DC Comics new imprint DC Black Label is taking the classic characters in new directions with all-star creative teams behind them and now they’ve announced a new miniseries that will bring Joker and Harley Quinn back together.
The relationship between Joker and Harley Quinn has always been one of the more interesting ones in the DC universe, but the new series Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity takes a new approach to their dynamic. According to DC, this version of Harley Quinn will not be the one we’re used to. Instead, Harley is a a forensic psychiatrist and profiler working a case in consultation with Gotham City authorities who’s hunting a serial killer in the city.
According to series writer Kami Garcia; “I wanted to approach the project as if the Joker was a real person — an intelligent and sane psychopath, who kills because he wants to, not because he suffers from delusions. To me, a version of the Joker, who is sane like John Wayne Gacy or Ted Bundy, is more frightening. In the series, Harley is the only character with the skill set and intelligence to hunt the Joker, but the investigation will force her to confront her own inner demons.”
The nine issue series will be written by Garcia with art by Mike Mayhew and Mico Suayan. The first issue is set to be released October 2nd.