I read Harley Quinn and Catwoman's past solo books, and loved them, so I approached this book with some hope that I would really dig it. However, Catwoman seems to have had a magical heart transplant in a story I didn't read, Harley Quinn talks like the cartoon, and Poison Ivy is a good guy, or close enough. The ladies decide that with Batman gone (or at least the Bats they know) that they should team up. I guess... doesn't really make sense to me, but I did enjoy seeing the 3 of them take on Boneblast, a terribly named new villain. He's definitely not worth much more than this throwaway appearance, with powers, looks, and personality all failing to make a big impression. I'm surprised at how little I was drawn into this, since I've enjoyed a lot of Paul Dini's work in the past. I just don't really see a need for this crew to get together, and other than the neat idea of a super-villan realtor, there wasn't a lot in the premiere issue to bring me back. I liked the idea better when it was called Birds of Prey.
I've never been as enamored of Guillem March's art as most of the internet. While his covers are striking and sexy, I find his interiors a little lacking. The amount of cheesecake is probably the most important factor for this title though, and we do get the three leads prancing around in their tight suits, plus Zatanna taking a bath. A lot of comic book story sure seems to happen with ladies getting dressed or bathing, doesn't it?