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Batman: Curse of the White Knight: Von Freeze #1

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Klaus Janson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 36
8.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The world of Batman: White Knight expands with this standalone tale! On the night of Bruce Wayne's traumatic birth, Victor Fries must intervene to save the lives of Martha Wayne and the future Batman. As the evening unfolds, Victor distracts Thomas with the incredible tale of his own father figures-one a Nazi, the other a Jew-and their complex connection to Wayne Laboratories. As the Third Reich roars into power, the deep friendship and working relationship between the Baron von Fries and his research partner, Jacob Smithstein, is in crisis. Ordered by Himmler to speed development of their cryotechnology in service of world domination, Smiths more

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 26, 2019

    OverallSean Murphy delivers a solid story here, which will both entertain and educate. I really loved the segment at the very close of the book where we meet the White Knight version of Batman during a visit to an older Victor Fries. But it is the story within the story about Victor's father the Baron and his surrogate father Jacob, which will melt even the iciest of hearts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Nov 20, 2019

    Even if you have not read any of the other White Knight series, this issue really stands on its own without it and can be read as a one shot. I really hope Murphy decides to do more with this story and add on to it because there is so much more to explore in the Freeze character and from reading this one, he is the one I want to do it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 21, 2019

    The only real flaw to this book is that while it is accessible to newcomers who have not read the original White Knight series, you get much more out of the story if you have read the original. That being said, the initiated would do well to check out this one-shot, as would fans of Janson's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 21, 2019

    I loved every line, every panel and every page of this issue, and know that I'm not alone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 9, 2019

    Sean Murphy is building his case for more and more content in his DC Universe. I really can't wait to see how this "watch" plays into the Curse of the White Knight story. And I really wish he would go all "Stephen King" in producing more additions to his reinvention of the Batman world. Finally, Harley and Bruce sitting in a tree". when's that kiss going to happen? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Nov 20, 2019

    If I haven't convinced you enough already, you need to pick this one up. Even if you have not read any of the other White Knight series, this issue really stands on its own without it and can be read as a one shot. I really hope Murphy decides to do more with this story and add on to it because there is so much more to explore in the Freeze character and from reading this one, he is the one I want to do it! Batman Curse of the White Knight presents VON FREEZE is available now so do your self a favor and pick it up today. It is also available for digital download from your preferred online retailer. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 22, 2019

    What Batman: White Knight does so well gives readers something to chew on. Murphy's one-shot story adds even more depth to an already in-depth series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Nov 20, 2019

    Von Freeze gives a grounded dark story for Batman's most sympathetic foe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 20, 2019

    Klaus Janson's polished but gritty art is a perfect substitute for Murphy's on this issue, and this issue's handling of thorny and dark subject matter puts any other handling of the Nazis in comics recently to shame. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Nov 21, 2019

    There are times where I feel like I'm reading this exuberant, a bit over the top, comic from the 1940s but when we flip to the present, that totally changes and returns to familiarity. It's a beautiful story that evokes sadness but also hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Nov 20, 2019

    I will be honest Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze was not the type of content I thought DC would relegate to their Black Label imprint, but I'm glad they have. Not every Batman story need be about crazy maniacal villains or insane death plots. Sometimes they just have to be about reminded us of the very human choices we all have to make and how to overcome whatever may find us. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 20, 2019

    Klaus Janson's art helps make this issue pop visually as well and engages the reader with panels filled with details and expressive characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 20, 2019

    Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze is a heavy hitting book that doesn't shy away from the gritty reality of Nazi Germany. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Nov 21, 2019

    Familiar with a twist of surprise, this is a great pick up for any Batman fan looking for something that gives a new perspective on old tropes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 20, 2019

    If you're looking for the traditional Mr. Freeze story this is not it, but that's far from a bad thing, so if you're looking for something new you should definitely give this take on the classic Batman villain a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 20, 2019

    Sean Murphy and Klaus Janson craft a powerful fable offering hope in dark times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Nov 20, 2019

    Overall, Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1is not a bad comic but it adds little to the overall narrative of the Batman: White Knightuniverse. The story of Victor is interesting an could be its own series but as a one-shot, it doesn't do enough to fully grab my attention. That being said, fans of the series should pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 22, 2019

    Nazis are the kind of antagonist that always works, but having a character side with them even for a short time definitely muddies the waters a bit. And Murphy's clunky dialogue keeps this one from really reaching its true potential. Read Full Review

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