[Epub] ❥ Harleen ➝ Stjepan Šejić – Vejega.info

[Epub] ❥ Harleen ➝ Stjepan Šejić – Vejega.info Dr Harleen Quinzel Has A Theory Mental Illness Is A Survival Mechanism As She Seeks To Help The Broken Souls Of Gotham City Piece Together Their Sanity She Will Become The One Thing She Fears The Most One Of Them A Bold New Retelling Of The Tragic Origin Of Harley Quinn Told Through The Eyes Of The Only Person Who Knows Her Better Than Anyone HarleenA Young Psychiatrist With A Potential Cure For The Madness That Haunts Gotham City, Dr Harleen Quinzel Must Prove Her Revolutionary Theory To A Skeptical Establishment By Delving Into The Disturbed Minds Of Arkham Asylum S Deadliest Inmates But The Time She Spends With Her Criminally Insane Subjects, The Closer She Is Drawn To One Patient In Particular And The Further She Falls Away From RealityThe Birth Of Legendary Antihero Harley Quinn And The Shocking Origins Of Her Twisted Romance With The Joker Are Revealed In Harleen, A Stunning New Tale Of Love And Obsession Written And Illustrated By Renowned Comics Storyteller Stjepan Ejic Aquaman Underworld, SunstoneCollects Harleen One of the best origin stories I ve read This is mostly told from inside the head of Dr Harleen Quinzel, or Harley Quinn This is the story of how her need to save the Joker led to her mind being shattered.Fantastic.I love the artwork, rich colors with dark tones I would guess many people, especially women, have been with a guy that you can see their good heart and how easy it is to think with enough love and support you can help them through something to being better I ve been there The st One of the best origin stories I ve read This is mostly told from inside the head of Dr Harleen Quinzel, or Harley Quinn This is the story of how her need to save the Joker led to her mind being shattered.Fantastic.I love the artwork, rich colors with dark tones I would guess many people, especially women, have been with a guy that you can see their good heart and how easy it is to think with enough love and support you can help them through something to being better I ve been there The story rings so true It s a powerful story.Forget Birds of Prey, this should have been the story DC told Why can t DC get it together Zac Synder ruined the DCEU Anyway This story is a sad story of a young and well meaning smart woman and how she became splintered and broken and loving a man who can never really love her back.It s one of the great stories DC now has in it s catalog I hope there isstory, because I m all in Oh Oh Holy Shit.Sorry, I try not to curse in much in reviews, but I really don t know how else to respond to this Stjepan Sejic has created not only one of the best comics I ve ever read set in the DC universe, but one of the best psychological takes on the characters This won t be a review I can t review this I can only gush over it Harleen is a retelling of Harley Quinn s origin story It is printed under DC s Black Label line essentially an R rated line that can usetradition Oh Oh Holy Shit.Sorry, I try not to curse in much in reviews, but I really don t know how else to respond to this Stjepan Sejic has created not only one of the best comics I ve ever read set in the DC universe, but one of the best psychological takes on the characters This won t be a review I can t review this I can only gush over it Harleen is a retelling of Harley Quinn s origin story It is printed under DC s Black Label line essentially an R rated line that can usetraditional characters and it shows This is not one to let the kids read Not only is it quite violent in places, and withthan the um implication of the relationship between Joker and Harley, it is also a very darkly psychological piece Many of the best storylines involving Harley Quinn are the ones that mix comedy with tragedy after all, her name s sake, the original Harlequin can be interpreted as a tragic character in many of the stories he s featured in She s a character who is in the definite toxic relationship in comic history, and the best stories with her point towards the tragedy that she s gotten herself into.Harleen does this wonderfully The story itself is amazing, the artwork superb, and every single frame tells the story from multiple layers Some of the symbolism is obvious, but even then it is told with an ironic sense of whimsy the moment where the images makes parallel between the Joker s lies and the story of little red riding hood was both amusing and clever Even the page layouts they are all perfect I don t use that word lightly Seriously, look at this While Harley is obviously the focus of this story, I would be remiss not to mention that Sejic does