The White Knight Universe is Expanding with New Mini-Series Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood
DC Comics has announced a new mini-series spinning off of the hit series Batman: White Knight. In the premiere issue of Batman: Beyond the White Knight we saw Bruce Wayne and Jason Todd share an impactful conversation and while Batman sets off to save Gotham city after 10 years of being behind bars, Jason Todd sets off on his own adventure in Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood. The two-issue mini-series co-written by Sean Murphy and Clay McCormack, with art by Simone Di Meo, and colors by Dave Stewart will kick off this July.
The publisher’s description for the mini-series reads:
“Bruce Wayne is Batman.” Four words that saved Jason’s life and destroyed his future forever. Banished by his mentor and damaged by The Joker, the former Robin is left to become something different, something stronger, a relentless force for justice in the city…Red Hood! With nobody to answer to, he walks the dangerous line between hero and villain. That is until he meets Gan, a local girl from East Backport who needs his help to save her neighborhood from a super-criminal terrorizing its citizens. And she’s willing to fight alongside him, whatever it takes!
Murphy discusses the people’s curiosity over Jason Todd’s place in the White Knight universe, saying:
“People have been asking me for years about Jason Todd in the White Knight universe. We are trying to reinvent Jason into the Beyond timeline, while also honoring what made him so compelling for readers in the first place. In Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood, there’s definitely a grudge between Jason and Grayson and Batman’s two oldest sons will have to find ways to put their differences behind them in order to save Bruce.”
McCormack shared his excitement to have the opportunity to leave his mark in the White Knight universe, saying:
“It’s a thrill for me to help shape the White Knight universe alongside two masters like Sean and Simone. Jason’s road is very rough, no matter the universe, and we definitely put him through the ringer here. He’s a hot head with a Batman-sized chip on his shoulder, so giving him an apprentice who has a much sunnier outlook on Batman creates a frustrating contrast for Jason, and plenty of fun for the reader.”
Di Meo added:
“Working with Sean and Clay is really inspiring, and working with two professionals like them can only help to improve my work. Creating a new Robin is something really exciting to work on, the emotionality of making choices and the relationship with Jason. I can’t wait for fans to be able to see it.”
Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on July 26th, 2022. The first issue will release with a main cover by Murphy, and variant covers by Olivier Coipel, and Di Meo. Check out the covers below:
Source: DC Comics