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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Batman – White Knight | Comics

The maniacal Clown Prince of Crime is finally cured of his insanity and tries to right his wrongs by saving Gotham City from Batman!

On the gates of Arkham Asylum, a Batmobile stops by and a person comes out of it to meet a patient, Batman. The guards escort him inside and as they update the man named Jack Napier about The Dark Knight, he simply asks the imprisoned vigilante to help him.

Flashback to a year prior, The Joker was on the run as Batman was chasing him in his Batmobile throughout the city with Batgirl at his side. During the pursuit, the clown makes him endanger public life by making him recklessly go through construction sites and rooftops. Nightwing saves a worker on the go and even one security guard was knocked off by the Bat when he was fanatically chasing the clown.

Following a brief taunting, these two arch-enemies start a fight in an empty building of the industrial district where the clown argues about the duality of their relationship and how his sanity is kept in check by fighting crime. At one point he pushes Batman too far pointing out the tragedy of his life and the young sidekicks only to be beaten more viciously.

The Joker takes out some pills he believes will cure him and the Caped Crusader shoved the whole package down his throat in front of GCPD, Jim Gordon, Det. Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya, effectively leaving him chocked while a woman filmed the scene.

The city breaks out in two fractions; some arguing over condemning Batman after the Hail Mary chase he put throughout Gotham and some still believing in him after the video of their fight was leaked and gone viral. Even Gordon and Bullock argues on whether they are on the right side before Batgirl arrives to check on the condition of the clown.

Bruce is confronted by Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon in Wayne Manor about his recent display of near-psychotic fits of rage, because his behavior doesn't seem alright. He then opens a secret door to passage downstairs where they see a dying Alfred Pennyworth lying on a bed and Bruce has enlisted the help of Victor Fries AKA Mister Freeze.

While he is deeply upset about his father-figure lying in a dying state, he goes back to check on Joker and then leaves abruptly. Jim Gordon meets the mayor in City Hall and Doctor Leslie Thompkins gives her report on the patient, Jack Napier has recovered and fully sane now. Although Gordon suspects that he is faking it, Leslie confirms him it to be otherwise.

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Batman – White Knight | Comics

With his newfound sanity, he is also working full-time on his legal case to file charges against Batman and GCPD. In a meeting with the cops, he gets out of his handcuffs and calmly explains how he can pin charges against them if he wants by going to trial, which he will win and claims that he is going to save Gotham from Batman as its White Knight.

In his trial, Jack Napier opens up about his recovery and how he was always a criminal who started with a bank robbery but was accused of committing murder or at least, the police never could show any evidence and been labeled as a super-criminal anyway.

He accuses the gatekeepers of Gotham to use his unstable mental condition as an excuse to scare the taxpaying Gothamites and used him as a source of revenue. With that, he walks free from trial due to lack of evidence and vows to eradicate vigilantism from the city.

He then goes back to Harley Quinn and although joyous to see him, she is almost immediately disgusted to see him not a psycho in makeup anymore. Napier apologizes to her for his years of abuse and negligence before proposing to marry her to make things right. She gut-punched him to the floor, only get kicked off by Harleen Quinzel.

It seems Harley left long ago and now came back to take him back with Bud and Lou. They catch up on their old days that are full of excitement but she was always blindsided by his obsession with The Dark Knight. Things went too far when Harley found him torturing Robin down in their basement and contacted Batman to get help without delay.

He beats down the maniac with an inch of his life before sending him to Arkham but they never found Jason Todd, ever. Even Napier couldn't remember what he really did to the Boy Wonder as The Joker. He wants to move on asks her help to rebuild Gotham together.

He calls for a meeting of his former colleagues including Baby Doll, Bane, Killer Croc, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Roxy Rocket, Scarecrow, Scarface/Ventriloquist, The Riddler and Two Face only to trick them into becoming his mind-controlled puppets with hat of Mad Hatter, by using Clayface as a signal conduit for a grand scheme to frame the Caped Crusader.

As planned, he unleashed an army of super-villains on the streets and police gave them chase before the Bat-Family arrived on scene. Wrecking havoc throughout the city, they are lured to the planned site of a library for Backport and it collapsed onto Batman. He came out badly injured and his life was saved at a great cost of a loved one.

Refusing to let go of the chance for Jack Napier to embrace The Joker persona once again, the Harley pretender suits up in an all-new avatar to get her lover back and finds out about the scheme Jack is playing and with help from Hatter, she managed to turn the tables.

