Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 30, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 57
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"A lot can change in 10 years, especially in Gotham! Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne, may be behind bars, but the real criminals are still out there. Gotham Motors CEO Derek Powers has seized control of the Wayne family's assets and is using them to transform the GTO and the city they've sworn to protect. Crime is down, but at what cost?
A new Batman has emerged in Powers's city, and only Bruce is fully aware of the dangers to come. It's time to destroy the mantle for good, but he'll need one of his forgotten sons' help to do so. Enter Jason Todd...the first Robin?!
In this thrilling sequel to the blockbuster comic book hits Batman: White more

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 30, 2022

    Batman: Beyond The White Knight #1 captures your attention instantly with its eye-catching visuals, but it's the oh-so-human family dynamics at the center of it all that makes it so damn great. If you've been on the fence as to diving into the White Knight Universe, this is the perfect place to start, and if you do you might find yourself jumping all the way in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Mar 29, 2022

    A tantalising return to Sean Murphy's Gotham. The ten year time jump acts as a tremendous reset of the White Knight world, moving the characters along and making room for the introduction of Terry McGinnis and Derek Powers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Mar 29, 2022

    Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1 is visual storytelling at its finest. Panels and sequences blend seamlessly together to create a gritty narrative tapestry that grabs you by the throat and never lets you go. Additionally, all of the trappings of a traditional Batman Beyond story are present in this issue. Sean Murphy and Dave Stewart's Neo-Gotham is appropriately bathed in darkness with neon-red highlights, and Terry's Batsuit has never looked better. However, the series' writer-and-artist has plenty left up his sleeve to keep even the most die-hard Beyond fans guessing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 29, 2022

    Sean Murphy has tapped a vein in Black Label by rewriting the Batman legend in his own way. He trimmed where he needed to, mixed around some characters, and strayed enough from Batman canon to make this all new and fresh. This Batman timeline is worth every penny of your hard-earned cash! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 29, 2022

    Murphy has a wonderful visual eye for both character and action. The style is fantastic and the action moments are both thrilling and fun to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Mar 30, 2022

    With a perfect encapsulation of the various adapted styles from Batman films and TV, Beyond the White Knight #1 is an excellent start to this series. It will be fascinating to watch how Murphy diverts and reinvents the lore and expectations from Batman Beyond for his universe as the series continues. This is a definite pick-up for both continued and new readers to the Murphyverse, as the book does an excellent job of contextualizing the larger series without giving away too much in Murphys art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 30, 2022

    I was really impressed with Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1 overall, and definitely want to read more. Some things were discussed such as a falling out between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon, which I hope is explored further in future issues. Plus, I'm also intrigued about what will happen with Harley's daughter, more of the confrontation at the end of the issue, and what will happen when Terry and Bruce finally meet. Overall, I highly recommend picking up Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Mar 29, 2022

    This is highly recommended to anyone who loves Comics, Batman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Brian Villar Mar 29, 2022

    Overall, Murphy has been able to stay consistent with his storytelling, and it is evident in Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1. For fans of the previous two installments, it is worth staying on and picking up this issue. As he can manage new and old readers without giving one or the other preference helps develop the new story. I still have some reservations that there might be too much going on for him to explain everything adequately, but we have learned not to underestimate his storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 29, 2022

    Overall, this is a fast-paced first issue that drops a whole lot of twists and sets up some intriguing new directions, but its roots as a dark-and-edgy reboot hold it back a little. The cliffhanger was predictable, but I'm not sure it'll push this story forward. Still, overall intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 29, 2022

    Murphy's artwork remains on-point and Dave Stewart's colors as suitably vivid as in earlier outings. The only flaw to this diamond is that it cannot stand on its own and some familiarity with the original series (to say nothing of Batman Beyond) is needed to fully appreciate it. I envy those readers new to this wonderfully wicked world for the journey they are about to begin, though as an old fan this return to Gotham City is far from unpleasant. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jeremy Bernard Apr 21, 2022

    A terrifying return to the world of Batman Beyond. The art, coloring and letters all work off each other incredibly well and there are a plethora of little details that I'm discovering and absolutely loving. Hopefully Sean Murphy continues showing us how terrible Batman and Napier's well-meaning schemes actually are but the writing is still creating these arguments based on flawed premises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 29, 2022

    Batman: Beyond The White Knight #1presents a unique take on the Batman Beyond universe, and its visually stunning art makes up for a bumpy story. Hopefully, future issues will continue to explore this new world and show how Terry grows into the Batman fans know and love. Read Full Review

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