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"Rabbit Season": Captain Carrot has been selected as the champion for his city of Follywood, Califurnia. He has been transported to his opponent's home city, without any knowledge about who he is to face. For that reason, Alley-Kat-Abra se


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Synopsis for "Rabbit Season"

Captain Carrot has been selected as the champion for his city of Follywood, Califurnia. He has been transported to his opponent's home city, without any knowledge about who he is to face. For that reason, Alley-Kat-Abra sends Pig-Iron after him to warn that the opponent he will face is a loon. Unfortunately, Harley Quinn - the Captain's opponent - finds Pig-Iron first. Using the oil that had lubricated Pig-Iron's mechanical parts, she leaves a message for Captain Carrot: It's rabbit season. When he discovers it, Captain Carrot promises that his old friend will be avenged.

An hour earlier, Captain Carrot had encountered Harley, who had got to the amusement park early. When he expressed no desire to fight her, she claimed that she had a great many super-powers, and swung her mallet at him, claiming it was magic. The force of her strike against the ground caused the explosives she'd hidden earlier to go off, knocking Captain Carrot off his paws. Sensing that he was in danger, Alley-Kat-Abra searched the minds of Gotham City for any clue that could help him.

She homed in on a conversation between Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley's boyfriend Louie, who admitted that he'd been feeling sick with fear ever since he saw Harley in her costume again. He'd forgotten what it was like to be in the field as a cop with costumes involved. The chances of fatality were always a hundred times higher, then. And Harley was the worst of them - insane. Worriedly, Alley-Kat-Abra knew she had to warn Captain Carrot.

Louie went on to explain that when he saw Harley out of costume for the first time - when she had come to visit him in the hospital - he'd stopped being afraid of her, and became afraid for her. He believed in the power of rehabilitation - and the power of fighting for yourself. He hoped she would be able to beat whoever she was set against.

When Harley had encountered Pig-Iron, she hadn't actually killed him. It was Brainiac's drones who discovered him as an intruder and spirited him away, leaving only a pool of oil behind. Grinning, Harley had a plan for a prank.

Now, Captain Carrot is angry over what he believes is the death of his friend, and even more determined to defeat Harley, as she tries to out-pace him on one of the park's roller-coasters. Angrily, he smashes her mallet, and when it gives her a splinter, she claims her blood contains acid, and flicks it at him, causing him to recoil. He recovers in time to see that the ride is about to go off the rails. Worriedly, he begs her to use the teleportation abilities she'd claimed to have. Unfortunately, neither of them can fly or teleport, and they crash badly.

Fortunately, both survive, and Harley admits that she had only been joking about killing Pig-Iron. She offers him a carrot as a snack, and he must admit they are very good. Harley explains that her friend the gardener had grown them - and given her an immunity to poisons. Hearing this, he spits out the carrot, as Harley continues rambling on, and he begins to feel more poorly. Harley has beaten him using her wits - limited though they may be.

Sometime later, Louie receives a visitor at his apartment, where he now lives alone. Catwoman stands there, holding up the goldfish Harley had "won" at the amusement park before the battle, and admits that Harley wouldn't trust anyone else with it. Ivy had tried to flush it. He asks after Harley, and Selina softens, explaining that Harley is still a bit too manic to be around people, just now. As she leaves, he calls after her that he is not people.

Selina reunites with Harley and Ivy, who are preparing to leave the city, given that the dome is down and the heroes are back. Not to mention, public feeling toward them is conflicted. As the van drives off, Louie remains behind in his apartment, staring at the goldfish, depressed, and knowing that he's probably lost Harley forever.

Appearing in "Divergence: All Star Section Eight"

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  • Gotham City Municipal Dog Pound
  • Guinness Park (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Divergence: All Star Section Eight"

While out at night, Dogwelder is accosted by a trio of would-be heroes in Guts, Powertool, and the excessively self-referential The Grapplah...! They remind him of Section Eight, claiming that they got a call to be a part of an all-new version of it. A few of the team's members had died since they last worked together, so there was something of a casting call - and they intend to audition. They remember a little too late that Dogwelder was supposed to be one of the ones who died. Only Six Pack had remained to sacrifice himself and save the world - that's what they'd heard, anyway. A statue had been dedicated to him in Guinness Park. The Grapplah gets too close to Dogwelder, being too friendly, and touching him, as he claims that they surely must all be destined for the team. In response, Dogwelder welds a dog to each of them, and moves along on his way.

Notes

  • This book was first published on May 6, 2015.
  • "Divergence: All Star Section Eight" is an original eight-page story providing a "special sneak peek" into All Star Section Eight (Volume 1) - which you should buy, or they'll dogweld your children. It was also released separately as a free digital comic. It can be read here: DC Sneak Peek: All Star Section Eight.

Trivia

  • Harley's lie about "a magic hammer stolen from the viking gods" is both a reference to the weapon Mjolnir, wielded by the Norse god Thor, and to its Marvel Comics analogue.



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