Loving everyone’s comments so far This was on my to-read list for so long, I love Ivy and I don’t know why it took me this long but I finally read this and I absolutely loved it. I’ll be brief because I think I could just ramble on and nobody needs that.
I loved Ivy as a mom. I just love these amazing characters in domestic settings, which is why I hope that the Harley Quinn animated series indeed goes on for 30 seasons, so that we can have Harley and Ivy get married, move in together, and later have some sporelings of their own. I know it’s cheesy and heteronormative, but dammit mushy wholesome stuff like that makes my heart sing!
True, Ivy was smothering them, out of an abundance of caution and worry, but she had reasons to. This is Gotham and she’s Ivy, this isn’t the suburbs and they’re not the Smith family.
And of course, most of all, I absolutely ADORED the sporelings! I love love love them! So much, and I’m happy they’re coming back. Even though it’s a small anthology, maybe that means DC could eventually have them back for real. They are fun and innocent, and I want to hug and squish them! If they were my kids I’m sure I would do the same as Ivy…
One scary scene was when they snuck out and ended up in that strip club. The juxtaposition of their innocence and the seedy nature of the place was kinda overwhelming for me. The gross dude hitting on a literal child was He had no way of knowing, sure, but we knew and it was gross regardless. The whole situation with the sporelings made me care so much about them and made me want to protect them or see them protected
Anyway, I’m starting to ramble. I hope Amy Chu does a sequel to this, or just an ongoing Ivy series. PLEASE DC!