A comic that retells the origin of Harley Quinn. Dr Harleen Quinzel who thinks she has the cure for madness encounters the seedy loser Joker. Shocking despair sees her on the way to becoming legendary super villain Harley Quinn.
The beautifully drawn comic is narrated by Harley Quinn who looks back on her origin story with regret. Dr Quinzel thinks she can make the Joker better. She thinks she can help criminals with empathy issues.
The Joker is young and 'good looking', he and Batman have a bloody brawl. This Batman has no Robin. People enjoy watching Batman pound on Joker. Lucius Fox, Harvey Dent and Hugo Strange show up. Bruce Wayne pays for Arkham's security and repairs. Harleen's future shadows her. She has family far away.
Zsaz, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Killer Croc and Mad Hatter cameo. Interviews with the Joker are stored on videotape? Harvey Dent rants about Arkham's escape rate, he's not Two Face yet. This was excellent and tragic. Joker's underarm hair is green. Harleen is about to fall.
“I assure you, mine is not one such story.”
“Wasn't love at first sight, mind you.”
“Death has passed me...”
“There were nightmares in there...”
“My life would have been...different.”
“Mr Wayne has a personal history with crime in this city.”
“What happend to them?”
“Your escape happened.”
“As you scribble notes on the desecrated corpses of felled trees!?”
“He remained silent and still for so long that I thought the video was broken.”
“I've witnessed depths of inhumanity that would make honest people of Gotham never leave their homes again.”
“I prefer the lies, illusions, a bit of makeup and a whole lot of theatricality.”
“The breakout rate there is so high the bloody place might as well have revolving doors installed!”
“All of our bigs words and moralizing and yet within five months we would both become murderers...”
“As he's got a tendency to start sh*t.”
“Monster stories? I'm interested in those.”
“This is fine. I can control this situation. It was neither the first nor the last time I was wrong about that.”