Harleen #3

Writer: Stejpan Sejic Artist: Stejpan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 35
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
In which our doomed doctor makes a choice she can never take back-one that seals her dark fate and gives rise to one of the most legendary villains of all time!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Luke Corona Dec 21, 2019

    Harleen really is a series for the ages, a magnum opus for Sejic, and a story that will be required-reading for future generations of comic book fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Dec 18, 2019

    eji's art throughout, is, as always, magnificent. He continually showcases his deft hand at digital drawing (if you've never seen him work, you can check him out on YouTube). He's still one of my favorites when it comes to facial expressions and having characters show their emotions. Throughout you can see both the passion that Dr. Quinzel has, but also how she is slowly descending into madness. The best page of the whole book, and what really feels like the best encapsulation of the character as a whole is the final page. I won't spoil what it is, but it's an image that will stick with me for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 18, 2019

    This was a fantastic series from start to finish, that is sure to spark debate for sometime to come. With any luck it will be the first of many such stories we'll see from Stjepan Sejic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Dec 18, 2019

    It's been a long time where I didn't just pick up a series for the character, but the writing and art alone. Stjepan eji has changed all that. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 26, 2019

    Harleen #3 is the ultimate cautionary tale of DC's most tragic couple. Is this the story that the character truly needed to be told right now? That's for the reader to decide. However, if we are going to retrace the traumatic and toxic origins of Harley and Joker's relationship, I believe this is the way to do it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 27, 2019

    The rest of the book is really just Harley and the Joker becoming closer and closer. I won't spoil the ending but it is very well done. Sejic has created one hell of a book that will really pass the test of time. The writing and the art are tops. You can't ask for more than that. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 21, 2019

    Harleen #3 is a fascinating finale to an excellent character study. If theres one complaint about this book, its that we get precious few moments exploring Harleys relationship with Poison Ivy. Hopefully, eji is interested in a sequel... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Dec 18, 2019

    Harleen #3finally tips the scales and moves the series forward. Harleen's descent into madness was always guaranteed, but this issue has taken her gentle stumble into a cliff dive. My only concern with the series is its glorification of Harley and Joker's relationship. However, I can't deny that the series is fascinating and this issue is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Dec 19, 2019

    A thought-provoking and extremely solid issue, this was an intriguing and somewhat different spin on the inception of the Harley-Joker relationship. Read Full Review

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    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 18, 2019

    The characters are complex, the art is gorgeous and detailed, and the story is a twisted romance and a slasher horror all at once. If you're looking for a great Harley Quinn story that's much more grounded, serious and grim than most other stories with the character, then look no further. This is a great example of the kind of sophisticated storytelling that can be applied to Harley, and this is something that I feel the character deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 18, 2019

    Harleen #3, Stepan Sejic's final chapter in the evolution of Harley Quinn is a dark, disturbing dive into madness that shows us the origins of not one but two DC villains. It's a jarring read because it is so different than any Harley comic we've seen recently. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 18, 2019

    Upon my first read through, the break out scene was enough to really invest me in the issue. However, when I read it again I noticed that it was not enough to keep my in the air. There were a lot of plot holes and many things never fully explored. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    Harleen remains an engrossing entry in the Black Label line, but one that's ultimately incapable of grappling with its complex subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 30, 2020

    Gazing too long into this abyss has allowed us to notice that Harley Quinn is actually kind of stupid? And also technically a rapist. So this is great.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 19, 2019

    Ugh, you know, I'm past my days of schoolgirl crushes and young adult romances. I don't like it. I don't really need a 45 year old woman telling a story about a bunch of milquetoast characters as the bland, easily replaced female lead finds love in the unlikeliest of places. And I know the writer is a man, but I don't see gender here. I just see what's on the page and what is on the page is a tired, Twilight, Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Bullshit young adult story that I can't get behind. It sucks. And you know, I don't know if that's totally Stejpan Sejic's fault. Harley's origin is just perfect for this kind of story. But I don't have any nostalgia for Harley Quinn as a character, so when I see her origin on display, I can pick out the flaw more

  • 10
    Inknight033 Dec 18, 2019

    It's superb. Sejic should definitely try doing more such titles. Maybe with poison ivy?

