January 16, 2018
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New Batman comics to feature Maine scenery

By AP
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
A local man dressed in a Batman costume stands in Portland’s Monument Square in this 2014 BDN file photo. Scenery from the city was used by aritst and writer Sean Murphy in the new Batman comic series to be launched next month.

Holy hometown, Batman!

A highly anticipated Batman comic book series will have some locations that might look familiar to Maine residents. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland City Hall, Old Port’s cobblestone streets and various red brick buildings will be a part of Gotham in DC Comics’ “Batman: White Knight.”

The artist and writer is Sean Murphy, who recently moved to Portland. He says he was inspired by the city feeling like a “perfect foggy New England town.”

Murphy says the series centers on a seemingly reformed Joker who runs for City Council and uses his media campaign to blame Batman for the city’s crime.

DC representatives say the series is one of the top three best-selling comic books for October.

The first issue goes on sale Oct. 4.

 


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