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Sean Murphy's White Knight-verse expands into Harley Quinn's 'Digital First' title

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DC readers looking forward to October's Murphy-verse spin-off title Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn from writer Katana Collins, co-plotter/creator Sean Murphy, and artist Matteo Scalera will get a preview of sorts later this month. 

The story, written by Collins with plot assists and art from Murphy, will be July 31's installment of the new 'Digital First' series Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red.

In addition that that news, Thursday DC has also released a four-page preview of October 20's Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #1, along with its two covers. Check it out here:

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"Working with Sean has allowed us to leverage our creative partnership’s best advantages," Collins said in an announcement the digital preview and the release of the preview pages of the main series. "Living and working together lets us be constant sounding boards for each other and that back and forth feedback has been a huge help and inspiration in crafting my vision of Harley Quinn for this story."

Collins debuted in comics with 2015's Blood Violin, a creator-owned OGN with  Murphy. On her own, she is the author of the prose novels Callback and Capturing You, and was an associate producer on the Nickelodeon series Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.

"While developing Batman: White Knight and Batman: Curse of the White Knight, it became clear that there were rich backgrounds and stories to explore beyond the main series," said Murphy. "I couldn’t be more excited to work alongside Katana, Matteo, and Matt Hollingsworth to enrich and expand this world in a way that’s just as rewarding for new readers as it is for loyal Batman: White Knight fans."

This title is part of an informal grouping of DC/Black Label titles set in the continuity of Murphy's Batman: White Knight series. After two successful limited series, Murphy has said he's working on a third, tentatively titled Batman: Beyond the White Knight.

Chris has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the  2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the 2012 Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.