I've always had my doubts about Batman's moral stances. He beats people to a pretty bloody pulp but then says it's all for good. I'm not saying Joker's any better, but he's crazy. But apparently not anymore. In a new series by Sean Gordon Murphy called Batman: White Knight. The Joker is the hero and Batman is the villain.
It's hard to imagine these two on opposite sides of the law. Well, maybe not Batman. He's kinda always riding that line, but Joker has always been a bad guy. To think of him as anything else is like a crazy alternate reality. But apparently, he's gone good. And not just good, but relatively sane. In this new miniseries, it has Joker and Harley Quinn returning as people wanting to make a change in the world for good. Gordon Murphy, while talking to Wired Magazine had this to say about the choice.
"The line Batman rides between 'noble vigilante' and 'overzealous oppressor' will always be shifting as our own society changes. We know the Joker is a genius, we know he's relentless, and we know he can play the crowd, so why not make him a politician? Frank Miller modeled him after David Bowie. Chris Nolan showed him as a controlled sociopath. I see the Joker as Don Draper."
I think this is such an interesting take. I can't wait to see how it turns out. The comic hits shelves October 4th. Now, if he ends up remaining a hero by the end or if Batman drives him mad again will be another story altogether, but this has me incredibly intrigued.