Batman: Curse of the White Knight (Hardcover)
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I couldn’t agree more that Sean Murphy was born to draw Batman. His aggressively dynamic and dark scrawling style captures the essence of Gotham and all of its gritty sporadic characters with ease. I enjoyed the radical plot twists of the White Knight and the continuation of its storyline in the Curse of the White Knight is everything you’d want in a sequel—Victorian-esque flashbacks, ancient rivalry, and mystical magic curses that explode across the page. A graphic novel should be a marriage of art and literature, engaging graphics paired with fluent dialogue that sweeps you away into a fantasy world of your choosing—Murphy is a very successful matchmaker when it comes to the dark DC story of Batman. Murder, madness, and mystery galore!
Ancient curses are awoken and timeless secrets are revealed in this Eisner Award nominated and explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster Batman: White Knight from writer/artist Sean Murphy!
The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret about the Wayne family's legacy--and run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels and Batman begins to question everything he thought he knew about himself and his place in Gotham.
With Gotham City's identity and institutions hanging in the balance, Barbara Gordon decides to take matters into her own hands -- but will her rogue actions play right into The Joker's plans? After tragedy strikes, Renee Montoya steps into the fray to lead the GTO and restore order to the chaos that is quickly consuming Gotham City. Lightning-quick pacing and an all-star cast of Gotham's heaviest hitters will keep you on the edge of your seat until the breathtaking finale of this second installment of the White Knight saga!
Collects Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1-8 and Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1.
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).