Stjepan Šejić is following up on his Harleen series for DC Comics' Black Label with a new digital comic book, available now, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red. A complete short story, future issues of the 14-part series will be by Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini; the team of Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin; Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez; Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra; Erica Henderson, Daniel Kibblesmith, and more, including artist/writers Mirka Andolfo, Dani, Joe Quinones and Riley Rossmo are all developing chapters written in their own voice, paired with art in their distinct styles.
The series takes Batman: Black & White as its inspiration and will be told in black and white with the occasional spot colour in red, for narrative reasons. Harleen: Red by Stjepan Šejić, with lettering by Gabriela Downie and set in the world of Harleen, this story hints at a "red" that will have meaning only to Harley Quinn.
"Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red is a great addition to our Digital First lineup," said Hank Kanalz, SVP of Publishing Strategy & Support Services (and we'll be talking about him later today). "Each story stands on its own, and this series gives our talent teams the freedom and flexibility to tell innovative stories that could be part of or separate from regular continuity. Everyone has a unique vision for Ms. Quinn—it'll be fun to see what their creativity delivers."
"This is such a cool series with killer art," said Mark Doyle, DC Executive Editor. "Senior Editor Chris Conroy had the idea to riff on the classic Batman: Black & White series but to do it with Harley in that irreverent, fun way that only Harley can do—and DC Digital First seemed like the perfect format to tell these stories."
Though that neck still needs fixing a bit, right?