Batman and Joker “Batman White Knight” Funko POP
Direct from Batman White Knight, this 2021 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive set of Batman and Joker Funko POP will leave you wondering who’s really the hero! Batman features a stern expression and holds a batarang, while Joker sports a threatening smile as he holds his razor and Batman doll. These Limited Edition Funko POP make an incredible addition to any Batman or Joker collector. Limited to 30,000 Pieces. Batman White Knight is a comic book limited series created by Sean Murphy and the first installment of the Murphyverse. The series spans eight issues and was published monthly in 2017 and 2018 by DC Comics. In Batman White Knight, upon regaining his “sanity“, the Joker sets out to reverse the public perception of himself and Batman from hero and villain, seeking to conquer Gotham through politics.
Batman White Knight is set in a different continuity to the prime DC Universe/The New 52, though several common arcs are still present, most notably, Jason Todd is believed to be dead at the Joker’s hands. The story follows Jack Napier, a reformed Joker, who has been cured of his insanity and now views Batman as the greatest villain of Gotham City and the source of the city’s endless crime cycle. Additionally, the series reworks Harley Quinn as two individuals, her initial jester design is the original Harleen Quinzel, whereas her Suicide Squad design is an equally obsessed doppelganger named Marian Drews who took her place in her absence. Murphy’s goal was to depict a more realistic take on Gotham City, where crime could not be stopped with Batman’s methods. This led him to turn the Joker into a politician, using the character’s intelligence and charisma to win the people of Gotham over.
DC Comics had no problems with the ideas that Murphy had for the series, such as changing the timeline in Batman’s history. However, the adult content, like nudity and profanity that Murphy had intended to include, were not permitted. Murphy revealed that the Joker’s real name in White Knight is Jack Napier, a reference to Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film, in which the Joker (played by Jack Nicholson) also shares that name. The 1989 movie, along with Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, also inspired Murphy’s design of the Batmobile in Batman White Knight. One of White Knight’s subplots involves one of the story’s antagonists using a freeze ray to encase a portion of Gotham City in ice, a reference to the 1997 film Batman & Robin.
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