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The Resource Batman : White Knight, Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth

Batman : White Knight, Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth

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Batman : White Knight
Title
Batman
Title remainder
White Knight
Statement of responsibility
Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth
Title variation
White Knight
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Language
eng
Summary
The impossible has happened: the Joker has become ... sane. Now calling himself Gotham's newest protector, the Joker now spearheads a task force to take down the dangerous masked vigilante known as Batman. Visionary creator Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, American Vampire) unveils his radical take on the greatest rivalry in comics in Batman: White Knight! After years of epic battles, the Dark Knight finally finds a way to cure the twisted mind of his archenemy. The Clown Prince of Crime has now changed his ways, fighting for good in Gotham City, and it may just cause Batman to go over the edge of his own sanity. Writer/artist Sean Murphy takes the helm of this Batman/Joker story like no one else could, delivering an alternative examination of the relationship between the greatest rivals in the DC Universe, exploring the darkest corners of justice and madness
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ The first collection from DC’s edgy Black Label imprint (think Watchmen and The Killing Joke) takes comics’ most well-established rivalry and, with a few tiny tweaks, invites an entirely new perspective. Experimental drugs drive the Joker sane, and he reverts to the civic-minded Jack Napier. Launching a campaign to reveal Batman’s inherent brutality and the police department’s culpability in condoning him, Napier turns everyone, former sidekicks included, against a Dark Knight who may actually deserve his lumps. It seems that Murphy has bleakly boiled modern civilization’s choices down to two figures: the merciless, autocratic Batman and the progressive but ultimately corrupt Napier. But, luckily, the deck is stacked. Napier, Batman, the Wayne family, and Gotham City itself yield secrets suggesting that, while darkness hides what’s worst in us, it can also hide what’s best. Though emotions are coiled tight throughout much of the tale, Murphy does a brilliant job of balancing action and emotion in a gonzo climax. He renders something genuinely touching about the Joker-Harley Quinn relationship and, in the end, offers Batman as not a damaged child but a struggling parent. Murphy haunts his shadows with unexpected silhouettes and Napier’s face with a maniacally flexible mouth. His razor-keen linework imbues figures with a sense of danger, and his weary industrial cityscape completes the grim picture. -- Jesse Karp (Reviewed 11/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 6, p37)
  • This provocative thriller set in the world of Batman poses the question: what if the criminally insane Joker could be cured? Thanks to a plot-handy new medication, he’s reborn and rehabilitated as civilian Jack Napier. In turn, Batman becomes increasingly brutal, turning Gotham City and Commissioner Gordon against him. Treating the long-running Batman/Joker dichotomy as two sides of the same coin is hardly a new trope for the 75-year-old property, but Murphy (Batman/Scarecrow) cunningly depicts a sympathetic Napier and a supportive, nurturing Harley Quinn. The accompanying art is reminiscent of that of Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), especially in character designs, and depicts quiet moments of discussion as strongly as the many explosive action sequences. Hollingsworth’s coloring brings chromatic richness and depth to Gotham City. This is the first offering in DC’s Black Label imprint featuring mature, standalone stories set in its superhero universe, and it proves an affecting and entertaining kickoff. This newest take on the Dark Knight will please Batman’s legion fans with its innovative and intelligent twists. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/24/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 39, p)
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10742710
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Murphy, Sean Gordon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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Hollingsworth, Matt
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True
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  • Batman (Fictitious character)
  • Joker (Fictitious character)
  • Good and evil
  • Superheroes
  • Supervillains
  • Police
  • Organized crime
Target audience
adolescent
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white knight
Label
Batman : White Knight, Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth
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Publication
Note
  • "Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger"
  • "Originally published in single magazine form in BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT 1-8."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063942937
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401279592
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018297169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051777015
Label
Batman : White Knight, Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth
Publication
Note
  • "Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger"
  • "Originally published in single magazine form in BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT 1-8."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063942937
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401279592
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018297169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051777015

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