Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #1

Writer: Stjepan Sejic Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
9.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

“Harleen: Red”
Resolutely defiant in the face of all of Arkham’s attempts to psychoanalyze her, Harley Quinn is suddenly compelled to reveal some of her most vulnerable thoughts - and hints of her future -- when confronted with the simplest of prompts: “What does the color red mean to you?” Another stunningly beautiful story from the world of Stjepan Šejić’s bestselling HARLEEN!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jun 26, 2020

    What Stjepan eji and Gabriela Downie have created in "Harleen: Red" is a story for the ages. For me, it's the best Harley Quinn short story I've ever read, and it will stand at the top of my list when I tell fans where they should look for a representation, that not only gives Harley Quinn the justice she deserves as a character, but also expands on who she is as a person. If Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #1.1 is an example of how good this series is going to be, then we as fans and readers are in for a treat for a dozen plus Fridays to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 15, 2020

    Stjepan eji's provides the perfect intro to the Black, White, and Red series. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. But her pens and prose have given this reviewer the Harley he has always wanted to see! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 27, 2020

    All of the intriguing nuance, depth of character and beautiful tension the creative team delivered in HARLEEN shines in Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #1, breathing new life into the story even if just for a brief time, with exciting revelations and brilliant artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 26, 2020

    This is a great start to a series that gives its creators free rein to tell any story they want. It's their take on Harley and so far eji has nailed an aspect of the character that's empowering and moving. It's also exciting to know this character is going to get 13 more chapters from some of the greatest creators in the industry today, many of which have close ties with the character's development of the years. Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red is empowering, moving, and creatively rich. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 28, 2020

    Harley's new digital-first anthology serves as both a sequel to Sejic's work and a bridge between the two versions of Harley we know. It's a near-perfect epilogue to Sejic's series that enhances it after the fact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 26, 2020

    When all is said and done I really liked Harley Quinn: Black, White and Red #1. I find myself thoroughly intrigued by where this story will go from her. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 26, 2020

    There's a point that the exploration turns into abuse porn in many ways. We relive Harley's traumatic experiences over and over at the hands of the Joker. It gets tiring and "been there, seen it". But, this comic delivers an air of romanticism that's not aimed at the Joker and when you get to latter moments there's something touching about it all. Harley thinks about the horror but longs for what feels like her true love to save her. As a comic goes,the first chapter of Harley Quinn: Black + White +Red is a fantastic read and as an introduction to this series, it's a hell of a start. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Jun 30, 2020

    This first issue promises much for the new digital series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 1, 2020

    I can't say I'm super excited for this series because it's a lot of Harley but I'm definitely curious and open and hopeful to be impressed by it. Sejic is a strong opening creator and my favorite with Mirka Andolfo is next, so I'm not expecting bad works here in the slightest as it's opening strong. Sejic's story covers a lot of the past and setup for the character so that has me hopeful the rest will explore other stories and not dwell too much on well-known events. The design here is great, the use of color fantastic, and the story itself is strong throughout both as recap and to showcase a new escape plan taking root. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 29, 2020

    Stjepan eji is one of the Direct Market's strongest writer/artists, and in a vacuum, his story is the epitome of short but sweet " but reviewing this book as a whole, it feels like the opening act for a superstar concert that never winds up materializing. Read Full Review

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