Comic Review: Harleen #1 (DC Comics)

This is very cool, a comprehensive look into Harleen leading up to her meeting the Joker Harleen Quinzel has made some regrettable choices in her life and not all have […]

This is very cool, a comprehensive look into Harleen leading up to her meeting the Joker

Harleen Quinzel has made some regrettable choices in her life and not all have been since becoming Harley Quinn. This comic looks at the time before her change and book 1 ends at that fateful first interview with the Joker. As Harleens dreams plague her to the point of distraction you can slowly see the footholds form that the Joker will eventually use to recruit his partner in crime.

Harleen clearly has insecurity issues already and they are only made worse by choices she makes while studying that haunt her whole career and you can see why she falls for the Joker as he seems to be one of the first people to show her ‘true affection’. I love the artwork in this issue, the dream sequences look incredible and the way multiple panels are displayed is genius, my personal favourites were her life flashbacks taking a backseat to the danger she was presently in so you got the backstory but at all times were aware of the moment and the panels arranged in the bloody smile as a realization hit her, loved it.

I can’t wait for book two and can’t wait for this in-depth look to carry on into the relationship of Harley and Mr. J

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement