Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 29
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Witness the final battle of the two Bats in this conclusion to the second installment of the White Knight saga! After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham's future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect the city in one last brutal showdown with Azrael. With Batman devastated by his shattered identity and with little left to lose, there may be nothing left to stop him from abandoning his code and resorting to one unthinkable desperate measure.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 25, 2020

    Most of all, though, Batman: Curse Of The White Knight #8 provides an ending that's satisfying, innovative and downright inspired. The best part is, it clearly shows us that in many ways the story's only just begun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 1, 2020

    Okay…the interviews told us that he wanted to explore one more character within this universe. Murphy feels like a little more can be told on this birdy…this Robin that met a different fate at the hands of readers. If I were you, I'd re-read the entire series again…issues 1-8, and then look at the Easter Eggs Murphy provides. And then tell me if you saw this return coming at all. Maybe he even dropped the title to the next part within this issue……? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Mar 24, 2020

    This final issue just couldn’t be any better and is a fantastic way to end what has been an incredible run. It is sad to me to see this story come to an end, but I am so thankful for the way it was ended because it brings the entire story full circle and sets up so many possibilities for the future of the series. An intricately written story that keeps the reader guessing and full of mystery and suspense and an astonishing art style that sell the emotion of the story visually, Batman Curse of the White Knight will go down as one of the greatest batman stories ever told. Issue #8 is available now so head to your local comic shop and pick it up! As of right now it is unknown if shops will have it or not but if not, you can also buy and read the issue digitally from several online retailers. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 25, 2020

    Murphy delivers some beautiful art throughout this finale and the emphasis on the characters and their journeys gives the art a grounded, human feeling with characters filled with emotion. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Apr 6, 2020

    OverallThis final issue wraps up the story quite nicely and sees Bruce Wayne taking responsibility for the actions of his family many years in the past is pretty much a given. It was the panels that led up to that. Such as the few panels in which Harley Quinn tries to talk Bruce out of giving himself over to the Gotham PD. The final panels of this leave things open for more adventures to come, but the conclusion of this story changes everything for the life of Bruce Wayne and Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Mar 24, 2020

    In the end, Murphy wrapped everything up nicely. But he just had to make sure he left us wanting more. Honestly, even if he didn't include the tease, I want more of the Murphy-verse. But now I'm on the very edge of my seat. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Geoffrey Luu Apr 16, 2020

    Curse of the White Knight's final issue may be its strongest. Sean Murphy delivers a no-holds-barred story that sees Batman driven to his absolute limits, enhanced by more of the great introspective and emotional moments that have made the other stories in Murphy's Batman universe so memorable. Murphy and Hollingsworth's art is stunning on its own, and the seeds that Murphy plants in this issue clinch CotWK #8 as a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 25, 2020

    Sean Murphy delivered one hell of a conclusion and created a sequel series that somehow surpassed the original. If the White Knight series becomes a trilogy, it has a lot to live up to, but it's evident that Murphy is up to the task. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Mar 25, 2020

    Batman: Curse of the White Knight concludes by taking Batman places I would rather he not go; however, I can't help but be impressed by the strength of narrative and sustained visual storytelling that Murphy brought to this book. I will be buying the next series whenever it, Lord-willing, comes out, and that tells me all I need to know. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Mar 27, 2020

    The White Knight franchise continues to be a promising line of books that's reminiscent of the iconic worldbuilding of Batman: The Animated Series - just much darker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 25, 2020

    While I do think Murphy rushes past a lot of his emotional beats to the point that they only feel like taps rather than haymakers, the core audience for Batman: Curse of the White Knight will likely vibe much more with his deeply kinetic art style. Do I think that this conclusion necessarily hits all the points that a good sequel does? Not quite - and a series less masterfully drawn would likely get hit a lot harder as a result. But for Curse of the White Knight, the outstanding visuals helps stick the landing where its own shaky narrative might not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Mar 25, 2020

    This isn't the strongest issue of the series, but it sill packs amazing visuals and an emotional punch into the book's big conclusion, and brings this phenomenal series to a close...for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Mar 25, 2020

    Overall, Batman: Curse of the White Knight wasn't a bad sequel but also didn't feel very necessary at the same time.  I think a little more time to think this story out might have been needed here instead of DC rushing things to market (from what it felt like) because the initial series was a surprise hit and retroactively attached to DC Black Label. I can't say enough about Sean Murphy's art throughout the series it kept my interest even when the story might have lacked in areas and is worth the price of admission alone.  As a final thought, Curse of White Knight is worth a read overall but its fails to live up to the quality of the initial outing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 25, 2020

    Curse of the White Knight gives an exciting ending and a way forward to new stories. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 25, 2020

    Having recently rewatched The Dark Knight it's uncanny to see the similarities of this world and its ideas. Unfortunately, focusing so heavily on the symbol of Batman rather than the man himself has made the narrative boring, losing touch with the connective tissue we can relate to. Read Full Review

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