Batman White Man Series Is Back
DC has released the first trailer for Batman: Curse of the White Knight. The upcoming story is a sequel to Batman: White Knight, written and illustrated by Sean Murphy. The trailer follows the batmanmobile as it speeds past beautiful shots from the series; the artwork looks wonderful as flames permeate the screen.
The official story description reads: “In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy—and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga—and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!”
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Batman – Curse of the White Knight #1 by DC Comics. Written and art by Sean Murphy. – – Sean Murphy returns with a sequel to his popular Batman – White Knight story with another tale set in his alternative Batman universe. Overall I enjoyed The White Knight, there were some elements that needed some work. Mainly the dialogue, there was just too much of it. But I was keen to check out another story set in this world. The Joker has escaped Arkham (shocking I know) and is on a quest to bring to light a long buried secret that threatens to rock “Batman and Gotham to its core”. Batman works with Gordon to figure out the Jokers plan as well as investigate if Arkham’s being control by forces unseen (seriously how do criminals keep escaping there?). Azrael also makes an appearance towards the end with hints to a larger role. What could this large secret be? I enjoyed this first issue. I felt it was more streamlined than the pervious series and the story was interesting enough for me to want more. I also LOVE Sean Murphy’s art. It’s so sketchy and detailed. His backgrounds and vehicle designs are just incredible. His take on the Batman costume, while probably highly impractical (those boots!), is bad ass 😎. If you were a fan of the first series you’ll get more of the same here but I think Murphy has honed his craft, in terms of story writing, with this effort. Time will tell if that lasts the distance but I think there’s enough here to get you hooked. – – #comics #comicbooks #readcomics #comicgeek #geek #pulllist #ncbd #scbg #book #bookreview #comicreview #reading #dc #dccomics #batman #thebatman #thedarkknight #curseofthewhiteknight #seanmurphy#thejoker #azrael
By flipping the traditional dynamic on its head, the original, released in 2017, made the Joker an advocate for good. For its creativity, the release was received positively by critics. Muphy will continue exploring this direction of the story in the new release. The eight-issue series will be released monthly with the debut issue being available now.