Friday, July 7, 2017

Batman: White Knight from Sean Murphy Announced

Sean Murphy's long-awaited Batman title has been announced, and it may be more a Joker title than anything. Batman: White Knight will see the roles in Gotham reversed with a reformed politician/Don Draper like Joker, trying to take down Batman who is seen as a villain. The first issue arrives October 4th.

First of all, the art is spectacular, fucking love that. Second of all, color me surprised to see a out of left field take on the mythos. I was expecting Sean Murphy just to do his own Batman thing, but he's pulling some drastic things, so I'm very interested in that.

I'm going to also assume that this book will be under the banner of whatever it is that DC is doing with a "new format" as described by Scott Snyder, whose All-Star Batman will be reformatted along with Sean Murphy (unrelated to this project). Disappointed we didn't hear much about that news, figured this would be the flagship, but Bleeding Cool is reporting that the initiative is lead by Mark Doyle, who is the former Bat-editor that just got promoted within DC.

If you're looking for more details, Sean Murphy is talking a lot about the book on Twitter. Seven to eight issues (I hope eight, ending books on an odd number never sits well with me, dunno why), five of which are already done. Will be in color, but he hopes to release a B&W version down the line. Not "in-continuity."

(Source: Wired)

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