Harley Quinn’s origin will get reimagined in a new DC Comics DC Black Label series titled Harleen from Stjepan Šejić.
The new series will be three issues in length and follow Dr. Harleen Quinzel as she attempts to save Gotham from a madness that is spreading throughout the city. As she attempts to save the city, Quinn will go down a twisted path that leads her into the arms of the Joker and transform her into the iconic villain Harley Quinn.
“HARLEEN is a story of a flawed person who meant well, a doctor who fell in love with her patient,” says Šejić. “It is a story of her road to hell—paved with good intentions—and a smile that cost her her soul. More than anything it is a tale about good people falling. Falling in love, falling from grace, and falling apart.”
Here’s the official description for the series from DC Comics:
“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.”
Harleen will hit comic book shelves in a large-print, oversized issue on September 25. It will be collected and released sometime in spring 2020.
Here’s a look at what you can expect:
Do you plan on picking up Harleen?