Review: Harleen

Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City—she just needs to prove it actually works. Through her studies of the criminals and sociopaths that pass through the halls of Arkham Asylum and the GCPD, Harleen is seeking to end the growing apathy among the citizens of Gotham. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself.

Following an attack on the city by the villainous Joker, Harleen will come face-to-face with one of the many criminals she hopes to heal—but she will soon find herself drawn into the madness and insanity that plagues him. Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will launch the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and the Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair.

The SECOND I found out about this announcement, I screamed with joy. I am a huge fan of Stjepan Sejic, and the way he’s drawn Harley not only in official ways for DC, like Suicide Squad, but also his online art he’s done of her, but also the story online he released a while back, also called Harleen, that absolutely took my breath away. I’ve said for years that I’d love a Harley book by him.

Guys. I got my wish.

Harleen issue one is here, and it is GLORIOUS. Hand over the Harley Quinn main series to Sejic immediately. I need more of his Harley in my liiiiife.

We follow Dr. Harleen Quinzel as she begins her work at Arkham Asylum, and as she deals with encountering the Joker for the very first time. It’s intense, and beautiful, and just… perfect.

I figured it would likely be an expansion of the Harleen short he’d put online a while back, and I was right. I’m 100% happy with that, because it’s an amazing story and I’m thrilled to see him unleash his full potential on this project.

The art is exceptional, and I’m already madly in love with the story. There’s something perfect about it. Honestly, this series has the potential to become my favorite – a hard title to pry away from Batman: White Knight, mind you.

But Harleen really is THAT spectacular.

Harley Quinn fans – rejoice! This is a real winner.

Let me know if you pick up a copy, and if so – which cover? I grabbed both, of course haha.


2 thoughts on “Review: Harleen

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