The world of Batman: White Knight has been a favorite amongst fans and critics pretty much since it’s inception. There have been some other stories based inside that world as well, and now, it’s Harley’s turn. DC’s Black Label will release Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn this October with a somewhat different creative team.
Sean Murphy will still be involved in plotting this miniseries, but his best selling author spouse will be handling the writing. For those that don’t know, that would be Katana Collins. Joining them will be Matteo Scalera and Dave Stewart. Murphy and Matt Hollings will be providing covers. The story is described as reader friendly by DC, so this will likely be ok to just jump into cold.
Here’s the synopsis: “Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn takes place two years after Curse of the White Knight. Azrael has wiped out criminals in Gotham, Jack Napier (formerly The Joker) is dead, Bruce Wayne (Batman) is in prison, and Harley Quinn is adjusting to life as a single mother, raising the twins she had with Jack. But as new villains arise, Harley is forced to dance with madness once again and confront her own past with The Joker and Batman while helping the Gotham City police and an eager young FBI agent uncover the truth behind a series of gruesome murders.”
“While developing Batman: White Knight and Batman: Curse of the White Knight, it became clear that there were rich backgrounds and stories to explore beyond the main series,” said Murphy. “I couldn’t be more excited to work alongside Katana, Matteo, and Matt Hollingsworth to enrich and expand this world in a way that’s just as rewarding for new readers as it is for loyal Batman: White Knight fans.”
Murphy’s better half would add, “Working with Sean has allowed us to leverage our creative partnership’s best advantages,” said Collins. “Living and working together lets us be constant sounding boards for each other and that back and forth feedback has been a huge help and inspiration in crafting my vision of Harley Quinn for this story.”
Collins and Murphy will also be the featured team for Chapter Six of DC’s Digital First series, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, on July 31st. You’ll have to wait until October 20th for Issue 1 of Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn at your local comic book shops and digital retailers.
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