justice to all of Batman s Rogues Gallery that he can fit within his narrative We get to spend a decent amount of time with them, after all, Dr Quinzel did spend quite a bit of time with them before Joker fully got to her If I have any complaints about the book at all, it s that I wish we could have seen them a bit.It goes without saying that I highly recommend this one It stands as easily one of my all time favorite comics now All I will add is that the physical hardcover release is also a stunner This is a story with layers, and as my first two pictures show, the dust jacket and the physical book itself present that very idea While the book is chuckle worthy in some sections, Sejic never forgets that the story he is presenting is a tragedy, and behind every smile, there is another deeper emotion 5 5 stars If there s one thing Stjepan eji knows Well, besides drawing absolutely gorgeous sequential art , it s smutty romance novels And that s what this is, a smutty romance novel gone wrong Harleen Quinzel is an isolated and alone psychiatrist trying to make a name for herself She goes to Arkham to investigate the criminal mind where the Joker slowly sinks his hooks into her Joker is the ultimate misunderstood bad boy eji draws him as a fit, wiry, melancholy hunk looking to be saved This i If there s one thing Stjepan eji knows Well, besides drawing absolutely gorgeous sequential art , it s smutty romance novels And that s what this is, a smutty romance novel gone wrong Harleen Quinzel is an isolated and alone psychiatrist trying to make a name for herself She goes to Arkham to investigate the criminal mind where the Joker slowly sinks his hooks into her Joker is the ultimate misunderstood bad boy eji draws him as a fit, wiry, melancholy hunk looking to be saved This is a very slow burn eji knows how to get to the emotional core of a story writing from Harleen s perspective as she slowly falls for the Joker s wiles By the way, this isn t eji s first smutty romance comic If you liked this book, and you d like to read something similar without DC s censors, check out Sunstone Vol 1 It s a F F romance, sex positive book But at its core it s really about two people connecting to one another as they begin a new relationship and beyond I have not yet read any of Stjepan eji s Sunstone series, as none of the libraries in my system dared to put it on their shelves What do I know about it It s a F F romance which begins with an assumption that two women can get together for a little BDSM play and just walk away someone told me that Sunstone is the safe word they choose in their play Sounds like fun, a little bit naughty I just ordered the first volume, we ll see.So I picked up eji s Harleen, which is the title of I have not yet read any of Stjepan eji s Sunstone series, as none of the libraries in my system dared to put it on their shelves What do I know about it It s a F F romance which begins with an assumption that two women can get together for a little BDSM play and just walk away someone told me that Sunstone is the safe word they choose in their play Sounds like fun, a little bit naughty I just ordered the first volume, we ll see.So I picked up eji s Harleen, which is the title of a book about Dr Harleen Quinn, a psychologist that posits that much mental illness is a survival mechanism, who is committed to healing all of the lost souls of Gotham I won t write a long review here because I read the first two reviews of the book here by friends Gabrielle and Tim that were wonderful, so if you want to knowyou should read them and then try to resist this book Try, go ahead So the skinny on this book is that this is a version of the origin story of Harley Quinn, how she went from sweet smart good girl to become Joker s lover for some time Along the way she becomes Dr, Quinn, and in the process of her work the gorgeous Harleen runs into equally gorgeous Joker, whom she is determined to heal, but if you know Harley, you know that instead of healing him, he drives her to madness But the process of getting to that madness takes us back to at least some intimations of Sunstone and the sweet yet increasingly dark relationship into which Joker draws her Sunstone would seem to begin a little darkly sexy and gets sweet Harleen begins light and sweet and gets darker The cover is beautifully scary, but there s a lot of romance along the way This is SO good and so sexy and creepy and gorgeously illustrated that you have to at least see it Stunning hardcover production, with each panel successfully seductive can you imagine Joker and Harley as dreamy hot and we get to find in the appendices about the five year process eji went