Batman: White Knight Presents: Generation Joker #1

Writer: Katana Collins, Clay McCormack Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
7.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

YOUTH IN REVOLT! Spinning out of the runaway hit Batman: Beyond the White Knight comes an unforgettable coming-of-age super villain tale starring the children of Harley Quinn and The Joker! When the rebellious twins run away in a stolen Batmobile, only Joker Jack Napier's quickly fading hologram has any hope of getting them home safely and keeping them out of the family business. But a life of crime isn't the only temptation young Bryce and Jackie are facing: the kids uncover a dark secret that could bring their dad back to life for good! With a wild array of Batman's former enemies and allies on their tails, will the kids succeed in reviving more

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 9, 2023

    Batman White Knight Presents Generation Joker #1 gives a great start to an exciting story. I can't wait for issue two! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2023

    This alternate universe hasn't fully won me over yet, but this is one of the most intriguing chapters it's had in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Payne May 9, 2023

    Batman: White Knight Presents: Generation Joker #1is a great start to what is sure to be an entertaining coming-of-age story with familiar and new faces. Youll walk away hoping Jackie and Bryce make good choices. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 9, 2023

    The debut of Generation Joker lives up to the White Knight hype. A worthy continuation of Sean Murphy's brilliantly engineered Elseworld's take on Batman. The first issue offers up the perfect mix of excitement and intrigue as we finally learn more about this take on Jack Napier/Joker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 10, 2023

    The White Knight concept advances certain elements of the Batman mythos in interesting ways. It may feel more than a little bit like a weirdly insubstantial fugue on many of the central figures in Gotham City, but its managed to find the right angle on everything to give it fresh depth. Honestly, though, that may be a little more than it deserves. Batman and his extended ensemble have been around for a long time. DC might be served a bit better by exploring new characters altogether. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett May 10, 2023

    Some comics are pure product, meaning they simply exist as more of a thing to be purchased without justifying their own existence. Such is the case with Batman: White Knight Presents Generation Joker #1, which continues to expand the moderately popular miniseries Batman: White Knight into an alternate vision of DC Comics that underwhelms at every turn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mr Malone May 10, 2023

    Solid start.

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 17, 2023

    I really do feel like the whole White Knight universe is the epitome of having a cool idea and then extrapolating on it so much that every little bit of it is over-explained and over-done... So the whole White Knight universe is the epitome of Star Wars. I don't dislike this book so far but I really have to wonder if it's worth exploring these things. Now, to be fair, it seems like this is mostly connected to that Harley Quinn book, which is the only White Knight book I haven't read. It may hit better with the context of that book. I do feel like the writers are still getting used to writing for comics though. Some of these pages needed to be cut down a bit. I'm going to read the rest of this, but this first issue wasn't the best.

  • 6.5
    Stand Up Comic Reader Jun 16, 2023

    The White Knight Universe was supposed to end - and then it didn't. DC probably realized that these Bat Books are the best Bat Books on the shelves so they extended the whole she-bang. Now Murphy the Great is working on White Knighting 'Wonder Dubs' and the JLA while his wife (who also writes steamy erotica, grrr) and this Clay McSchnooglydoogly dude writes this Joker Kids thing with art by Mirka Andolfo; she of the extremely naughty sexy pig and wolf art fame. It's okay. Feels like Batman the Animated Series not the gritty White Knight with a cliffhanger that feels like a Batman TV 1966 type ending. I wish this Clay McSchnooglydoogly dude would be jettisoned to some Star Wars drivel and Katana Collins was let loose on her own. Not sure if more

  • 8.5
    K-23 Jun 7, 2023

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    Jason The Dude Mar 11, 2024

  • 7.5
    wesshamu May 20, 2023

  • 6.5
    polo08p May 10, 2023

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