DC Comics has announced a brand new special one-shot coming this November from the universe of Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight. This new story will dive into the story elements first explored in the first volume with Thomas Wayne’s connection to Baron von Fries. Sean Murphy will write the issue with Klaus Janson managing the art with normal White Knight colorist Matt Hollingsworth. Here is the full synopsis:
On the night of Bruce Wayne’s traumatic birth, Victor Fries must intervene to save the lives of Martha Wayne and the future Batman. As the evening unfolds, Victor distracts Thomas with the incredible tale of his own father figures—one a Nazi, the other a Jew—and their complex connection to Wayne Laboratories.
As the Third Reich roars into power, the deep friendship and working relationship between the Baron von Fries and his research partner, Jacob Smithstein, is in crisis. Ordered by Himmler to speed development of their cryotechnology in service of world domination, Smithstein is forced to go into hiding and compromise his moral code in order to save his wife and infant daughter, Nora, from persecution and certain death. When the S.S. ramps up surveillance over the project, young Victor begins to question his father’s true allegiance. Both families are driven toward an impossible choice and a sinister standoff, and Victor makes a pact with Smithstein that will ripple through generations.
There were also a number of preview pages shown from the upcoming release as well.
No word on whether this one-shot will take the place of the November issue of Batman: Curse of the White Knight or if it will release in addition to the monthly series. Solicits are right around the corner, so we will know soon what to expect.