Batman: White Knight is wrapping up soon, but creator Sean Murphy is already anticipating the future.
On Twitter, the writer and artist laid down some ground rules on what he wants for a hypothetical ‘Murphyverse’.
“DC informally calls it the Murphyverse. If I do a sequel and set up my own ‘rules’ in White Knight, here are my promises to the reader: 1. When someone dies, they stay dead. Period. 2. Every book comes out on time. 3. No narration [balloons], unless it’s a voice over in a flashback. 4. No excessive amounts of variants to burden comic shops. At most there will be 2: the main cover, and the variant for the super passionate collector. 5. There will be at least 1 awesome vehicle in each book. 6. No complicated tie ins to other series or events. White Knight will be easy to get into, whether you read comics or not.”
The Future of the Murphyverse?
Murphy’s White Knight miniseries is an alternate take of the Bat-mythos, where the Joker is reformed. There are already some crazy twists that Murphy placed on some old Bat-tropes, such as Mr. Freeze being a Nazi scientist.
Another miniseries that expands to the rest of the DCU could be interesting. What would Murphy’s take on Superman be? Or some more out-there concepts, like Green Lantern? Regardless, the man is a highly-talented creator and his future projects should be on watch. There are no official plans for follow-ups to White Knight. However, Murphy is planning to announce his next project at New York Comic Con in October.