Writer-illustrator Sean Murphy has been teasing some of his artwork for his latest DC outing – Batman: White Knight. And it seems this re-imagining of the Dark Knight envisions Batman more as a villain than a hero.
The comic miniseries plays on a concept, alternate reality where the Joker is cured of his insanity. And in this cure finds that Bruce Wayne and Batman are significant cornerstones in the cyclical violence of Gotham City. So it is Joker who sets out to put a stop to him
Murphy spoke on the project and what his narrative is set to cover:
My main goal was to undo the comic tropes while changing Gotham from a comic book city into a real city—a city dealing with everything from Black Lives Matter to the growing wage gap. [But] rather than write a comic about the wage gap, I gave those ideas to the Joker, who leads a kind of media war against Gotham’s elite by winning people over with his potent observations and rhetoric.
Murphy also spoke about his vision for the Joker in Batman: White Knight:
We know the Joker is a genius, we know he’s relentless, and we know he can play the crowd, so why not make him a politician? Frank Miller modeled him after David Bowie. Chris Nolan showed him as a controlled sociopath. I see the Joker as Don Draper.
Looks more fan-boy to me. Check out some of the awesome ink pages:
Batman: White Knight is slated to hit comic shelves come October 4th 2017