  • 10
    M1sf1r3 Dec 19, 2019

    Prelude:
    It's the final issue of Harleen so let's see what Sejic has in store for us this time.

    The Good:
    I usually don't like starting off reviews talking about the art since it looks like I'm grasping for straws but come on! Sejic's art, his layouts, everything on that side is utterly amazing.

    The characters are great and believable. Hell, I even believe Harleen's descent into Harley Quinn which was also going to be the hardest sell for this book.

    Two-Face was amazing. I love what Sejic did with his character.

    There are some of Sejic's fan made Harleen comic in here and I loved those scenes.

    Though little, the Batman scenes do reinforce the world this exists in.

    J more

  • 10
    Grifter Dec 19, 2019

    This was unexpectedly amazing series

  • 10
    Ryan Dec 20, 2019

    Harleen is a very special comic. It perfectly portrays Harley Quinn, Joker, and Harvey Dent, among many other DC mainstays. The art is unique and pure sex. I wasn’t the biggest Harley fan coming in but you bet I am coming out. Joker still managed to steal the show, by the way

  • 10
    Azrael Jan 1, 2020

    Loved it! From the start of the connection between Harley and Ivy, the Joker’s manipulation derailed, the artwork, Two-Face and faithfulness to source material (unlike Superman Year One), this issue was a fantastic ending and a very enjoyable series. It seems Black Label is really picking up steam.

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Jan 21, 2020

    This is moving and disturbing that the same time, quite the feat and yet a couldn't imagine the Joker and Harley as anything less than a supremely unhealthy relationship that I can't pull my eyes away from. The one variable that isn't clicking for me is Harvey Dent, he feels contrived to drive the plot forward more than he feels like an organic character.

  • 9.0

    Stuck the landing. One of the best Harley stories to date.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Dec 21, 2019

    " I wanted to help... But i'm just a monster... Like Everybody else in this city. It doesn't matter how good your intention are. I mean just ask Harvey here. He wants to save Gotham in his own way. And so did i... In the end...well, look at us. Both murdered. And the funny thing is, i just noticed it ! It's been starting us in the face! All our good intentions were just a big fucking joke ! "
    - HARLEEN QUINZEL

  • 7.5
    Darkseid24 Dec 18, 2019

    One of the best Harley stories since years. Sadly it ends, where it gets interesting. I wish we would see more of Harley& Joker being together. This were the good times after all. The scenes with Joker also were funny. The writer should do a Joker story. The only thing I didn’t like was, that Harley fell in love with Joker to change him, while in truth Harley never really wanted to change Joker. She was angry in other stories,whenever he changed for the better, so this didnt fit her character, but DC‘s plans to excuse Harleys crimes& portray her as a victim. Luckily the writer manages to make the reader feel sorry for Harley without portraying her as the poor little victim she is in her main run.
    So no matter, if you are a fan of more

  • 6.0
    egon244 Apr 6, 2020

    "What we do here, we do for the future of Gotham"

    I finally got around to reading the third chapter and honestly, this whole story turned out to be quite forgettable in the end.

    Granted, I did enjoy the first issue, but in hindsight, I think I might have let some things slide here and there due to the fact that I really like his art and some other works of his that I've read. I lacked the motivation to reread that issue to prove that theory. Issue #2 made the scales fell from my eyes. It was a real slog to get through. That's why it took me so while to read this one. I knew the experience will be similar.

    Even though this one had better pacing than the previous one it still hit all the same pretentious bits, more

  • 5.5
    Nihilist Dec 18, 2019

    Is this how Twilight with clowns instead of vampires, and the R rating would look like? I honestly felt like I'm reading a young adult romance masquerading as something deep, complex and mature. The art is gorgeous, but it's not enough to make me interested, captivated and most importntly, fel any sympathy for the main character.

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