Tag Archives: katana collins

Nuclear Family banner ad

Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #6

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #6

Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy
Art by: Matteo Scalera

Gotham City’s fate hangs in the balance in this conclusion to Harley Quinn’s quest to catch a serial killer!

Harley knew the risks when she agreed to help the GTO capture Gotham’s most savage new criminals and all her fears have come to pass. Her pursuit of Starlet and the Producer has magnified the overwhelming responsibilities of motherhood, endangered her life and loved ones and forced her to revisit the most painful memories of her own criminal past.

Now, on the eve of Starlet’s final spectacular act at the Gotham Film Festival, the case has become personal. As Harley grieves a shocking personal loss, she prepares to risk everything to prove she can deliver on her commitments and bring the case to a close. With one final assist from Bruce, Harley heads to center stage for a showdown that will make or break Gotham’s future—and determine Harley’s role within it.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #6

Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5

Written by: Katana Collins
Art by: Matteo Scalera
Color: Dave Stewart

The Producer’s scheme is in motion, and the GTO is on high alert as Gotham’s hope of a peaceful new horizon begins to collapse. Rattled and recovering from a close encounter with Starlet, Harley examines whether her complicated past with villainy is a burden or a boon to her new identity. She weighs two final options: break all ties and retire to a quiet life, or embrace the chaos, risk, and responsibility of protecting the people and the place that created her. The choice itself may be fantasy, as a targeted attack on Harley ends in tragedy and drives Bruce to a reckless decision that could extend his prison sentence indefinitely.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5

Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4

Written by: Katana Collins
Art by: Matteo Scalera

Harley’s pursuit of the Golden Age killer gets personal. Still in the fog of her discovery about Hector’s obsession, she relives her darkest memory of Jack’s transformation into The Joker-and her own early evolution into Harley Quinn. With Bruce’s counsel, she grapples with the guilt of her past and makes a choice that sends her straight into Starlet and the Producer’s den for an expertly staged showdown that will either crack the case or end her life.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #4

Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #3

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #3

Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy
Art by: Matteo Scalera

Harley and the GTO seize an opportunity to investigate the Starlet’s failed murder attempt. When the survivor offers a startling revelation about Agent Hector Quimby, the team acts quickly on the intel (and a handful of colorful clues) to interrogate an inconvenient new suspect. Harley’s fears are realized when she makes a chilling discovery that reminds her of The Joker’s worst obsessive behaviors-a development that casts light on new suspicions and conflicts of interest, and threatens to compromise the whole case.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #3

Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #2

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #2

Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy
Art: Matteo Scalera

Gotham City’s elusive serial killer, the Starlet, and her mysterious benefactor reach the pinnacle of their power, terrorizing the city and teasing the GCPD with strange clues and a famous new victim. Harley goes rogue and hunts down a shocking major lead in the case, but her ruthless style backfires and she puts herself at the mercy of Commissioner Montoya for a shot at redemption. When FBI Agent Hector Quimby becomes an ally in a crucial moment, he and Harley forge a partnership that will soon take them down a familiar and ominous road.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #2

Preview: Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1

Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Murphy
Art by: Matteo Scalera

The Joker is dead, Bruce Wayne is behind bars…and Gotham City is just starting to redefine itself without Batman. As Harley Quinn struggles to adjust to her new life as the mother of Jack Napier’s twins, an elusive mastermind called the Producer seizes the moment to assemble a crew of villains-starting with the Starlet, a serial killer who murders Gotham’s golden age film stars in homage to their silver screen roles. When a recent, gruesome crime scene suggests a connection to The Joker, the GTO, and FBI agent Hector Quimby turn to Harley as the one person with information that could crack the case. With some help from Bruce, Harley agrees to investigate-but to protect her children and her city from a fatal final act, Harley must flirt with madness and confront her own past.

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #1

Preview: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Six

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Six

Written by Sean Gordon Murphy, Katana Collins
Pencils Matteo Scalera
Inks Matteo Scalera
Colored by Matteo Scalera
Letterer: Andworld Design
Purchase

“Black, White Knight, and Red”
From the pages of Sean Murphy’s BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, a sneak peek at the upcoming spinoff series BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS HARLEY QUINN! Harley looks back on the night of her first arrest by Batman. In the heat of one of her earliest escapades with the Joker, Harley’s high spirits are tanked and she gets a cold glimpse of the chaos to come when violence escalates and their heist is crashed by Batman and Robin. Forced to save face or take the high road, Harley makes a choice that will cement her unspoken bond with Batman for years to come.

