This is a little project i'm trying. maybe get some more love out to the FF section. And i could think of no better series for my maiden voyage then the first Fan-Fic i ever read here, Joygirl's Gotham Hearts
[There was not rated, but i would call it a T for mild language.]
GH has one of the best casts of characters i have seen in fan-fic, (then and now). A veritable who's who of Gotham city, nearly every major Bat villain appears or is mentioned. Plus one obscure villain.
But its the stars who make this story shine. From Harley's bubbly sweetness, to Riddler's arrogance, each and every character has a distinct and clear voice. The story itself starts with Harley trying to recover from her latest break-up with the Joker and trying to find her way in the world. She goes to Selina in the hopes of crashing for a few days, but mayhem soon occurs. There's a new vigilante in Gotham, and he doesn't mind drawing blood.
Underlying this story is yet another story. A criminal conspiracy to kill the Joker. Loyalties are forged of desperation and tested as events culminate in an free for all of mayhem.
Good: Characters are vibrant and lively. Dialogue is entertaining. Series has a good flow from scene to scene.
Bad: Questions are left unanswered. Ending could have been stronger.
Harley and Edward and Selina went separate ways, but that doesn't mean their stories are over....
Harley returns in Secret Six #1
Riddler returns in Justice Society of America Vol. 1 (#1-6)
And Selina co-stars in 'Tis the Season (Sensation #1-4)