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The Joker Is Good And Batman Is Bad In Sean Gordon Murphy's Batman: White Knight

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, July 07 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

The Joker Is Good And Batman Is Bad In Sean Gordon Murphy's Batman: White Knight

Good guys being bad is so hot right now.


Source: Wired

While some critics may say that Batman is just a rich white guy beating up mentally ill people, they're not wrong. In Batman: White Knight, Sean Gordon Murphy reimagines the dynamic between The Joker and Batman, as The Joker is cured of his insanity and realizes what a monster Batman is terrorizing Gotham.

"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," Murphy says. "[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 notes how beating up criminals is the glamorous lifestyle, but the real solution is boring.

"It's sexy to think crime can be stopped with a fist, but the real solution is a lot more boring than that: education, increasing wages, and building trust," Murphy says. "The line Batman rides between 'noble vigilante' and 'overzealous oppressor' will always be shifting as our own society changes."

Written and drawn by Murphy, the mini-series is set to release October 4.





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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