Up until now, DC Comics digital first program has been a repackaging of their Walmart Giants as bitesize reports for 99cents a pop. But, today DC Comics switches gears with the announcements of original Digital First content featuring the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn – DC Comics own answer to Wolverine in the amount of appearances she makes these days – in Harley Quinn Black + White + Red.
Publishing each Friday and spanning 14 chapters, this digital series is an anthology of standalone stories told in the vein of the classic Batman: Black & White, but probably with a little more humour. The first chapter is available for purchase now on participating digital platforms, including readdc.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more.
Additionally, unlike Batman: Black & White, as the title would suggest, the color red will be used in unique ways throughout each of the individual stories, with the first one available now and designed for onscreen reading similar to the recent Batman: The Adventures Continue.
The debut chapter, “Harleen: Red” is written and illustrated by Stjepan Šejić with lettering by Gabriela Downie. Set in the world of Šejić’s New York Times bestselling graphic novel Harleen, this story hints at a “red” that will have meaning only to Harley Quinn!
Future chapters will feature a fan-favorite lineup of talent, including 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 to come throughout the run.
Here’s a preview of the first chapter out now from DC Comics Digital First.