through to produce this book, a journey into madness where we come to appreciate how it is Harleen might have become Harley, how she might have been seduced by this attractive and smart homicidal maniac At mid February, this is my favorite comic of the year for sure Harley was an accident a happy accident, it turned out, but an accident nonetheless Back in the early 90s in Batman The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm introduced a female goon as part of Joker s entourage who had no name And then the fans began asking questions like Is she the Joker s girlfriend so Dini came up with a cutesy name she was Harley Quinn, like a harlequin and yes, she was the Joker s girlfriend But then people wanted to knowand so Dini came up with the Harley was an accident a happy accident, it turned out, but an accident nonetheless Back in the early 90s in Batman The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm introduced a female goon as part of Joker s entourage who had no name And then the fans began asking questions like Is she the Joker s girlfriend so Dini came up with a cutesy name she was Harley Quinn, like a harlequin and yes, she was the Joker s girlfriend But then people wanted to knowand so Dini came up with the best origin story he could her original name was improbably Harleen Quinzel and she was a psychiatrist who fell for the Joker s charms while working at Arkham Asylum Given how it all just kinda happened, it s a fine origin so long as you don t think too hard about it or go into too much detail And then Stjepan Sejic did just that Because, when you look into that off the cuff origin even a lil closely Yeah, it looks as flimsy as it always was Silly even So Harleen is a painfully long 200 pages retelling of Harley Quinn s silly origin that adds almost nothing to what s already known while managing to say the same stuff again in a farlaborious fashion Here, Dr Harleen Quinzel comes up with some pseudo scientific guf about how criminals lose their ability to feel empathy the blurb says something about how crazy crimz adopt madness as a survival mechanism but really it s all pointless, dreary bullhonky to get Harley into Arkham In Arkham, she falls for the Joker and there it is she s Harley Quinn So how does Harley fall for the Joker s charms Sejic shows Harley having trouble sleeping and drinking too much and bizarrely coming to see the criminals as victims of Batman Also, apparently the Joker s child like rants about unfairness in society fascinate her a highly educated woman And THAT S what makes her throw her life away to be Nancy to his Sid Oh please It s so unconvincing Even if we allow that somehow she tries to over empathise with the Joker to make up for his lack of empathy, per her cockamamie theory, it doesn t make sense Really the only thing that makes sense to me is that she s a contrived single hot chick and he s a hot guy and their attraction is purely physical Because everything else Sejic presents doesn t make a lick of sense But even then that explanation s only good for a few tumbles Harley would then come to and get on with her life, rather than throw it all away for a lifetime of performance artist crime But Sejic can draw I mean, really, he s a remarkable talent I ve been a fan ever since his issues on Rat Queens over at Image, and, even though I didn t read them because, ugh, Dan Abnett, I picked up his Aquaman books just to stare at his gorgeous art Whether or not we re seeing Joker through Harley s eyes, Sejic s Joker is the hottest Joker I ve ever seen chiselled abs, big but not too big shoulders and arms, a rock star swagger, tousled hair, devil may care smile This is Abercrombie and Fitch Joker that s why the whole physical attraction thing is the only explanation that makes sense to me Plus Sejic s Harley is just Margot Robbie, which is fine with me too, and the fantasy dream sequences looked fantastic This book falls under DC s Black Label imprint, meaning it s intended for an adult audience ooo, edgy , so swears aren t censored unless the word fuck is used in a sexual context When Harley s accused of fucking her college professor the word fuck is censored later in the book when it s used as a swear word or the context is violence, it s not censored Ah, Americans fine with graphic violence and anger but sex Gosh, no, time to get out the belt buckle hats It s just a weird detail I noticed It s a shame Sejic isn t anywhere near as good as a writer as he is an artist Along with Harley s dreary origin, Two Face s origin is also included as if this crap needed a heftier page count and a lot of waffle over why Batman doesn t kill it s the same old, same old