A Newsweek Best Graphic Novel of the Year. The impossible has happened: The Joker has become a...hero?
The critically acclaimed Batman: White Knight
gets a new deluxe treatment. Quickly becoming a classic Batman story, Batman: White Knight
follows the transformation of The Joker into a sane citizen of Gotham: Jack Napier. After reconciling with his long-suffering partner, Harley Quinn, he sets in motion a carefully plotted campaign to discredit the one person whom he views as Gotham City's true enemy: Batman.
Napier's crusade exposes a decades-long history of corruption within the Gotham City Police Department and transforms Napier into a city councilman and civic hero. But when the sins of his past return to threaten everything that he has accomplished, the distinctions between savior and destroyer begin to break down for both The Joker and Batman alike--and with them any hope for Gotham's future.
Writer and artist Sean Murphy delivers an extraordinary examination of comics' greatest antagonists in Batman: White Knight
, exploring justice, corruption, activism and the darkest depths of mental illness. Collecting the acclaimed eight-issue miniseries, including sketches and scripts as well as Sean Murphy's orginal pencils. This stunning graphic novel also marks the debut of the DC Black Label imprint, which features classic DC characters in all-new, standalone stories written and illustrated by world-class authors and artists.
About the Author
After breaking into the comics industry at a young age, Sean Murphy made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC Comics for such titles as Punk Rock Jesus, Batman/Scarecrow: Year One, Teen Titans, Hellblazer, Joe the Barbarian (with Grant Morrison) and the miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest. He also wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel Off Road (Oni).