Fan favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn is getting the Black Label treatment with Harleen, a brand new limited series by writer and artist Stjepan Šejić. The book, which will include three oversized, prestige-format issues, will “re-examine” the tragic origin story of Dr. Harleen Quinzel as she sets out to do some good for the world by curing mental illness–only to finally succumb to madness herself under the influence of the Joker.
Take a look at these special preview pages below.
As a part of DC’s Black Label imprint, Harleen will be set outside of the main continuity of the DC Universe, which allows it to put its own spin on the familiar origin story. In a recent press release, Šejić described the book as “…a story of a flawed person who meant well, a doctor who fell in love with her patient. 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.”
The first issue of Harleen will be released on September 25, with issues #2 and #3 following monthly, everywhere comics are sold.