If you’re a regular reader of BATMAN ON FILM, you know that we’ve been praising the heck out of writer/artist Sean Murphy’s BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT 8-issue miniseries.  I’ll make a prediction: Once its run is over, it’ll go down as an absolutely classic Batman story.

If you’re not reading (and you should be), here’s the premise: The Joker — AKA Jack Napier (yes, it’s a nod to BATMAN ’89) has been “reformed” and tries to convince Gotham that it’s Batman, not The Joker (and the other supervillains of Gotham), that is the true cause of the city’s crime problem.  4-issues in, it looks that ALL of the city has bought in to Napier’s claim and has turned their back on The Dark Knight.

Via his Twitter page, Murphy answered a few questions about WHITE KNIGHT...

Murphy’s original plan was to include nudity and bad words. Even with most of that edited out, WHITE KNIGHT isn’t something you’d want an 8 year old to read.

Interesting answer to this question. However, I don’t get a “overwhelming” feeling reading this story. It’s fine to me.

Yes! Here’s hoping this happens — I’d love to return to this Batman world!

For the entire Q&A, check out Sean Murphy’s Twitter page.  And check out BOF for our reviews of BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT by Ryan Lower. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.