The week’s announcements continue to roll in as DC has announced that a new DC Black Label title will be joining the releases in September. Harleen is a limited series coming from Stjepan Sejic. He will both write the series and provide the art for the new three issue series. The new series is said to provide an alternate origin story for Harley Quinn.
Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City—she just needs to prove it actually works. Through her studies of the criminals and sociopaths that pass through the halls of Arkham Asylum and the GCPD, Harleen is seeking to end the growing apathy among the citizens of Gotham. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself.
Following an attack on the city by the villainous Joker, Harleen will come face-to-face with one of the many criminals she hopes to heal—but she will soon find herself drawn into the madness and insanity that plagues him. Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will launch the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and the Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair.
A couple of pages were shared with the announcement which can be seen above. Sejic shared this thought for the series.
“HARLEEN is a story of a flawed person who meant well, a doctor who fell in love with her patient. It is a story of her road to hell—paved with good intentions—and a smile that cost her her soul. More than anything it is a tale about good people falling. Falling in love, falling from grace, and falling apart.”
The first issue will debut on September 25 and be released in a slightly larger format than the typical comic book size. While the initial announcement stated this would be a monthly title, DC’s solicitations for September state that the series will be bi-monthly. Each release will feature sixty-four pages and be priced at $7.99.