on both counts There s something about a vigilante group of ex GCPD calling themselves the Executioners And all of it is told at a plodding place as Sejic overwrites every single page, filling them with his dull, uninspired script Very simply this book was hella boring I mean, really fucking boring This was a chore to slog through I read his first Death Sigil book over at Image and it was awful I didn t even bother continuing beyond the first few pages of Sunstone as it seemed likeof the same crap It s a shame that he hasn t gotten any better since those days Harleen s not even a good origin Sejic shows us Harley incongruously falling in love with the Joker but everything else is wrapped up in a page at the end How did she end up as coconuts as he is Why does she have the pale skin Why does she have a mallet Why does she call Mistah Jay Puddin It s literally explained in a single panel at the end The laughing gas probably didn t help That s it That s pathetic It just underlines how Harley s origins didn t need to be expanded on beyond Dini s original take because they re so flimsy and silly Almost like they were written for a kid s cartoonBut that s what I would recommend over this tedious read Paul Dini and Bruce Timm s Mad Love, which remains the best Harley and Joker book This one takes itself way too seriously and completely fails to entertain or enlighten Harleen is an unimpressive and cheesy romance that doesn t add anything to the character Happy Valentines Day, Puddin The road to Hell is paved with good intentions On that road I saw a pale man and he smiled at me Thanks to Todd Philips Joker , my obsession with my beloved Mr J has gotten seriously out of control in late 2019 I even started watching Gotham and fell head over heels for the Valeska twins because two Jokers are better than one and I love me a ginger with a wicked grin So, needless to say, I was waiting for my copy of Harleen to be delivered with ba Happy Valentines Day, Puddin The road to Hell is paved with good intentions On that road I saw a pale man and he smiled at me Thanks to Todd Philips Joker , my obsession with my beloved Mr J has gotten seriously out of control in late 2019 I even started watching Gotham and fell head over heels for the Valeska twins because two Jokers are better than one and I love me a ginger with a wicked grin So, needless to say, I was waiting for my copy of Harleen to be delivered with bathed breath And let me tell you, this book does for Harley what Todd Philips did for Joker it makes her human.Heavily inspired by the classic Mad Love origin story, Stjepan ejic took the character of Harley Quinn or rather, Dr Harleen Quinzel and re imagined her slow descent into madness and criminality as seen through her own eyes So in some ways, it is the old familiar story, but in other ways, it s a brand new one ejic s artwork is incredibly gorgeous and crisp and it s about time someone drew up a sexy Joker for the freaks like me who are out there In their novelization , Paul Dini and Pat Cadigan tried to flesh out Harley s background to help the reader understand how an otherwise smart girl could have succumbed to the emotional manipulation the Joker inflicted on her and they succeeded, but only up to a point ejic takes things a little further in Harleen he makes it all several shades darker, a lot less cartoonish, and it s perfect in a heartbreaking sort of way.Dr Quinzel s approach to mental illness is unusual she believes criminally insane people develop such behaviors as survival mechanisms to the amusement of her colleagues and the medical community in general There isn t much room for compassion in psychiatry, apparently, but despite the establishment s skepticism, she is given a grant from Wayne Enterprises and is permitted to study some of the patients incarcerated at Arkham Asylum And sooner or later, that means speaking to the Joker, the notorious criminal who she had a traumatic experience with in the past As he puts it himself, the Joker may be crazy, but he s not stupid, so when an emotionally isolated woman who genuinely wants to help him steps into his cross hair, he allows her to help though not quite the way she thought she d be helping.Besides the classic tale of girl falls for the wrong guy and can t get away , there s a lot of interesting elements in this comic, mainly the idea of people s dark side, staying just out of sight under a respectable face and demeanor This is not new territory when it comes to Joker stories either the famous Killing Joke is all about that idea that it only takes one bad day to push a normal person into absolute lunacy, not to mention the idea that Batman isn t exactly