Comic Review: Harleen #2 (DC Comics)

Harleen, the early days of Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s involvement with the Joker, is an intensely uncomfortable read. Oh, in the second issue, there is a great appearance of Two-Face, and […]

Harleen, the early days of Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s involvement with the Joker, is an intensely uncomfortable read.

Oh, in the second issue, there is a great appearance of Two-Face, and other villains are cameoed, but it’s really all Harleen and Joker. The setup of the imbalanced romance. The plotting, the encircling, the sowing of doubt. The sew and sew. Bob and weave. How the spider spins a trap before the beautiful Harleen can fly away.

It’s uncomfortably inevitable, I fear. But the going is so intricately choreographed, it’s like a macabre dance. A true tragedy in the making.

Superbly written and illustrated by Stjepan Sejic, this book is a tour-de-force in comic storytelling. Truly excellent.

DC Comics, Harleen #2, $7.99 for 66 pages of content. Black Label imprint, for Mature readers.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!