Harleen #2

Writer: Stejpan Sejic Artist: Stejpan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 23
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8.6User Rating

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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
    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

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Oct 31, 2019

    " After all Gotham's a city where angels fly on wings of icarus... Up, Up they go and then... Down, down, down they fall. Until we all stand revealed for who we truly are underneath.
    - JOKER

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Oct 30, 2019

    Well this was a pleasant surprise after the first issue's slow start! One could argue that the world needed neither another story about the Joker & Harley nor another story about how Gotham destroys people, but Sejic makes a solid case for there being more to say. I was skeptical of his too-beautiful Joker, but it's actually perfect for a story that convincingly explains how Harley fell in love with him in the first place.

  • 7.0
    Darkseid24 Oct 30, 2019

    Harleen is finally a good Harley Quinn story& a story, that doesnt portray her as a total joke. However on the one hand Harley is portrayed as a smart young psychiatrist, but on the other hand it’s odd, that she fell for such a lame attempt of Joker. I mean I expected him to be more manipulative, but he didnt say anything impressing. There is also no reason at all, why Harley would evén be impressed by Joker given the fact, that her life is portrayed succesful with no severe trauma, so why would a succesfull psychiatrist from a happy family fall for him? Harleen also cant give the answers so far. I also hope we don’t get to see hypocritical Harley& her being portrayed too much as a victim. We will see.

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 4, 2019

    Once again just a roller coaster from cringe to melodrama to interest and back into cringe. Like, girl, could you be any dumber, bless your heart.

  • 10
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Nov 3, 2019

    I thought this was excellent. I feel like he improved as a writer already and it is honestly surprising this is his first written book at DC. Also I know Stejpan is very in touch with the fan community so if he somehow sees this... hello o7

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Nov 3, 2019

    It strikes me that Harleen is playing a bit of a manipulation game of her own at the end, am I the only one picking up on this? Maybe she had a genuine fling with an instructor in her past, but it didn't end up hurting her career. So part of her may be falling into old habits, but I have a feeling there's more to it. Either way, this title is standing out above the other Joker/Harley DC Black Label titles bring published right now.

  • 9.0
    Azrael Nov 4, 2019

    The part of Joker’s allure is that he’ll adapt his personality to whatever condition he is present in. This story does quite well in showing how Harley’s desire to prove a theory can be twisted into feelings of affection. The whole subplot with Harvey was also quite good.

  • 6.5
    egon244 Nov 8, 2019

    "Don't! Touch! My! Puddin!"

    I like Sejic's work, his art and I enjoyed the first chapter very much, but this one, honestly, was hard to get through.

    The best part, for me, was the Harvey stuff, his "accident" and his speech at the press conference. The Harleen part felt, well, a little bit too wordy. The dialogue and the narration were overstuffed with words, so much so sometimes that they brought the pacing of the book to a screeching halt. Because of that, I couldn't finish this chapter in one sitting. The part about stolen nights, days, smile and heart didn't help either. Way too melodramatic for my liking, made me roll my eyes and got an audible chuckle out of me.

    I hope that the third chapter will be be more

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 1, 2019

    Well, thank god this mob boss does something a mob boss would never do in order for Harley to be driven to love Joker. I don't like this story, I won't lie. Nothing about the Joker is alluring, and his manipulation would only work on a pre-teen that's already hot for his... gangly Tom Hiddleston-ness. There's too much Twilight infusion in this for my tastes. I think it makes Harley look like an incredibly weak person, which I guess may be in line with her character, but it certainly becomes a hindrance in a story that's supposed to highlight and study this transition. It just sort of amounts to "He's, like, soooo pretty and he's soooo smart. He *understands* me." And if that's truly what the Harley/Joker relationship boils down to, what's t more

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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 10
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