What If You Killed Batman By Accident? AWA Upshot Announces ‘Knighted’

by Olly MacNamee

AWA Studios/AWA Upshot has today announced a news series set in its new shared superhero universe, Knighted. Written by Gregg Hurwitz (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT, PUNISHER), illustrated by Mark Texeira, and coloured by Brian Reber, Knighted is being positioned as Batman meets The Other Guys:

“In this action-packed adventure set in the universe of The Resistance, Gregg Hurwitz (Legends of the Dark Knight, Vengeance of Moon Knight), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), and Brian Reber (X-Men: Legacy, Spider-Man/Deadpool) introduce a masked vigilante for the 21st Century. Bob RyDee is a hapless bureaucrat whose bad luck streak comes to a crescendo when he accidentally kills the city’s masked vigilante, The Knight. Oops. Now, Bob is forced to take on the mantle of the legendary hero before the city descends into chaos. Good thing he’s got The Knight’s former butler/assistant to show him the ropes.”

Writer Gregg Hurwitz has more ahead of a first look:

What inspired Gregg to write this?

“This story has lived in the back of my brain for over a decade now but I couldn’t find the outlet for it before AWA. I loved the idea of someone accidentally killing the primary superhero of a city — and then having to fill those shoes. A number of questions circled me as I first set pen to paper. What if the original superhero — effective as he may have been — was an asshole? What if our protagonist was pure of heart but much too meek for his own good? What would he have to learn about himself, his hidden reserves of power, were he to assume the role? And what parts of him might be liberated when he puts on that mask?”

What can readers expect?

“I was inspired by classic Lee-Ditko Spiderman, the two years I spent writing Batman for DC, and Millar-Romita Jr’s Kick-Ass. Getting the right blend of humor and action, irreverence and suspense was important to me. Most of all, I wanted it to be playful.”

Look out for Knighted #1 (of 5) Wednesday November 3rd from AWA Upshot.

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