Harleen #2

Writer: Stejpan Sejic Artist: Stejpan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 34
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Despite the strongest objections from every possible authority-including district attorney Harvey Dent-Dr. Harleen Quinzel's found herself with free access to every inmate in Arkham Asylum, where she desperately pursues a revolutionary and highly controversial cure to the insanity of Gotham. But her work with the city's super-criminals quickly muddies the waters of good and evil, and in the deepest, darkest padded rooms of Arkham, even the words of a mad clown start making sense!

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Oct 31, 2019

    An excellent, compelling tale which uses its extra pages to great effect a triumph of storytelling. This is a must get for Harley and Joker fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Nov 2, 2019

    Harleen #2 was everything a reader could want. It's a love letter to the fans of both Joker and Harley Quinn. It was suspenseful and moving, the artwork was so gorgeous, and the writing next level. I enjoyed this issue immensely and give it full marks. This is 10 out of 10 easily, in any aspect. Kudos to this team, thank you for the amazing read, truly. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 4, 2019

    Sejic has really come into his own as an auteur here. He not only illustrates an incredible story, he writes one as well. This is a masterful work and I love this comic. It is super well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Daily Fandom - Wesley Uribe Nov 19, 2019

    There are so many paths this narrative can take and Sejic has been picking all the best ones. Also, if you cant find a copy of this issue or you do not like digital there is something you should know: coming out next year is a hardcover of this series that looks beautiful. If you are a fan of graphic novels (instead of single issues) you need to add this series to your comic collection. It is seldom hard to find a series that not only has excellent writing and fabulous art but also understands the character. If you are on the search for that comic, look no further than the Harleen series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 30, 2019

    If you're into complex character studies, you really should pick up this book. The art is great, the writing is deep and intricate, and everything fits together so well that the story flows organically and easily, despite it being so complex. There's not a single book like this on stands right now, and this is the kind of comic that I fully support and recommend. Sejic is killing it on this title"in a good way. Harley Quinn hasn't been this relatable for me in years! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 9, 2019

    Though it starts a bit slower than the initial issue in the miniseries, Harleen #2 is every bit as complex and intriguing, diving deep into the psychological monstrosity that is the Joker and how the descent of Dr. Harleen Quinzel really began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Oct 30, 2019

    Overall, Harleen #2 is a strong second issue. The issues with pacing are not nearly enough of a hiccup to deter from rereading the series over and over again before the next issue hits stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Nov 1, 2019

    Harleen #2 is a solid book, depicting the title character's descent into evil deeds, with a disturbing flash-forward reminding us of what's to come. It's also a deep dive into Batman lore, reexamining parts of the Batman mythos without radically changing them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Oct 30, 2019

    Harleen #2 is a great story that puts us deeper inside the mind of Harley Quinn. It's an insightful glimpse at how the monsters that roam the earth aren't just the ones locked away in a prison cell. Stejic's art continues to be glorious to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 30, 2019

    eji's art continues to be a treat. There's nothing more I can really add from my review of Book One, but I will say that eji is a master of the on-panel expressions. I've always been a fan of artists like Kevin Maguire who really demonstrate real emotions through their art, and eji is among a select few artists today that I follow that do it really well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 30, 2019

    The boom in Harley comics has led to a lot of interesting takes " just in the last few months, we've had Harley as a mentally ill doctor here, an obsessed profiler, and a teenage rebel. They all have their strengths and weak points, but this is a gorgeous and highly creepy take on the classic Harley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 30, 2019

    Harleen is far from perfect, but the flaws are forgivable and the strengths are rare enough to deserve far more attention. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 2, 2019

    Although the art is amazing, I am just not really a big fan of the story. That does not mean that I hated it either. The overly romantic elements that control the narrative are just not for me. A few times the dialogue just felt repetitive and drawn out. This series may have been served better if it was shorter. The art is a slam dunk all the way through. Overall, I would say this series is okay. I will still be checking out the next story since there are elements here that intrigue me. Read Full Review

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