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"Mightier than the Sword": Summer Gleeson reports the latest news on TV, such as gossip about Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon possibly being in a relationship. Harley Quinn has been released from


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Batman: Gotham Adventures #10 is an issue of the series Batman: Gotham Adventures (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1999.

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Synopsis for "Mightier than the Sword"

Summer Gleeson reports the latest news on TV, such as gossip about Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon possibly being in a relationship. Harley Quinn has been released from Arkham Asylum after being declared legally sane, is writing a biography about Joker, Batman, and Robin.

When Joker hears this in Arkham, he vows to murder Harley for turning their relationship into a "cheap, tawdry entertainment for the masses". He talks Poison Ivy into escaping, so she plants a giant beanstalk, but decides not to let Joker go and hurt Harley. However, Joker has other plans, as he punches Ivy and escapes.

In a hotel, Mr. Columbine checks Harley into a room for the purpose of keeping her safe, and tells her to work on her book. She imagines the success and popularity of her new life, while the Joker finds Mr. Columbine and threatens him into telling Harley's location.

Back at Harley's room, Nightwing and Robin arrive to protect her, but she gets angry and climbs up to the roof. There, she meets the Joker, who sprays Robin with his Joker Venom, but when he turns around Harley is gone.

Nightwing injects Robin with an antidote, while Harley waits for an hour in hiding before returning to her room. However, the Joker is still there and screams at her for writing a romance novel about her and "Owlman", who he assumes is Batman. As Joker prepares to kill Harley, he suddenly becomes itchy from Poison Ivy's beanstalk. Harley takes this advantage and beats Joker for kicking her out of the gang one time,[1] almost dropping a bomb on her,[2] and for never truly loving her. Before she can hit him again, Nightwing detains Joker, leaving Harley sad and hurting, until she sees a picture of her and Joker with a note reading "Harley Baby- Love you forever".



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  • One of Harley's books, titled "I'm Okay You're Okay He's Kind of Weird", is a reference to the book I'm OK – You're OK.
  • Harley references Harlequin romance novels.
  • Joker alludes to the American novelist, Gertrude Stein.



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