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: BATMAN White Knight
: Proudhuff 08 December, 2017, 07:59:24 PM
soooo, finally someone writes a Batman story that asks a few questions and challenges a whole load of assumptions.
This is the first Batman story I've enjoyed since Killing Joke.
Sean Murphy's story telling and art are exceptional, unfortunately the reboot button will be hit by DC at the end or Batty will come out on top yawn... Sean address's so much that is crap with the whole Gotham thing, it might be hard putting this joker back in the pack.
(https://static3.cbrimages.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/harley-quinns-variant.jpg?q=35&w=984&h=518&fit=crop)

Discuss?
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: Link Prime 09 December, 2017, 02:47:37 PM
Yes, really enjoying this too Huff.
I've a very, very select non-2000AD pull list these days, and this is by far the best title I'm currently reading.
I've always been a huge fan of SGM's stylish art, and was happy to discover he's an accomplished writer too.

Not sure myself if a reset button will be pressed by issue 8- this is its own beast, locked within a separate continuity from any other series.

Regardless, highly recommended from the 3 issues I've read so far.
I've a feeling this will be a best seller collected edition for years to come.
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: Bad City Blue 11 December, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
Read the first three issues and am enjoying it.

I'm seeing it as a "what if" type tale, outside of continuity.

has anyone else suggested that there's two Harleys? I love the idea but don't read a lot of batman.
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: SpongeJosh 11 December, 2017, 01:38:39 PM
Same here. Very impressed with the three issues so far. Only picked it up because of SGM's artwork, if it was anybody else i may of give it a miss. Will definietly get it the tpb when that comes out just for the artwork.

(Ok I'll say it)Would love to see SGM do art for a Dredd story.   
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: flip-r mk2 11 December, 2017, 02:05:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8KQpp2p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eWK4NSP.jpg)

filippo
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: Proudhuff 11 December, 2017, 03:11:20 PM
Lean, mean judgin' machine! Loving that Lawmaster shot...

TMO should be beating a path to his door!! for writing and drawing : :thumbsup: after all he's really has done the biz on Batty...
 
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: SpongeJosh 11 December, 2017, 04:09:35 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8KQpp2p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eWK4NSP.jpg)

filippo

Case in point and SGM draws a mean chin. I think SGM's vehicles are some of the best drawn in comics atm.

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: Jim_Campbell 11 December, 2017, 04:58:59 PM
TMO should be beating a path to his door!!

I believe His Verdant Majesty has expressed his approval of MURPH-E's efforts but the ungrateful droid hasn't reciprocated with much interest in contributing to Tharg's mighty organ.
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: Proudhuff 11 December, 2017, 05:48:06 PM
cheers

Jim
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: Bad City Blue 12 December, 2017, 09:13:35 AM
Holy Drokk! Those Dredds are superb
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: Link Prime 12 December, 2017, 11:58:32 AM

I'm seeing it as a "what if" type tale, outside of continuity.

has anyone else suggested that there's two Harleys? I love the idea but don't read a lot of batman.

I've read Batman consistently for a few years now (G. Morrison & S. Snyder runs), but this is the first time two different Harley's have been mentioned to my knowledge.

White Knight is of course an 'Elseworlds' universe / continuity; Jason has been revealed to be the 1st Robin, and Alfred died in issue 3.


I'd love to see SGM working on Dredd too, but it probably won't happen for the same reason we won't be getting Jock back on Dredd: $

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: Colin YNWA 12 December, 2017, 09:29:33 PM
I'd love to see SGM working on Dredd too, but it probably won't happen for the same reason we won't be getting Jock back on Dredd: $

Yeah but judging by those its a real shame - bloody lovely, especially the lawmaster one.
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: Leigh S 12 December, 2017, 10:42:14 PM
The Eagle head and beak as Lawmaster front is so obvious, but I can't think of anyone else who has done that?
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: Proudhuff 13 December, 2017, 01:32:50 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/eWK4NSP.jpg)

filippo

Case in point and SGM draws a mean chin. I think SGM's vehicles are some of the best drawn in comics atm.

Sorry but I keep coming back to this image... there is soo much to like here: the confidence that the 'speed lines' are drawn with, the little chips thrown up, the bullet explosions, the bike design: beak and wings!, the framing, that chin... now if only they were Pepper Pot Blocks in the background and the chain had the right number of links  :lol:
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: Proudhuff 10 February, 2018, 11:11:31 AM
Latest issue of this continues the intriguing and challenging approach of the early ones, edge of the seat how this run ends! :o :D
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: Link Prime 13 February, 2018, 11:37:16 AM
Read issue 5 last Knight, it's really strong stuff.
Suspenseful too- no idea where it's going to land yet.

It's a solid recommend for anyone with even a passing interest in Batman.
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: Mattofthespurs 29 June, 2018, 01:29:51 PM
Received the 8th and final issue of this a week ago so at down to read all 8.

That was superb. Really, really good. The art and the story were top notch.
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: Link Prime 11 October, 2018, 12:48:01 PM
I read very few superhero genre comics this year, but this was one of them and pretty freakin great to boot.

