Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (SPOILERS)

His [Murphy] understanding of the Batman mythos, and how to meld the past into the present, build onto both and just give us something new is amongst the best writers out in the comic book industry.

By RUSSELL BERGER

Sometimes I get worried going into a title that has held such a steady line of solid storytelling with the amount of hype that’s behind it. You can feel the sinking feeling in your gut starting to build that an issue is going to fall short, but [again] Sean Gordon Murphy (write and artist) gave us a power hitting issue. Expecting substantial strides in plot is the safe bet so far, as we continue to see the story moving forward in every issue and there hasn’t been a moment of pause.

Once I end up making my Top 10 Best Issues of 2017 list, I have absolutely no doubt that BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT will be on it, as this issue [number-three] upped the ante again from last issue [number-two.] Continue reading “Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (SPOILERS)”

Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #2 (SPOILERS)

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.

By RUSSELL BERGER

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. Continue reading “Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #2 (SPOILERS)”

Review: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (SPOILERS)

There’s a quote that I love, which really sums up my point [and what I think SGM was trying to get across,] and that being, “never meet your heroes.”

By RUSSELL BERGER

There are what seems to be a million [plus] Batman stories out there, and it’s always safe to say that we’re going to get a million more. One irrefutable truth is that the “Dark Knight” sells like nearly no other character does. So when BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT was originally announced, I was stoked to be getting a story by Sean Gordon Murphy (writer,) but iffy on the fact that it was another Batman story. Though, my iffiness almost instantly faded away upon seeing the solicit for this mini-series,

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.

He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime” but “white knight”? Never. Until now…

Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs. First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he’ll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City’s greatest villain: Batman!

Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS, THE WAKE) presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. But which is the hero—and which the villain?

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