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Six

Review: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Six

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Six

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Six is an interesting entry in the DC Digital First series. This chapter isn’t the first to be tied into something that has come out before. But, it’s the first chapter to attempt to get you to purchase something that’s coming out. It’s both a stand-alone comic and a prelude in some ways.

For those unfamiliar, this digital comics series is an anthology. Each chapter stands alone and features a different creative team. This chapter does indeed do that but it’s arguable how well it stands alone.

Written by Sean Gordon Murphy and Katana Collins, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Six ties into Batman: White Knight. It also acts as a tie-in to Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn spin-off series. It’s a cute story that has Harley reflecting upon her first arrest by Batman as she sits with her kids writing Valentine’s Day cards. The chapter is full of humor and solid moments that truly make the issue.

Harley and the Joker are in the midst of a robbery as Batman and Robin show up to break it up. We get some action in a fight but much of that focus on the comic is about Harley’s actions during it and what she brings to the Joker. It’s an examination of the character from the perspective of the Detective instead of a psychiatrist. In that way, the issue takes a similar approach as previous chapters but from a different perspective and a different narrative structure.

Art is provided by Matteo Scalera and lettering by Andworld Design. I love this art style and the use of colors is fantastic. The “present” is presented in black and white while the past is red and white. The art style is so perfect and is reminiscent of Murphy’s own style though with a bit more of an animated Batman feel to it. There’s a lot of small details throughout that enhance Murphy and Collins’ story. Harley’s facial reaction or what she’s doing as the Joker threatens a guard are all small details that add to the character and deliver her demeanor. There’s a big difference in a character standing and watching a threat versus one jumping around like a small child in the background. One is cold while the other is a bit whimsical. It’s a simple choice but it makes all the difference.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Six is a fine addition to the anthology and it’s one whose art really stands out. The story itself, as stated above, is an examination of Harley but through Batman’s lense. Harley telling a story too feels like we’ve seen it before. So in that sense, this chapter doesn’t quite stand out like previous entries. But, what’s presented is really good and entertaining and Harley fans should enjoy it. For those who want to pick up a one-shot they can read, it provides that option too. Overall, not the best of the bunch so far but a solid read with fantastic art.

Story: Sean Gordon Murphy, Katana Collins Art: Matteo Scalera
Ink: Matteo Scalera Color: Matteo Scalera Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 7.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy


Purchase: comiXologyKindle

ComiXology Delivers a Trio of New DIgital Comic Releases

There’s three new digital comic releases so far today on comiXology. The trio of comics are from DC Comics and Harlequin delivering new Harley Quinn and new romance manga. Check out all three here or the individual issues below.

The Sheikh And The Virgin

Written by Kim Lawrence
Art by Kuremi Hazama
Purchase

I can’t believe I fell for him at first sight! One day, Beatrice is saved from a mugging by a handsome man who exudes a refined aura that makes her heart pound. She is surprised to learn that the man is Tariq, the crown prince of the kingdom of Zaharat! Beatrice stumbles over her thank-you as her heart races, but her words are met with a cold response. “I need you to break up with my younger brother Hareed immediately,” he says while offering her a fat check. He’s mistaken Beatrice for the awful woman who’s tricking his younger brother!

The Sheikh And The Virgin

Under The Millionaire’s Influence

Written by Catherine Mann
Art by Yuki Shiomiya
Purchase

Starr, a foster child since she was ten, fell in love with David, the handsome noble next door. In high school, they repeatedly met in secret to avoid his mother, who was prejudiced against Starr because of her lower class. They broke up when David left for university, knowing it couldn’t last between them. Their worlds were just too different. Ten years later, Starr has never been able to get over him. When David reappears in town, Starr vows that she’ll finally put an end to her love for him, but then he convinces her to take a trip with him…

Under The Millionaire's Influence

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #6

Written by Katana Collins
Pencils Matteo Scalera
Inks Matteo Scalera
Colored by Matteo Scalera
Purchase

“Black, White Knight, and Red”
From the pages of Sean Murphy’s BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, a sneak peek at the upcoming spinoff series BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS HARLEY QUINN! Harley looks back on the night of her first arrest by Batman. In the heat of one of her earliest escapades with the Joker, Harley’s high spirits are tanked and she gets a cold glimpse of the chaos to come when violence escalates and their heist is crashed by Batman and Robin. Forced to save face or take the high road, Harley makes a choice that will cement her unspoken bond with Batman for years to come.

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #6

This site contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from these sites. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.