Sean Gordon Murphy’s ambitious Batman: White Knight was one of comics’ runaway hits from the past year. The series was decidedly and recognizably Batman, with plenty of nods to the character’s popularity across countless mediums, yet with a fresh take on the Dark Knight and his rogues gallery. It succeeded at trying something new with Batman while managing to be beloved by existing and new fans alike (Brian particularly enjoyed it).
It’s no surprise, then, that the series’ graphic novel collection is as popular as the single issues were. The book has topped two separate bookseller charts and is being sent back for a second printing. Not bad at all. Check out the details below.
BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT DEBUTS AT #1 ON BESTSELLER LISTS
Acclaimed Graphic Novel From Writer/Artist Sean Murphy Tops Both BookScan and Diamond Comic Distributors Bestsellers Lists; Heads Back For A Second Printing
The inaugural book from DC’s Black Label imprint, BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, from writer/artist Sean Murphy, debuted at #1 on BookScan’s graphic novel bestsellers list which tracks point-of-sales for major retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target, independent bookstores, and more. That’s not all as this week, the book will take the top spot on Diamond Comic Distributors – the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise – graphic novel list for the month of October. DC Black Label is issuing a second printing for BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT after the overwhelming reaction from fans for Murphy’s unique take on the iconic character.
BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT is an extraordinary examination of comics’ greatest antagonists, Batman and The Joker. In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker, now cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, must save Gotham City and sets about trying to right his wrongs. The book is pulling in a wide array of readers as the story explores justice, corruption, activism and the depths of mental illness.
DC Black Label has already announced a second chapter in Murphy’s series called BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT, set to debut in 2019. Check DCComics.com for more details.
Batman: White Knight is available now, and the follow-up Batman: Curse of the White Knight (Azrael is in it!) will debut in 2019.
This post was originally published on Comics Now.