- Series: Batman
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: DC Black Label (October 9, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781401279592
- ISBN-13: 978-1401279592
- ASIN: 1401279597
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Batman: White Knight Paperback – October 9, 2018
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“A breakout hit.” —SyFy Wire
"Batman: White Knight is an entertaining and insightful graphic novel that stands perfectly alongside other classic Batman stories. It will be one that is studied for years to come." —Culturefly
"This newest take on the Dark Knight will please Batman's legion fans with its innovative and intelligent twists." —Publisher's Weekly
"Batman: White Knight written and drawn by Sean Murphy is nothing less than extraordinary." —Fresh Fiction
About the Author
After breaking into the industry at a young age, Sean Murphy made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC. In his tenure, he has worked on such titles as Batman/Scarecrow: Year One, Teen Titans, Hellblazer, Joe the Barbarian, and the miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest. Sean also wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel Off Road, as well as his recent popular miniseries, Punk Rock Jesus. Currently, he can be seen working as the artist on the critically acclaimed Vertigo miniseries The Wake with Scott Snyder.
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Here comes the but, the insistent dog whistles and head nods to leftist cause de-jure became repetitive, with the subtlety of a ball pin hammer. I think Mr. Murphy has talent, I would be enraptured then flip the page and run smack into loaded cultural or political jab with zero nuance. Which I think makes their inclusion so jarring, the book goes from a great story to bad political editorial page-to-page.
Let me give you an example.
Early in the book people are protesting GCPD because a viral video of Batman beating The Joker to a pulp, while GCPD looked on, was released. The video is synonymous with police brutality and the public is rightly upset. It’s a head nod to BLM and policing standards, it works. It’s certainly a political message with references to real world events, it’s well executed, and it works within the framework of the story.
In another scene a slight of frame Harley Quinn kicks another woman in the face, insults the size of her breasts, then through dialog preaches to the reader about feminism. It’s incredibly poorly executed and just all round bad.
Unfortunately, there’s more bad examples than good, which constantly pulled me from what should have been a spectacular story. In my opinion, it’s more than fine to inject politics into comics but the author has a narrative to craft and nurture. The political points must intermingle seamlessly with that narrative & can’t have more in common with a twitter post, than a point in a story.