Been waiting for a fresh new take on everyone’s favorite physiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel. I gotta tell you all if you haven’t picked up a copy you need to go get yourself one, it’s a great read for fans of Harley. The writing style is fresh and raw, and the artistry is in my opinion absolutely ahead of its time.
This contains spoilers for the complete series, if you haven’t read it stop now and go read it
Just finish reading it, and I have to say, it truly is amazing. Recently I finish reading the novel Harley Quinn: Mad Love, in preparation to read Harleen, that novel was a fun read, a little rush in the Harleen/Joker relationship, like it didn’t felt real and the Joker in there was really an A-hole and I never truly felt he actually love her, which is fitting for the character.
In Harleen that’s another story, even if is hinted that he is manipulating her(the file) , the author manage to make you doubt Joker intentions and even make you feel like Harleen, make you believe he may be change/cure and that he is not completely gone only misunderstood ( I know lol, that’s impossible he is the Joker!) but the way he is written it show you enough of how Harleen see him in order to understand why she felt for him and his ideology (also Joker is drawn pretty attractive I might say). Even if I talk about the Joker a lot here, Harleen always felt like the main character, this is her story!
Sejic art is amazing, since I found out about him I’m been obsess about his works and his writting, he is amazing and I hope DC keep giving him work on black label.
I want to keep this short and don’t over geek out, so the last thing I’m gonna comment about that have been mention on this discussion, is Harley Quinn solo run (new 52 and rebirth) I cannot talk about rebirth because I just started reading that one, but the new 52 one, I finish it with all the mini series and one shots and I totally agree, is mixed for me, it have good moments and I got a few laugh from it, but in general is lackluster and missing a lot of potential the character have in a more “believable” setting.
I would love to have a continuation of this Harley Quinn in a mini series where Harleen is struggling to “wake up” like is hinted.
This series is up on Hoopla now.
I want to read this so bad. I can’t wait to get my paws on it & discuss.
I literally just finished it, maybe 3 minutes ago. It came in my DC swag bag (thank u DC). It was so awesome. I loved the way this story was told. From inside Harley’s own head. I related especially with the insomnia part & people suggesting ailments that you’ve heard a thousand times. The art was eye popping & subtle, if that’s possible? The way they made u wonder who was in the right was interesting. As far as the execution squads, the villains repeatedly escaping only to commit the same crimes etc. All I expected & way more. I would say I flew thru the pages, but I had to stop & admire the incredible art on every page.