Delighted that there's a sequel planned for 2019.
https://www.newsarama.com/42012-sean-murphy-returns-with-batman-curse-of-the-white-knight.html

SGM can do no wrong.
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: Proudhuff 11 October, 2018, 01:14:00 PM
Excellent news  :D
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: Proudhuff 13 March, 2019, 12:33:24 PM
nothing since sept on this???
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: Bad City Blue 13 March, 2019, 03:06:06 PM
I thoroughly reccommend Punk Rock Jesus by him
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: The Adventurer 14 March, 2019, 12:35:59 AM
Joe the Barbarian w/ Morrison is also great.
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: Proudhuff 14 March, 2019, 11:33:55 AM
Second Joe The Barbarian, that would have fitted nicely into the prog.
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: Dandontdare 14 March, 2019, 01:35:54 PM
I thoroughly reccommend Punk Rock Jesus by him

interesting - just checked this out and it sounds good (and I enjoyed White Knight) so it's ordered!
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: Bad City Blue 14 March, 2019, 04:09:10 PM
I thoroughly reccommend Punk Rock Jesus by him

interesting - just checked this out and it sounds good (and I enjoyed White Knight) so it's ordered!

Cracking story and great black and white art.
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: Link Prime 19 August, 2019, 11:45:57 AM
Plonked myself in my yellow IKEA chair yesterday afternoon with a pot of coffee and shed load of catch-up comics, including issue 1 of Curse of The White Knight.

I'm a bit torn on this one. I genuinely loved the original run, it felt fresh and punchy, and quickly evolved into something more than a "What if?", but its own really interesting pocket universe.

Issue 1 of the sequel not only loses that immediacy, but the set-up feels far more forced.
Could be that SGM moved too quick producing the follow-up, but fortunately the art remains flawless at least.

I'll stick with the series for the time being regardless.
Frankly, I'd probably buy it just for the art anyway.
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: The Adventurer 19 August, 2019, 04:08:57 PM
The first issue really felt like an extended set up, reexplaining the end of the first series and only slightly set up the new story. And Even though it’s still called 'White Knight'. I’m not super thrilled Joker is still integral to the story.

Also, this time around there are going to be one-shot specials highlighting other characters. The first one is about Von Freeze, and it’s not drawn by Murphy. Which makes this go around feel a lot less special then the first series. More commercial, if that makes sense.

We shall see.   
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: Proudhuff 19 August, 2019, 05:13:29 PM
Unfortunately read this while slightly under the affluence, so will have to re-visit it  :-[
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: Proudhuff 29 August, 2019, 04:57:55 PM
Picked up Issue two, and well, a lot of talking then a lot of explosions...not feeling the same frisson of the unexpected that was in the first series, still will stick with it, anyone else reading it?
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: Bolt-01 30 August, 2019, 08:46:39 AM
I've now got the trade for the first series of this in my towering 'to read' pile - I look forward to getting to it in about a year...
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: harshill652310 30 August, 2019, 05:16:37 PM
I’ve been really enjoying it. I really like the very modern setting, with the political and media response to Batman in the comics closely mirroring real-world discourse in this decade. The “reformed” Joker struggling with his identity and mental health is excellent (mangazuki raws (https://mangazuki.club)) and the whole “two Harleys” concept is great, too - with Harley the doctor and Harley the fanatic effectively representing the two sides of Ms. Quinn’s personality in the form of two distinct women. On the whole, it’s a grittier, more realistic take on Batman’s world, but with enough wild shenanigans (in the form of the whole Clayface/Mad Hatter mind control thing) to remind us it’s still very much a comic book.

So yeah, I think it’s very good, one of the best stand-alone Batman series I’ve encountered.
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: Proudhuff 02 September, 2019, 01:49:51 PM
I've now got the trade for the first series of this in my towering 'to read' pile - I look forward to getting to it in about a year...

Bolt, slip it to the top o the pile, its worth it  :thumbsup:
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: IronGraham 02 September, 2019, 01:52:53 PM
Who here is getting the sequel  series?
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: JamesC 02 September, 2019, 02:11:38 PM
I liked White Knight but didn't love it.
To be honest, I thought they bottled it with the Joker thing. I'd have preferred it if the 'cure' had stuck and this alternate form of the Joker had really fulfilled his potential.
I also thought it would have worked better as a stand alone 'graphic novel' rather that as a six issue mini. The six issue format made the pacing a little odd and it felt a bit stretched in parts, and rushed in others.
The two Harley's thing was very clever though.
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: Proudhuff 02 September, 2019, 03:24:45 PM
I liked White Knight but didn't love it.
To be honest, I thought they bottled it with the Joker thing. I'd have preferred it if the 'cure' had stuck and this alternate form of the Joker had really fulfilled his potential.
I also thought it would have worked better as a stand alone 'graphic novel' rather that as a six issue mini. The six issue format made the pacing a little odd and it felt a bit stretched in parts, and rushed in others.
The two Harley's thing was very clever though.


This ^^^ It would have been stunning if the 'cure' had stuck and this alternate form of the Joker had really fulfilled his potential. and there was a whole Batworld where Bruce was slowly stripped of all his money, power, acolytes, bat-bits and the Joker and Harley became and stayed the darlings of the metro-elite and Batty just couldn't take it and goes as crazy as the Joker was...