There was a surprise Christmas gift under the table for everyone late last week when Mike Maihack released a Supergirl/Batgirl Christmas comic.
This year there was an added bonus ... Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.
There is a little bit of mirroring in the two relationships. Harley is the happy-go-lucky, super-festive, silly one trying to get Ivy to sprout a smile and get into the holiday mood. And Ivy is all so serious, looking at all the dead plants around her in the form of wreaths and wrapping paper.
We have seen this silly/dour yin/yang back and forth between Kara and Babs in all of Maihack's prior strips. So seeing it played out here was fun and made me hope that we see more interaction between these four in future comics.
Finally, Harley gets Ivy into Christmas. She lets Pamela detonate a bomb in Batgirl's face in the style of a Looney Tunes cartoon. And the delivery mechanism .. a santa-hatted bat ... is brilliant.
But (and I know I am biased) my favorite bit is Kara laughing when Babs gets blasted. It is a funny moment.
So drain the last bit of egg nog and enjoy this treat. And thanks to Mike Maihack for continuing to bring joy to the world.