sane either, but I enjoyed the way ejic approached it.Very importantly, the abusive nature of the relationship between Harley and the Joker is never glamorized in Harleen if anything, its always very unsettling, as Harley is pushed into a desperate place where the only hand extended towards her belongs to someone who almost killed her You see both the horror and the tragic inevitability of her fall I joke a lot about having the hots for Jeremiah Valeska and I do I need help , but making abusive dynamics like the Joker and Harley s look romantic is a really, really bad idea so I appreciate that ejic made his Harley both aware of how wrong her situation is, while also showing that she feels powerless to escape it.This is my kind of graphic novel and possibly the best Batman universe graphic novel I ve ever read nuanced, gritty, gorgeously illustrated, with a fun and challenging story about a flawed but very human character Every fan of Harley and the Joker needs this on their shelf All the stars and then some More like this, please, Mr ejic Also, the dust jacket makes the hardcover omnibus edition worth every penny I m not much of a fan of superheroes and supervillains to be honest Yeah, I watched a few Batman and Superman movies as well as the entire Marvel run thus far but after a certain point, enough is enough for me Especially since there are sooo many different origin stories out there and I prefer one per character.Anyway, this is another origin story, namely that of Harley Quinn aka Harlequin She started out as a doctor, a therapist who wanted to help Gotham s worst criminals She ended up being I m not much of a fan of superheroes and supervillains to be honest Yeah, I watched a few Batman and Superman movies as well as the entire Marvel run thus far but after a certain point, enough is enough for me Especially since there are sooo many different origin stories out there and I prefer one per character.Anyway, this is another origin story, namely that of Harley Quinn aka Harlequin She started out as a doctor, a therapist who wanted to help Gotham s worst criminals She ended up being the Joker s girlfriend of sorts This is her own account of how she transitioned from one to the other.So yes, in a twisted way, this is a love story In between, we get a very interesting look at both sides of the spectrum the one saying that criminals of a certain caliber can t change can t be rehabilitated and the one making a case for not locking them away forever but letting them back into a normal life even.Personally, I know which side of the coin my opinion falls but that is neither here nor there.Apart from the aforementioned love story, we also get to see some of Gotham s most notorious criminals and even the origin story of Two Face It s sexy and tragic and also profound Mostly though Look at that art Yes, it was the reason I decided to read this after all despite all my reservations that and the fact that it s a short comicbook The colours, the details, the style it s all utterly gorgeous and that alone makes it worth reading this I feel sorry for Harley but this book is fanfreakingtastic and the joker was hot And the art is amaze balls I recommend owning the hardback Mel I feel sorry for Harley but this book is fanfreakingtastic and the joker was hot And the art is amaze balls I recommend owning the hardback Mel Such gorgeous art I mean, seriously, I never would have expected something of this quality out of a Batman sorry, Harley and Joker comic But it s true Not only the artwork is gorgeous, but it is easily the MOST gorgeous aspect of this graphic novel The story is quite solid as well Very solid It happens to be a very realistic, psychologically sound, origin story of Harley A quasi love story.Well, actually, it IS rather romantic It only ENDS in a murder The rest of it is rather sweet an Such gorgeous art I mean, seriously, I never would have expected something of this quality out of a Batman sorry, Harley and Joker comic But it s true Not only the artwork is gorgeous, but it is easily the MOST gorgeous aspect of this graphic novel The story is quite solid as well Very solid It happens to be a very realistic, psychologically sound, origin story of Harley A quasi love story.Well, actually, it IS rather romantic It only ENDS in a murder The rest of it is rather sweet and manipulative and it shows both of our protagonists in a very interesting light.I totally recommend it.But did anyone else see that Precinct was misspelled on the building Ah, well, even the Mona Lisa has flaws.MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GET ME OUT OF HERE

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