It’s not often that something can truly be considered a phenomenon.  Sean Gordon Murphy’s Batman: White Knight miniseries, though?  I think that fits the bill.  After all, it was a runaway success, with widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike.  What’s more, it was a different take on the Batman mythos that felt like it was actually trying something different, a series that really, honestly felt like it was saying something new.

That’s why it’s no surprise, then, that the series has effectively become its own little universe in the greater DC Multiverse, with a highly-anticipated sequel announced last year.  Today, DC have released a first look at Batman: Curse of the White Knight, the eight-issue follow-up to White Knight, along with a release date for the first issue: July 24.

Check out the details and the gallery below, and get ready for more of Murphy’s trademark style.  That means amazing vehicles, intense action, and Azrael with a flame sword ohhh yeah.

Per DC:

SEAN MURPHY’S BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT DEBUTS THIS JULY FROM DC BLACK LABEL

This July, DC will launch the next chapter of Sean Murphy’s monumental Bat-saga with BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT from DC Black Label. The eagerly awaited sequel to Murphy’s best-selling BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT will debut July 24, 2019.

Following the critical success of BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, Murphy is putting a new spin on this upcoming series, with The Joker recruiting a new, savage partner to help him expose a shocking revelation about the Wayne family’s legacy. As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from this corrupt conspiracy, the Dark Knight will come face to face with the horrifying truth.

Murphy’s BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT delivered an alternative examination of the relationship between the greatest rivals in the DC Universe. By curing The Joker of his insanity and making him an advocate for good in Gotham City, Murphy led Batman down his own path of madness. And now the story continues in this exciting new miniseries.

BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT is an eight-issue series, releasing monthly. Fans can get their first look at this gripping new story here.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers July 24.  Head over to Comics Now for more information and insight as well.