Aliases Many thanks for this fantastic write-up I will come again soon. He’s instantly able to divert $3billion in funds – the money it takes to clean up the city after this Batman’s ridiculous antics apparently – towards the Gotham Terrorist Oppression unit, which Nightwing and Gordon immediately sign up for because they just happen to hate Batman now. Batman: White Knight Great art, original story - the idea of switching Batman and the Joker is fun and engaging! I couldn't finish it, the story makes absolutely no sense, its like an exercise in disbelief, are we suppose to believe that Joker gets pardoned from prison after a life of terrorism just because Batman got a little too rough on him? Batman White Knight is an 8 issue arc released from 2017-2018 written and drawn by Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth doing the colours. Earth; Murphyverse[1] --- spoiler---ın a world where batman has gone too far, the joker must save gotham city. Batman is still trying to save the day (and being a major jerk about it), and Joker is still unleashing terror on the city (but he's just so swell now). Joker’s able to beat up Batman in a fist fight after sparring with Harley, who’s rewritten as the best combat fighter in Gotham. If Batman: White Knight is any indication, I think it's a strong beginning. The Batman: White Knight series took place in an alternate Gotham City where The Joker regained his sanity and Batman becomes notorious among Gothamites as someone himself insane. But which is the hero—and which the villain? [Joker gets elected to office almost immediately, the poor people of Backport, a poor district of Gotham, supporting him because a black dude who inexplicably likes the Joker tells them to. Batman: White Knight, the visionary DC Black Label series first introduced by writer and artist Sean Murphy in 2017, has given readers one of the more unique takes on the Dark Knight mythos that we’ve seen in quite some time. Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs. The blurb at the back said that this was. The Joker takes some magic pills and is no longer “crazy”. And even more timely today, than it was in 2017. The Joker goes (dangerously) sane and poses the very real question, "Is Batman Gotham's greatest villain?". On some level, it feels like cheating to take characters created by others, throw off the shackles of continuity under which most of their creators have to operate, and do whatever you want with them with no repercussions. by DC Black Label. If you can get past the slightly ridiculous nature of the premise, which does require your suspension of disbelief to pull a double shift, this is an interesting book and pretty damned entertaining. It was good but, it feel like that start so up and slowly go down. He draws a mean Batmobile, essentially including every car that's ever made an appearance in a Bat-movie or TV series. Issues. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [3] In 2020, Murphy announced that DC Comics had approved an imprint for titles focusing on characters in the universe, with books focusing on Harley Quinn, Nightwing and Batgirl to be written by other writers.[4]. It starred Joker and Batman. never. Killing the 'Dead Girl' Theme in Crime Fiction. Though I devour a fair amount of comics / graphic novels I was in the dark (haha) about DC's recent 'Black Label' imprint. There's the germ of a good idea here, but Murphy just isn't able to bring it to fruition. Question about this book: Why is it rated T+? This completely flips the switch on the characters in Gotham. Personally, I find Joker stories to be an overdone Bat-subgenre. It’s like if you were an Olympic diver who only needed to pull off a half-assed belly flop (or maybe a no-assed belly flop, because if your belly and ass can hit the water at the same time, methinks you’re either 1) impossibly flexible; or 2) an anatomical marvel that I either want to study more closely or vomit when I think about) to win gold while your opponent would need to execute a technically perfect reverse 4.5 somersault in pike position while handcuffed and wearing electrical nipple clamps to beat you to the podium. Thanks to trustworthy Wikipedia (though we all know Abraham Lincoln once said "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.") Never. This is the best comic mini series I have read in a long time. In his tenure, he has worked on such titles as. Until now…. As a general rule, I’m not a big fan of What If?/alternate universe-type stories. Just really, really good. Murphy's character and Batmobile designs are top notch. Freeze's Dark Roots in Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1 Preview, Sean Gordon Murphy's The White Knight Returns… With New Creative Teams for the Murphyverse, https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_White_Knight?oldid=2827862, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, Murphy refers to his stories as the "Murphyverse", something also informally used by. Very well written and drawn. Until now…. “Batman: White Knight asks us to step back and take stock of the long-term impacts that Batman's activity has had on Gotham City.” —Kotaku “A breakout hit.” —SyFy Wire " Batman: White Knight is an entertaining and insightful graphic novel that stands perfectly alongside other classic Batman stories. And on long-time friends and allies of Batman suddenly turning their backs on him, on the say-so of a former murderous villain. All Site Content TM and © 2020 DC Entertainment, unless otherwise noted here. But I got hooked and ended up buying the whole collection. As I said, some good ideas. And the violence is pretty much on-par with any Bat-related title. Taking much inspiration from - Though I devour a fair amount of comics / graphic novels I … I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. October 9th 2018 After breaking into the industry at a young age, Sean Murphy made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC. It’s like if you were an Olympic diver who only needed to pull off a half-assed belly flop (or maybe a no-assed belly flop, because if your belly and ass can hit the water at the same time, methi. Never. It’s incredibly illustrated, and detailed at a fanboy-level fanaticism. Amazing read! Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS, THE WAKE) presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. Basically, the Joker takes some pills that turn him into Jack Napier, a normal guy who is soon pointing out the corruption within the GCPD and the higher ranks of Gotham City, most of it revolving around Batman (there's a "Batman Devastation Fund" that is hidden in the city's books, and used to pay for the damage caused by fighting supervillains, etc.). Until now…Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs. I know it takes traits ane ideas that made us fall in love with the original characters but I felt like it made its own. The art is amazing!! His dynamic action scenes aren't always easy to follow, but they're undeniably detailed and great to look at. [2], In 2019, Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1 covering the past of this world's Mister Freeze was announced. Like how many times can are we supposed to freak out over the dichotomy of Batman as order against his chaotically disturbing violent stakes-upping archnemesis? Never. DC Database is a FANDOM Movies Community. As a general rule, I’m not a big fan of What If?/alternate universe-type stories. Oh and Joker survives a high-speed head-on collision AND an explosion without a scratch. To see what your friends thought of this book, When I am surfing the web occasionally I have discovered a website this really is particularly thought to invoke such as this one. Through a pretty contrived sequence of events, Napier becomes the city's hero and a councilman and turns everyone against Batman--even Commissioner Gordon and Nightwing. There's the germ of a good idea here, but Murphy just isn't able to bring it to fruition. Through a pretty contrived sequence of e. Not terrible. In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime” but “white knight”? Refresh and try again. Other things related to Batman: White Knight, Sean Murphy Sets Ground Rules for Possible Post-Batman: White Knight 'Murphyverse' Line, Exclusive: Sean Gordon Murphy Returns to Gotham in Batman: Curse of the White Knight, Discover Alt-Mr.