Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #7 by Sean Murphy - Book Review

From the publisher: This issue, it’s Jack versus the Joker! Napier’s identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City—but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO’s new mission to redeem the city.

Batman: White Knight #7 by Sean Murphy is the second to last issue of this excellent series. Murphy does a great job putting all the pieces in place for the final showdown between Batman, Jack Napier/Joker, and Neo-Joker.

In this issue, Jack is forced to make a decision: to make Neo-Joker stop, he must become the Joker again. With Harley's encouragement, he decides to join forces with the unexpected. Meanwhile, Batman is discovering that much of what Napier has been saying about Batman and his methods are true. There is also an excellent conversation between Batman and Jack Napier, where several secrets are revealed, including what exactly happened to Jason Todd, the former Robin. As all the players move into position, Murphy is setting up what should be a spectacular finale.

I've enjoyed this alternate take on Batman, the Joker, and the rest. Murphy has done a good job with the characterization, and all his characters ring true. The world he has created is also pretty deep, with the feeling that there is plenty left to explore should Murphy choose to do so.

I highly recommend Batman: White Knight #7 by Sean Murphy. This is a great story with a different spin on Batman. If you are a Batman fan looking for something different from the norm, this is the series for you.

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

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