Harley Quinn’s origin will be retold – and remodeled – in a new DC Black Label series by writer/artist Stjepan Šejic. Harleen will follow Dr. Harleen Quinzel as her treatment of a crazed criminal, the Joker, turns into a love affair gone wrong.
“Harleen is a story of a flawed person who meant well, a doctor who fell in love with her patient,” reads DC’s description of the title. “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.”
Five unlettered pages from Harleen have been released, which you can view here.
Harleen #1 is scheduled to debut September 25, and is scheduled to run for three issues. This will run concurrent with a 9-issue re-telling of Harley Quinn’s origin, Joker/Harley: Criminal Insanity, also from DC Black Label.