Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 55
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family's legacy-and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga-and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!

  • 10 - Matt Aguilar Jul 24, 2019

    Batman: Curse of the White Knight is a gorgeous and reflective look at the Dark Knight unlike any other, and we couldn't recommend it more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 26, 2019

    Verdict Batman: White Knight was special. The beginning of this new chapter of White Knight is like “The Empire Strikes Back” It's going to eclipse the White Knight. Think about when Frank Miller got his mitts on Batman. Sean Murphy has the same hold on Batman and it is a white knuckle thriller. Go back and get White Knight. But make sure you get into this ground floor issue of Batman: Curse of the White Knight. Bring Azrael into the fray is magnificent. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 24, 2019

    Time will tell if this is a worthy sequel to the original series, but so far it is a welcome return to form. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 24, 2019

    As opening chapters go, Batman: Curse Of The White Knight #1 is a darned strong one. There are classic Batman and Joker moments, some deep – yet necessary – emotional moments, great dialogue and terrific art. The version of Jean-Paul Valley/Azrael that's introduced feels like a vintage, yet also brand-new at the same time, iteration of the character. I can't believe that Mr. Valley has been around for 27 years this year! I'm so old… but comics as good as this one make me feel young again. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 24, 2019

    Batman: Curse of the White Knight (2019-) #1is truly epic; regardless of being a follow-up series to one already acclaimed and adored by fans, Batman: Curse of the White Knight promises nothing short of greatness. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Jul 24, 2019

    An amazing first entry into what could be a new staple of the Batman mythos. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2019

    Murphys art is gloriously detailed. Every panel is filled with things that catch the eye and I cant wait to see how the art evolves with the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 24, 2019

    Much like Batman: White Knight was, this is a must-read for all comic book fans, not just those who love Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Jul 26, 2019

    "Batman: Curse of the White Knight" gives compelling evidence in its first issue that the well-deserved success of Murphy's preceding series was no fluke. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jul 25, 2019

    It was just under two years ago that Batman: White Knight #1 came out and a little over a year since the final issue, yet it feels like we've been waiting forever for Sean Murphy's story to return. Even so, this issue doesn't miss a beat bringing us back into the world of Jack Napier's Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Aug 11, 2019

    I'm honestly chomping at the bit for the next issue of this series, with everything put towards world-building in issue one. The stage is set for one of the most fun runs of our modern Batman lore. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2019

    Batman: Curse of the White Knight is already shaping up to be a worthy sequel to Batman: White Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Jul 24, 2019

    Batman: Curse of the White Knight is a deep cut, shining a light on all aspects of the Batman mythos. The very fabric of a city, religion, the definition of a hero are explored. The first issue sets the pieces in place for another epic story arc that reconsiders how we look at Batman. Writer Sean Murphy continues to prove his prowess as an artist in several respects with Batman: Curse of the White Knight Book One. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 24, 2019

    Overall, Curse of the White Knight is another very strong start to the White Knight mythos, and something you should get your hands on if you are a fan of the first series. Sean Gordon again tackles both writing/art duties and neither area suffers as a result of the man taking on a double work load here.  From great character designs, to a unique feeling and setting, with a creative story expanding on a great Batman elseworld tale its all here. $4.99 can be spent in much much worse ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 24, 2019

    There's a lot still to be answered here, but Murphy's art is brilliant from the first page to the last and it seems like this next chapter will be faster to get started and no less brutal. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 24, 2019

    The comic is an improvement on the previous volume. It delivers an intriguing mystery that goes its own way while building off of the myth we already know. Cures of the White Knight delivers a straightforward Batman story that plays to Murphy's strengths. It shows growth as a writer and how to create a new volume that's both new reader-friendly and has a little extra for those who have been along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jul 24, 2019

    Though a less bombastic premier than that of its predecessor,Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1 is nevertheless a fine debut for Sean Murphy's latest Batman. There's enough mystery, family drama, and visual artistry to hook most any fan of the Bat, and it is well worth your money and time. What more can you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 24, 2019

    Curse of the White Knight arrives with just as much bang for the buck as anticipated – a stellar first chapter of this dynamic Elseworlds narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana "Indy" Marlow Jul 24, 2019

    This is a comic that sets you down one way of thinking while still leaving you acutely aware that it could end up going absolutely anywhere. And thats one of the many reasons it seems poised to become every bit as awesome as its predecessor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Jul 24, 2019

    Overall this is a set-up issue and there seems to be more There seems to be something more to how Joker ended up breain store for future issues. Because the way Joker has been interacting with the rest of the characters seemed to indicate there is much more to this history than we can already perceive. Those questions as to Batman and Joker's history helps make this world that Murphy is creating something that readers want to come back and learn about. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 24, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed Batman: The White Knightbut this issue is not as strong of a start as I was hoping for. That being said, the final pages showing us what is to come, something that has already been teased on the cover and within the marketing for the book, was spectacular. I will be picking up the next issue and if you enjoyed the Batman: The White KnightI recommend picking this up. That being said, don't go in without doing your homework or expect this to be an easy jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jul 25, 2019

    Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1 already has a very interesting world to play with, and hopefully Murphy uses this sequel to hone in on the themes that made the original so great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 24, 2019

    It’s not easy being good in a world gone mad, but one would expect a little bit more fireworks to the inner conflicts that have established Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1. While the return to Sean Murphy’s dark world looks great and opens with a bang, the slow reintroduction of Batman, the Joker, and new wild card Azrael (with a new origin to boot) just doesn’t have the same spark as watching a newly sane Joker cleaning up the city. Despite the mega hit debut that spawned it, the real Curse of the White Knight might foretell a follow-up slump. Read Full Review

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