Apparently, the pretender was a depressed banker named Marian Drews, who met The Joker during a bank robbery and became a part of his life. Now that he is gone, she intends to get him back and debuts as Neo Joker. She unleashes a crisis on Gotham that even Jack Napier sees no other way to save the city without the help of his archenemy.

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Batman – White Knight (Comics) Wikipedia

Batman – White Knight (Comics) DC Wikia

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Jack Napier Leads The Show

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Batman – White Knight

To take the role of writer and artist, DC Comics hired Sean Murphy (Hellblazer – City of Demons, Year One – Batman/Scarecrow) for the eight-issue limited series title "White Knight" that started back in 2017 and ended in 2018, which is primarily focused on one of Batman's worst villains and instead of portraying him as a maniac, it reflects on a side no one saw before as he ascends to sanity.

The long-running debate regarding the vigilante methods of Batman has crossed a few lines and it helped The Joker/Jack Napier to portray as a villain. Harleen Quinzel also played an important role to the overall plot and a huge ensemble of villains from Gotham showed up for a major clash with the Bat-Family and members of GCPD.

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Unexpected Peace Offering

A fine nod to the poorly received Batman and Robin movie from 1997 and "The Dark Knight Returns" graphic novel are probably there regarding the fate of the trusted Wayne family butler Alfred Pennyworth. Pivotal elements from another popular storyline, "A Death in the Family" subtly played an influence for the ongoing Batman/Joker antagonism over the undisclosed fate of Jason Todd and unveiled new twist.

It appears that, Murphy took great inspiration from the popular TV show of 90's, Batman: The Animated Series and some classic characters like Baby Doll, Roxy Rocket and Veronica Vreeland appeared in the story, reimagined with almost same appearance resembling to the series. The sleek and edgy drawing style of Murphy was an overall refresher and was very well suited match to the dark tone of the story.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Batman – The War of Jokes and Riddles | Comics

In a war between The Joker and Riddler, The Dark Knight tries his best to save Gotham City from burning down.

Following Batman's debut as a vigilante on Gotham City, he successfully decreased the increasing crime rate of the city by putting many super criminals behind bars. During the second year of his crime-fighting, one of his archenemy named Red Hood One came back and became known as The Joker.

He went on a senseless killing spree of comedians who was unable to make him laugh and no one could figure out why. Commissioner Gordon tried to apprehend the madman but more civilian died as well as his own men during his attempts.

Stuck inside of GCPD, master strategist and evil genius Riddler had became a means to solve crimes for them. Thinking he has solved the riddle of Joker's massive killings, he decides to escape and he did so by threatening the confronting group of guards of knowing about their loved ones.

He finds Joker and suggests that they team up to beat Batman together as the clown has lost the ability to laugh because of always being halted by him. The Joker shot him in the stomach after dismissing the idea and left him for dead.

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Batman – The War of Jokes and Riddles | Comics

Batman came in slightly late to stop this and chased Joker knowing Riddler will survive the gunshot wound. It was from that moment when Edward Nygma started amassing super-villains to fight by his side against the maniacal clown.

Evil that inherited Gotham has parted into two and started ripping each other. Joker tells Carmine Falcone over phone to kill Riddler but when his men failed to do so because of the intervention of Poison Ivy, the clown took out all his men and operation as well before killing his mother Carmen.

A common criminal and former associate of The Joker named Charles Brown is approached by Batman to be a mole in his former boss's gang and set up a meeting. That plan flipped when Riddler figured it out and had him abducted by Clayface to confront about it and he also told this to Batman.

The meeting was a mess and Joker sends him to Batman wired with fake explosives while Riddler poisoned his son. With that tragedy becoming a motivation, Charlie eventually become the Kite-Man and thus, a new villain is born.

By then only Catwoman haven't joined any sides and as Gordon approached the villains for a truce, all they wanted was Batman. Deadshot and Deathstroke were sent to kill the Bat but they got busy trying to kill each other with the causality of 62 civilians in five days.

Batman finally managed to stop them and got Floyd Lawton hospitalized in a fit of rage. He then plans to do something that even the Riddler never saw coming and the endgame of his decision would made him what he is today.

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Monsters Choosing Sides

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Coming from the best-selling creative team of Tom King (Batman – I Am Bane, Batman – I Am Gotham) and Mikel Janín (Justice League Dark, Superman – The Final Days of Superman) from DC Rebirth, "The War of Jokes and Riddles" is an eight-part epic saga from Batman's past in the Prime Earth continuity.

