It will be about a year removed from the last time Sean Murphy released a Bat-Book, but coming this March, Batman: Beyond the White Knight is coming. The new eight-issue DC Black Label miniseries will be written and drawn by Sean Murphy as the previous installments in the White Knight Universe were.
Murphy described the new series as a passion project. “I really missed working in Gotham and it feels so great to be back,” said Murphy. “Drawing Neo-Gotham as an upgraded, retrofitted futurescape has been a blast. I’m working hard to blend the Beyond aesthetic with the White Knight world. Batman Beyond and Terry McGinnis fans will get everything they loved about the animated series, as well as a few twists.”
If the synopsis for the new series is any clue on what to expect, Bat-Fans of both comics and the original Batman Beyond animated series will enjoy the new take on the character.
A lot can change in 10 years, especially in Gotham! Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne, may be behind bars, but the real criminals are still out there. Gotham Motors CEO Derek Powers has seized control of the Wayne family’s assets and is using them to transform the GTO and the city they’ve sworn to protect. Crime is down, but at what cost?
A new Batman has emerged in the city, and only Bruce is fully aware of the dangers to come. It’s time to destroy the mantle for good, but he’ll need one of his forgotten sons’ help to do so. Enter Jason Todd…the first Robin?!
In this thrilling sequel to the comic book hits Batman: White Knight and Batman: Curse of the White Knight, writer/artist Sean Murphy invites the audience to go beyond the Gotham they know to discover an engrossing new take on the city and its heroes. Welcome to Neo-Gotham and the world of Beyond the White Knight.
So with an older Bruce Wayne who escapes from jail, the return of Jason Todd and Terry McGinnis entering the scene, this could be Murphy’s best take yet. Time will tell, but you won’t have to wait long. The first issue of Batman: Beyond the White Knight hits retailers on March 29, 2022.