Gotham City Spends a Preposterous Amount of Money Cleaning up Batman's Messes

Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight is a slow burn of a comic that favors scene setting and world building over huge narrative payoffs from issue to issue. While this week’s issue doesn’t push the series’ plot forward terribly far, it does reveal an interesting tidbit about Gotham’s finances, and a brand-new Joker.

In Batman: White Knight, the Joker's Plan to Save Gotham Begins With a Modest Proposal to Harley

Though Batman: White Knight is technically an Elseworlds story about a rehabilitated Joker seeking to convince Gotham that Batman is the true source of its problems, it’s also a love story. The Joker’s had many a great loves in his life: comedy, crime, Batman himself. But he’s never hurt a loved one as much as he’s …

Batman: White Knight Creator Sean Murphy Explains the Joker’s Plan to Save Gotham

Batman’s undergone countless permutations in thousands of comics over the last eight years. Yet for all that storytelling, the actual politics of a Gotham City protected by an obsessed vigilante has been an under-explored notion—and it’s one Sean Murphy’s going right to the heart of in Batman: White Knight.

Batman: White Knight Is Telling a Dark Story About Police Brutality

The idea that Batman is the true source of the evils that plague Gotham City isn’t exactly new, but it’s one that DC’s comics have largely left unexplored, leaving fans to debate it among themselves. In Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight, the publisher is finally getting in on the Great Batman Debate and pushing it…

We Finally Know The Joker's Real Name and It's Fantastic

In the nearly 80 years that he’s spent terrorizing Gotham City, he’s gone by many different names. John Doe. Jackanapes. The Clown Prince of Crime. Puddin’. The Joker’s true identity is the card he’s always played closest to his chest, but it’s about to be revealed in DC’s upcoming Batman: White Knight.