It all begin in issue #24 of the third ongoing volume of Batman, where The Dark Knight finally proposes Catwoman to marry him and before she can answer, he decides to let her know of an event that no one else knows about. Writer King took a unique approach in exploring Batman's early years with two of his arch-nemesis on his tail.

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Joker Vs. Riddler

The storyline collects issues #25-32 from the third Batman monthly series from DC Comics and features appearances of the villains including Clayface, Cluemaster, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Firefly, Killer Croc, Kite-Man, Mad Hatter, Man-Bat, Mister Freeze, Mister Zsasz, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Solomon Grundy, Two-Face and Ventriloquist, aside from the two main antagonists.

Even though the story is told in the DC Rebirth era, the events of the book actually took place not long after the infamous "Zero Year". Coincidentally, that is also the rising point of both The Joker and Riddler in the Prime Earth continuity.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Trinity – Better Together | Comics

In their gloriously extensive super-hero career, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have taken on various enemies like Bane, Cheetah, Doomsday, The Joker and Lex Luthor individually but together they are capable of achieving greater triumph over evil. The Final Days of Superman has left the world without a protector and then they discover there is another time-displaced Man of Steel around them who's been living among them with his family for some time. He is married to reporter Lois Lane, they have a ten year old son and they all are denizens of Prime Earth now.

Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince arrive on Smith Farm, Hamilton County when Lois Lane invited them. They decide to keep this simple but a still struggling to control his raw power, young Jon Kent blasts them away when he got startled by seeing Bruce's costume underneath his dress along with Diana's Bracelets of Submission and a dead wild boar using his x-ray vision. Returning home from world saving, Clark discovers them on his land at the same time. All of them have a nice family dinner and The Trinity reunites in a nearby field recalling their old times from both worlds.

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Trinity – Better Together | Comics

Clark recalls of that one time from his early days, when Bruce wore a rainbow suit to draw everyone's attention and keeping them from finding out Dick Grayson's identity as Robin. Bruce then shares his first-hand experience of meeting Superman of this world who nearly killed him and Green Lantern Hal Jordan. So, he could help but being curious about the identity of this Man of Steel from another world and came to find out who he really is. Diana took private time with Lois to talk and she assures that she isn't here to steal Clark or rekindle her relationship with him at all.

Suddenly, Clark hears a cal from inside the barn and goes inside to check out a mirror where he sees the reflection of his young self and his father Jonathan Kent. Following Clark, the three of them then journeys to a past where Clark has just discovered his power and is scared to see The Trinity in Kent Farm. In Gotham, Bruce witnessed his parent's death again and dealing with his issues with Alfred Pennyworth and Dr. Harleen Quinzel at his side, while horrors like Man-Bat and Scarecrow constantly tries terrorizing him.

Their quest lead them to Themyscira, where Diana met her mother Queen Hippolyta and her younger self, followed by three of them being tested their skills and merit in games of Amazons. Meanwhile, Lois storms into barn with a car to discover the villainous Poison Ivy grabs a hold of her son Jon. A night that started with a family-reunion soon escalates into a crisis of illusion constructed by one of their old enemy Mongul and his daughter White Mercy. Together, this father-daughter duo is about to put an end to The Trinity inside a world full of illusions and they cannot even help themselves either.

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Realm of Horror

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As DC Rebirth impacts entire world of DC Comics, a long absent union of The Trinity is back again, formally with a brand-new ongoing series from comic-book writer/artist Francis Manapul (Legion of Superheroes, Witchblade), who were also aided by artists Clay Mann (Dark Reign – Elektra, Magneto – Not a Hero) and Emanuela Lupacchino in this venture. The story-arc "Better Together" is the first one that is set in the continuity of Prime Earth and collects issues #01-06 from the second ongoing monthly series. Whereas every other ongoing series from DC Rebirth received a one-shot "Rebirth" issue to start with, Trinity took a different path by not including one.

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Trapped In Nightmares

This is also the first time when an alternate version of heroes, who is from pre-Flashpoint era, has joined their band and that actually gives a dynamic sense of diversity to this team. While discussing about stuffs of two different worlds, references of Green Lantern of Prime Earth and Robin of New Earth were mentioned. A few unresolved issues like what happens to Mongul next will be further detailed in "Action Comics – The New World" story arc. The plotline will be followed up with the next storyline titled "Trinity of Evil", where The Trinity will seek help from another team of three superheroes to save three more and that already sound complicated as it is.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Harley Quinn – Hot in the City | Comics

The mistress of mayhem, who is none other than Harley Quinn is wondering what it would be if her life were a comic book. She considers hiring writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Amanda Conner, the former of whom is fairly known for drawing big boobs.

