Batman: Dead White was written by cyberpunk/science fiction author John Shirley and was published exclusively in paperback format on 25 July 2006 by Del Rey Books. The novel was released in audiobook format by GraphicAudio on 1 July 2009.
Bruce Wayne/The Batman - a vigilante early in his crime fighting career that has taken it upon himself to protect Gotham City from a vast criminal underworld. Little does the public know that the Batman is secretly an alias of Bruce Wayne, a famed billionaire philanthropist and resident of Gotham.
White Eyes - a racistmilitia leader who's high profile crimes have caught the attention of the vigilante known as the Batman. Due to the heavy usage of steroids, White Eyes is more than a physical match for the inexperienced Dark Knight.
Batman: Dead White has been met with mixed to positive reactions from casual readers, though few professional critics have written reviews of the novel to date. The novel currently holds a rating of 3.5/5 stars on Goodreads, a Google rating of 3/5 stars based on a total of 44 reviews, and an Amazon.com rating of 3.2/5 stars based on a total of 26 customer reviews.
On 31 October 2006, a sequel was published by Del Rey Books titled Batman: Inferno, written by Alex Irvine. Batman: Inferno introduced the Joker into the series as well as an original villain known as Enfer. The novel focuses on Batman, still early in his career, attempting to defeat the two supervillains and end their criminal activity.