Update: Author/artist Sean Gordon Murphy has revealed a enjoyable new element about Batman: White Knight, one that hyperlinks the sequence to the 1989 Batman movie. Murphy revealed on Twitter as we speak that his model of Joker will have a full civilian name – Jack Napier. That was the title of Jack Nicholson’s character in the film before he fell into a vat of chemicals and was reborn as Joker. However as Murphy points out, the “Jack Napier” name has by no means been utilized in DC’s comics exterior of the adaptation of Batman ’89.
Of course, Batman: White Knight isn’t set in traditional DC continuity, but it’s still enjoyable to see this little bit of Batman lore make its way into Moon_Knight the comics. And with there at the moment being three Jokers working around the DCU lately, possibly there’s room for a Jack Napier in Gotham Metropolis.
The original story is below:
DC announcing a new Batman comic is not exactly shocking news, however Batman: White Knight features a pretty unique promoting level. This upcoming mini-series will characteristic Joker as the hero and Batman as the villain.
White Knight features Sean Gordon Murphy (Tokyo Ghost) as each author and artist and will run for seven issues starting in October.
Batman: White Knight #1 cowl by Sean Gordon Murphy. (DC Comics)
The series opens with Joker finally being cured of his madness and violent habits. Now referring to himself as Jack, the reformed villain will set about righting the various wrongs of his previous and attempting to make Gotham City a better place. A part of that mission will involve ridding the town of unlawful vigilantes like Batman.
凡e know Joker’s a genius, we all know he’s relentless, and we know he can play the crowd, so why not make Men’s Cotton Kylo_Ren Short Sleeve T-Shirt him a politician? mentioned Murphy in DC’s press release. 凡hy not strip away the psychosis (the factor that’s holding him again) and let him challenge Batman unimpeded? And to make it even scarier, what if he did it legally and with out breaking any guidelines, in order that Batman couldn’t cease him? /p>
Batman: White Knight #1 inside artwork by Sean Gordon Murphy. (DC Comics)
eeing Gotham for the first time with clear eyes, his psychosis now cured, he starts to understand the absurdity of vigilantism and how Batman’s actions are only contributing to Gotham’s endless crime cycle, Murphy continued. oker sets out to beat Batman by turning into the White Knight that Gotham actually wants. /p>
Search for Batman: White Knight #1 to hit shops on October four.
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