Batman: Beyond the White Knight moves into Chapter 5 next week, but what if I told you we had a glimpse of what to expect in Issue #6? Well, the good news is that we do just that, and ComicBook.com also had the opportunity to talk to writer Sean Murphy all about the series and the anticipated affair, which sparks a much-anticipated shoot-out between Dick Grayson and Jason Todd. We also had a chance to talk a little bit about what Bruce Wayne, Harley Quinn and Jack have in store, and the unexpected and unconventional dynamic they find themselves in, and you can check out a preview of the new release below as well.
Issue #5 would rock things up a bit in the dynamic between Bruce, Jack and Harley, and in #6, Murphy wanted to make sure Harley comes to some realization on her own and stays empowered even though the audience didn’t know anything about it. A few items, and Murphy is happy with how they fit together.
Yeah. She’s empowered in her own way. I mean, we quickly realize she’s finding out on her own. Jack invited her to a pudding, which was her clue. She’s obviously fine with it and she’s been pushing the idea. She’s convinced she and Bruce have a future, but he He hasn’t seen him yet, and she’s kind of tired of waiting for him, but she doesn’t want to push him either. I just think she accepts that this is a strange love triangle between the three, said Murphy.
While Jack is everything, Bruce is having a more difficult time seeing a future between himself and Harley. However, fans love the pairing, a relationship that many are invested in even if they were against it early on.
“And maybe Jack will accept that too, but Bruce has a real hard time getting around it because he can’t get around the fact that Harley Quinn and Batman will ever have a relationship, because in any other book he would,” Murphy said. Knight since 2017. I feel like we kind of earned this moment. I have a lot of readers who reach out and say, “I really like the idea that Bruce and Harley and I were really against it when I first heard about it, but coming on the ride kind of slowly won me over. And I think that’s the best compliment I can get.”
The affair and the series in general will also begin to examine their marriage, because they are already married after all, what that actually means in the context of this world, what they want from it, and how that might exist in this world. Murphy also wants to leave things to the public as well regarding that.
“Yeah. I kind of try to leave it up to the readers to decide if they are married. Are they husband and wife? Yes and no. Technically they are, but what does that mean? I didn’t have time to discuss it because there are so many other things in the book and at the end “We’re going to have to get kind of nuanced. What are they as a couple, especially if we go into volume four at some point? Are they just married and sharing a house? I mean, that sounds kind of pedestrian for two such dynamic characters. I imagine if they had a story” Love you’ll never be traditional. I never see them having a wedding with a white dress. The other books do it really well. I try to make this book a little different and make it complicated. Do you know what I mean?”
Beyond the White Knight isn’t just about Harley, Bruce, and Jack, issue #6 will also provide a welcome look at Bruce and Dick’s relationship, both in terms of how and how strained it was in the first place. moving forward. Murphy also knows that things may have been a little tricky for Nightwing fans up to this point, and issue #6 should provide some light at the end of that tunnel.
“Yeah, if you’re a fan of Dick Grayson, I imagine the White Knight might be hard for you to read because he often comes across…well, I guess he’s kind of a villain here, though it’s kind of a misunderstanding. He’s the antagonist of most of these. The plot. He’s not a bad guy. He just committed to creating a crime-free Gotham City and was willing to sacrifice people’s freedom to get it. He’s not a bad guy. He’s not a bad guy. Just one man’s opinion somehow.”
“Yes, Dick, my concern was that he was very unpopular, and as per issue six here, I really wanted to give Dick a lot of time in the spotlight and explain his reasons and give him some payback as well and get him and Bruce to start working together and get back into the fun, because being an arrogant teenager through Most of the White Knight movies kind of get old after a while. I definitely wanted Dick Grayson fans back with this problem,” Murphy said.
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #6 hits the comic stores and digital platforms October 25th.
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