Batman: White Knight #2

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 70
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of super-villains, Bruce struggles to stay focused on engineering a technological breakthrough to save Alfred.

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Nov 2, 2017

    Batman is lucky to have him, and he is clearly lucky to have Batman. The two are a match made in heaven. Which is exactly what the pages ofBatman: White Knight #2are. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 1, 2017

    Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworths tale of the war outside of and within the mind of the criminal known as The Joker is not one to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Nov 1, 2017

    All of this is dealt with in such a genius manner whereby Sean still creates a brilliant Batman tale that tugs at the heartstrings of all the Conroy and Hamill Bat/Joker fans out there, packed with references and a hilarious piss take at whats happened to our Harley. This is like Batman meets House of Cards, and I cant wait for this tale to continue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 2, 2017

    I already stated that this comic should be required reading for any fan of the Batman franchise. That sentiment goes double for anyone who loves Harley Quinn. This is one hell of a good read and you'd be a damn fool to pass this book over. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Joshua Evans Nov 3, 2017

    This epic, elseworld miniseries set in Gothams dark nights exposes us to the critical question of identity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Nov 3, 2017

    There is a lot of Batman on the shelves these days, but Batman: White Knight certainly stands apart from the other titles. This book is not linked to any major comic event or gearing up for a big cross over event, this is just good old fashioned good comic book story telling at it's finest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Nov 4, 2017

    Murphy is pulling from our understandings of a good versus evil narrative. He's taking them, and warping it into a wicked tale of heroism and destruction. I like the way this series is going; it certainly makes you rethink who the Joker is. Batman has always been about more than just weapons and fighting, it brings up questions of power and mental illness. When illness such as the ones Dr. Quinzel stated for Jack: psychosis and schizophrenia, often these patients lose autonomy, the police, the country, everyone else carries all governance of your body. I'm not sure who I am supposed to cheer for, and I am loving that. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Nov 3, 2017

    This is a great continuation of the series with an impactful story and gritty, wonderful art to go with it. It all adds up to a great issue, with loads of more delight to come I wager. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 1, 2017

    I really enjoyed the first issue of this mini series and I like this one even more!  Sean Murphy's writing and art are top notch and I am having so much fun with this story and it's just starting!  Keep it coming!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Oct 31, 2017

    This second issue wasn't as strong as the first, but this series is as good as any Batman comic book you can pickup right now. And that's with Scott Snyder and Tom King killing it on their respective books. Sean Murphy is not just giving us wonderful and timeless Batman artwork, but also a compelling Joker rehabilitation story to go with it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Nov 2, 2017

    Sean Murphy is delivering a creative masterpiece with Batman: White Knight. That statement would hold true if he was only handling the writing but, of course, he's also handling the brilliant artwork for this series, too. If you've ever read a DC book or know anything about Batman, this is worth your time and is not some cheap thrill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Nov 1, 2017

    Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth are creating a work of art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Neill Hiltebrand Nov 3, 2017

    To sum it up, the story gets a 5/5 stars from me, it is an innovative and believable way to justify an unbelievable situation. The art gets 4.5/5 stars, it is well composed, and exciting, with moments that are breathtaking. Grab this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Nov 1, 2017

    Sean Murphy’s Elseworld tale of a Joker turned hero continues to be a book that deserves to be on the top of your pull-list. On top of the amazing art, Murphy manages to write a compelling story with interesting takes on classic heroes and villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Nov 1, 2017

    In the next issue(s), I think it's worth keeping an eye out for any mention of Robin and continuing to watch Jack to see how pure his motives really are. He seems to want to make positive change, but he's willing to use questionable methods to achieve it. I guess this makes him no different from Batman in the end. Perhaps that's the point he's trying to make. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jan 21, 2018

    This is one of the most intriguing Batman comic book storylines to come from DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Nov 2, 2017

    While it lacks the narrative clarity of the first installment, Batman: White Knight #2 still explores relevant, weighty themes through remarkably effective storytelling. Other than a few bits, Murphy's words are as impressive as his lines and ink, and Klein and Hollingsworth expertly apply their respective finishing touches to the issue. If there's a better book on the stands right now, I haven't read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Nov 2, 2017

    Overall, some bumps along the road might keep you cautious, but optimistic nonetheless. Four more issues to complete the book, and with such a short series, one more will likely point us in our ultimate direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 1, 2017

    Another fantastic issue from writer and illustrator Sean Murphy"Batman: White Knight is a short series that we'll be talking about for a long time coming. Issue #2 adds depth to an already well-rounded and insightful story. I can't wait to see what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 1, 2017

    Batman: White Knight #2 is infinitely compelling as it takes readers down a road of new ways of looking at characters. Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and more are featured in new ways that are fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Nov 2, 2017

    With Batman: White Knight #2, Murphy succeeds in telling an interesting Elseworlds story that has enough twists and familiarity to keep you wanting to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Nov 9, 2017

    This series has started off as a unique and compelling new type of Batman story that if done right could become an instant classic, but if done wrong could sit as just another Batman vs. Joker story, and no one wants that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Nov 1, 2017

    This issue was excellent as is the mini-series as a whole. Murphy really spins a thought-provoking story while really digging into an aspect of the Joker we have never seen before. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Nov 1, 2017

    Though BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #2 struggles to appeal, it certainly has its moments of intrigue, particularly in regard to the revisitation of the Joker's past. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Nov 1, 2017

    Despite the sluggish pace, Batman: White Knight #2 still keeps you interested and invested in this Joker-centric story. You can spot the ending a mile away from here, but that doesn't mean that what happens in between is irrelevant. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 2, 2017

    This is a gorgeous book, one that brings a bold, angular, shadowy look to Gotham City and gives numerous Batman villains a distinctive visual overhaul. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Nov 2, 2017

    Visually, this book excels. Unfortunately, both the word count and the character count are high. Its time to get back to basics and into some action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Ethan Supovitz Dec 7, 2017

    Overall, