Batman: Curse of the White Knight #5

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 36
9.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The GTO struggles to forgive Batman for his behavior on the tails of tragedy, but a promising path forward comes into focus when he uncovers a monumental clue about the mystery of Gotham's ancestral curse. It may prove too little too late, as Azrael breaks free of Ruth's mandate and unleashes a radical new reign of terror over the city and its competing super-criminals.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Dec 11, 2019

    This issue is just another cherry on top of the icing in this series, and as they go on they just keep getting deeper and deeper and really engage us readers and leave is wanting more. I highly suggest if you haven’t already, that you get into this story. If you are already following the story, this is a fantastic continuation and you need to read it asap! You do not want to wait on this one! Curse of the White Knight #5 is available right now, so make sure to get out to your local Comic Shop NOW! After you read it, please let us know what you thought about it in the comments section below! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 11, 2019

    Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth are once again on their A-game with Batman: Curse of the White Knight #5 and the series continues to reveal intriguing new layers of the Wayne legacy and Batman's relationship with Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 22, 2019

    Again…Batman: White Knight was special. And this sequel is really really special. You should go to your local comic store, ask for the White Knight and ask for every issue thus far of Curse of the White Knight. You can't drink this story in fast enough (pun intended when you look at the graphics included in the review). This is a pivotal issue, so buy immediately. This series is going into some reprints fast! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 13, 2019

    You fell in love with the devil, and not only did you survive, you came out stronger–you beat him. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Apr 6, 2020

    I'm loving how this story has been unfolding, every piece connects. It's visceral, it's gruesome, it's moving, it's Gotham. Written by someone with a clear vision of where things could eventually lead and bringing these things together in a great blend any hardcore Gotham fan with love every bit of. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 15, 2019

    A fantastic issue, which sees Batman doe some real detective work. I love the fact that this is all wrapped up around something that his ancestors did years ago. It adds proper emotional weight and high stakes if Batman or Bruce do not handle things the right way. I'm also quite enjoying the character of Azrael and his penchant for religious quotes. Not to mention his flaming sword. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 11, 2019

    Murphy does some amazing work with the art in this issue as well. There are some incredibly detailed panels in this story and many of the sequences throughout hit me emotionally while also ramping up the tension of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 11, 2019

    This is a payoff issue that delivers a lot of answers. Though it may be heavier on dialogue and explanation it feels good to get all the details. There's also good set up for a bombshell that'll have you guessing so the mysteries continue to push your interest up. Add in an impressive action scene to end the book and you have yourself a great ramping up of stakes as we get closer to the finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 11, 2019

    One of this title's best feats is the way it takes things from the 1990s and revamps them to fit perfectly in Murphy's unique style. The new design for Azrael's villainous identity is one of the best art pieces of the run, and the second half of this series is looking to easily outstrip the first in intensity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 13, 2019

    The results made for a fascinating read that increased the tension with every page examined. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 11, 2019

    Lastly, Batman's decision to skip the funeral was so weak. I get he has some serious emotional issues, but come on. It's Jim Gordon. That's like the closest thing he ever had to a brother. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 16, 2019

    While there may be bits of the narrative that feel inconsistent, Murphy's artwork is unimpeachable, with his Azrael redesign being one of the most striking Batman images in ages. Where the collision course between Batman, Azrael and Joker goes remains to be seen, but just based on sheer artistic talent alone, you could do far worse than checking this book out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 11, 2019

    Overall, Curse of the White Knight has been a bit of a middling sequel to date, yet issue five seems to have rediscovered the intrigue the original series had in spades, to bring this follow up home to an exciting conclusion, worthy of its predecessor.  Murphy's art is always great, but the final page reveal steals the show here, really hammering home his unique style, reinforcing why I love this idea so much to begin with. While I haven't enjoyed every issue of the Curse of White Knight so far, Murphy seems to be back in the flow of things in issue five, getting the story back on track for a great finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 11, 2019

    Curse of the White Knight #5 finally lets the closing page of#3 sink in, and things in Gotham look bleak. Murphy and company drop quite a few shocks along the way, delivered"as always"with believable dialogue, and gorgeous ink, color, and letters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 11, 2019

    Curse of the White Knight returns to the compelling Joker/Harley dynamic of the first series to great effect. Read Full Review

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