil #1. The Top 5 spoilers of that issue from last week are here.
This week’s Detective Comics #23.2 Harley Quinn #1, Batman and Robin #23.2 Court of Owls #1, Batman #23.2 Riddler #1, Aquaman #23.2 Black Manta #1 and Justice League #23.2 Killer Frost #1 dovetail nicely from Forever Evil #1 and foreshadow some interesting moments.
The issue opens with sequences in the present day DC Comics New 52. The intervening pages chronicle Harleen Quinzel’s transition to Harley Quinn, the Joker’s former muse. She makes a big decision by the end of Detective Comics #23.2: Harley Quinn #1 about whether to take this opportunity to leave the Suicide Squad or not.
The issue chronicles the moments between the panels of Forever Evil #1 and explains how Black Manta escaped from Belle Reve penitentiary. Through the course of the issue we see Manta’s take on the Crime Syndicate and a decision he makes concerning his allegiances by the end of Aquaman #23.2: Black Manta #1.
There are some small moments in Batman and Robin #23.2: Court of Owls #1, Batman #23.2: Riddler #1 that showcase fallout from Forever Evil #1. The Court of Owls page is on the below left while the cliff-hanger Riddler page is on the below right.
Firestorm arch-villain is also conflicted over the Crime Syndicate in Justice League #23.2: Killer Frost #1. She seems to be leaning towards a decision by the end of the issue.
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