After a stunning #1, Sean Gordon Murphy (writer and artist) does it again with BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #2! See, I get a bit antsy going into the second issue of a title that had a great [or even better than great] first issue, but right out of the gate it was pretty clear there wasn’t anything to worry about. SGM has made it clear that he’s giving us a revenge story featuring two characters that have completely transcended the [comic book] genre in their own way, and man, it’s a don’t miss.

I’m into politics and I’ve been a firm believer that they should generally stay out of comics unless they’re adding to the story, and NOT being shoved down our throats as a way for a writer to whip his/her “political dick” out and stand proud atop of their metaphorical soapbox. SGM displays the former, as he’s quite gracefully managed to tell this story with an aura of political messages and tones about it that an average reader [who’s not into politics] wouldn’t necessarily notice.

I’ve been enjoying his knocks at the “Social Justice Warrior” and “Political Correct” culture,

Art by Sean Gordon Murphy, Colors by Matt Hollingsworth

I found it very interesting with the way SGM captures a very valid point [and concern] that I have dealing the SJW/PC crowd, which is their all too common tendency to side with evil so long that it adds wind to their “crusade’s” sails. Seeing this is great, because it follows what I said about not standing on a “soapbox” to just aggressively express political beliefs held by him [SGM,] but to almost act as a mirror in which we can see how politics and our society currently is.

I’ve also seen glimpses of comparison between Batman and Jack [Napier] to the likes of President Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders. Seeing the aggressiveness and harshness that many attribute to Trump’s words translated to the dark silent physical force of SGM’s Batman. And on the other hand with Jack, you can see the Socialistic vocabulary of Bernie wielded like a sword to manipulate and bring himself [Jack] off as this innocent victim.

It takes an extremely talented individual– no, storyteller, an extremely talented storyteller to craft a story that perfectly takes influence from the world around him and infuses the hot political climate in a manner that doesn’t necessarily alienate one political party or the other, but instead produces a solid work that can be seen to show us how surreal the world is looking.

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