Wednesday, March 7, 2018

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #6 by Sean Murphy - Book Review

From the publisher: Gotham City’s strongest alliance comes to an end when Gordon’s trust in Batman reaches its limit. On the verge of resignation, the commissioner attempts a final act of public service, but an unlikely intervention allows the Dark Knight to fight another day. Meanwhile, Jack’s mission takes a hit when his pills lose effect—and under cover of all this chaos, Neo Joker is positioned to take the city hostage.

Batman: White Knight #6 by Sean Murphy ramps up the action in this series. Nightwing and Gordon put a plan into motion to capture Batman, who is now seen as the biggest threat to Gotham. Meanwhile, Batgirl visits Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze) and discovers some interesting facts about the relationship between Fries and Thomas Wayne. Jack Napier begins to show some cracks, setting the stage for the final confrontation between Batman, Neo Joker, and Jack.

Murphy did a good job of ratcheting up the tension as the Batman/Napier situation is reaching the tipping point. While there has been some nice character development in earlier issues, this book was a little light on that, other than with Fries. But that's okay, because the action was great. Nightwing and Gordon's plan to take down Batman was very cool and inspired. Plus, Jack and Batman have a very interesting confrontation.

With only two issues left, White Knight #6 throws the plot into high gear. Murphy is building towards a climatic confrontation, and since this is not a regular Batman book, I'm not really sure how this one is going to go. I highly recommend this issue, and believe Murphy is doing a fantastic job of telling a different kind of Batman story.

I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

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