Is This Sean Gordon Murphy's Harley Quinn, The Joker, Or Both?

Sean Gordon Murphy teased a "new Batman villain" for his upcoming comic, Batman: The White Knight.

In a Friday afternoon gift to comic book websites struggling through the slow post-comic-con news week, Sean Gordon Murphy revealed a last-minute shocker on Twitter:

In return for Murphy's gift of clicks on a slow Friday afternoon, we feel it's only fair that we go big with this one.

We know this "new" villain is a a woman. We see the diamonds on her gloves. We see those shoes. And yes, we realize that Harley Quinn isn't a brand new villain… but on a technicality, Harley Quinn as The Joker could be.

Pure speculation, of course, and feel free to do some of of that yourselves in the comments.

In stores in October, Batman: The White Knight's plot was described early this month by Murphy:

My main goal was to undo the comic tropes while changing Gotham from a comic book city into a real city—a city dealing with everything from Black Lives Matter to the growing wage gap. [But] rather than write a comic about the wage gap, I gave those ideas to the Joker, who leads a kind of media war against Gotham's elite by winning people over with his potent observations and rhetoric.

It will also feature Renee Montoya, nightwing, Nightwing's butt, and a Joker cured of mental illness:

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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