When these two starts talking with the issues that they are rightfully being framed of, Harley then starts considering another bunch of talented artists including Tony Daniel, Dan Panosian, Walt Simonson, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Charlie Adlard, Sam Kieth and Darwyn Cooke, while sometime featuring her best bud Poison Ivy and dropping her pudding The Joker in between plotline. She finally wakes up from her dream and is annoyed at the lack of the crowds’ lack of scheduling commitment.

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Harley Quinn – Hot in the City | Comics

Harley finally chose one of the artists from an older comic when a law firm representative Robert Coachman comes to inform her about one of her former patient from Arkham Asylum has recently passed away and left her an establishment in Coney Island, New York. So, to have fun and good times in a big city, she packs her loads and hits the street.

On road, she is disgusted seeing a man dragging his dog and she does the same to the man after freeing the dog. As she was busy doing that, a hitman sneaks out on her for the reward on her head. After taking care of him she gets sneaked by another one in Coney Island but saved by a tenant of her named Big Tony. It appears that someone has thrown a bounty on her head and anonymous hitters are on it to collect the prize.

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Coney Island Loonies

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Collecting the first eight issues from the second monthly ongoing volume, “Hot in the City” is the first graphic novel of the character Harley Quinn of The New 52 timeline. Comic-book creator duo Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Power Girl, The Pro) serves as the writers for the series while artist Chad Hardin takes the drawing duty.

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United States of Lunacy

Amanda Conner also served as the cover artist for all eight issues of the story. The first issue of the storyline features a wide array of artists’ talent which has no connection to the actual story and the book is all about her solo adventures apart from her time in Suicide Squad.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bane – New 52 | Comics

Born to a revolutionary father who was a prisoner of Peña Dura, a child who would become Bane one day took his father's place and lived in the imprisonment of a flooded chamber for 17 years. As he grew to hate the world, he got cunning and incredibly strong using the super-steroid known as Venom. He came to Gotham City in quest of power but is opposed by Batman, whom he did not see coming.

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Bane – New 52 | Comics

He teamed up with Scarecrow and White Rabbit but the Court of Owls came into their way (Knight Terrors). Bane believed that both Batman and The Court are connected but following Night of the Owls, he is proved wrong. With the unexpected aid from Sebastian Clark, Bane set out to destroy The Court and then went up against a former Talon named Calvin Rose (Scourge of the Owls).

Even though Bane snapped Rose's neck in Santa Prisca, he came back and defeated Bane's army. Bane then killed Sebastian Clark and left to conquer Gotham City once again with the malevolent Alfred Pennyworth of Earth 3 (Fall of the Owls). The Crime Syndicate took over the world and "Arkham War" broke in for taking control over Gotham.

Wearing his very own Batsuit, Bane fought against Scarecrow's army of Arkhamites and enlists a Talon named William Cobb to help him rule Gotham. He is eventually defeated by Batman, who locked him up in Arkham and he escaped to team-up with Scarecrow but got along with Poison Ivy instead, who betrayed him. Killer Croc met him in the sewers to settle some old scores and during Joker's Endgame, he fought alongside the Bat-Family to save the city from falling into any further chaos.

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One of the most dreaded foe that The Dark Knight has ever faced, Bane is most popular for his infamous act of "Breaking The Bat" in the Knightfall saga of DC Comics' New Earth continuity (also known as the "Post-Crisis" era). The idea of Bane's character was conceived by comic-book writer Chuck Dixon (Batgirl – Year One, Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle), Graham Nolan (Hawkworld, JLA Vs. Predator) and Doug Moench (Batman & Dracula – Red Rain, Batman Vs. Predator II – Bloodmatch).

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Bane Takes Gotham

However, following the "Flashpoint" crossover event and in the wake of The New 52, Bane set foot on the new rebooted era through the second volume of the monthly ongoing Batman – The Dark Knight. Therefore the credit of his Prime Earth persona development goes to the writer/artist team of Paul Jenkins (Batman – Jekyll & Hyde, The Darkness/Pitt), Joe Harris and David Finch (Aphrodite IX, Brightest Day).
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