Review: Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red – Chapter One

Art and story: Stjepan Sejic

Lettering: Gabriela Downie

Editor: Andy Khouri

“Harleen: Red”
Resolutely defiant in the face of all of Arkham’s attempts to psychoanalyze her, Harley Quinn is suddenly compelled to reveal some of her most vulnerable thoughts – and hints of her future — when confronted with the simplest of prompts: “What does the color red mean to you?” Another stunningly beautiful story from the world of Stjepan Šejić’s bestselling HARLEEN!

Fans of Harleen by Stjepan Sejic will love the first chapter of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red. Written, drawn, and colored by Stjepan Sejic, chapter one is a continuation of sorts to the three issue series also by Sejic: Harleen.

But while it is the same Harley from Harleen, it’s vague enough to be readable for anyone familiar with Harley’s basic story: Dr. Quinzel falls in love with the Joker, Joker and Harley shenanigans, etc.

It’s absolutely beautiful, both in how it’s written, but also the art. No surprise though, considering how talented Stjepan Sejic is. The incorporation of the red theme into the story itself was brilliant. The birth of her relationship with Joker, transcending into her present, and even into her future. It’s just so well done.

You can read Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red on Comixology for now, but I believe it will be in a printed collection at some point.

I’m planning to catch up on HQ: B+W+R and then review each new issue every week.

Have you been reading?

-Angel

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