Despite Sean Murphy’s critically-acclaimed Batman: Curse of the White Knight taking a brief pause this November, the expansion of this fascinating world is set to continue in VON FREEZE, a special one-shot featuring artwork from Klaus Janson and Matt Hollingsworth.
FInal orders can be made until this Monday, and you can feast your eyes on some of the unlettered preview artwork – along with the solicitation info – below.
The Curse of the White Knight saga expands in this special interlude issue! Sean Murphy is joined by artists Klaus Janson and Matt Hollingsworth to tell the tragic tale of White Knight’s Mister Freeze. On the night of Bruce Wayne’s traumatic birth, Victor Fries must intervene to save the lives of Martha Wayne and the future Batman. As the evening unfolds, Victor distracts Thomas with the incredible tale of his own father figures—one a Nazi, the other a Jew—and their complex connection to Wayne Laboratories. As the Third Reich roars into power, the deep friendship and working relationship between the Baron von Fries and his research partner, Jacob Smithstein, is in crisis.
Ordered by Himmler to speed development of their cryotechnology in service of world domination, Smithstein is forced to go into hiding and compromise his moral code in order to save his wife and infant daughter, Nora, from persecution and certain death. When the S.S. ramps up surveillance over the project, young Victor begins to question his father’s true allegiance. Both families are driven toward an impossible choice and a sinister standoff, and Victor makes a pact with Smithstein that will ripple through generations.
Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1
Written by Sean Murphy
Art by Klaus Janson and Matt Hollingsworth
Cover Art by Sean Murphy
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019
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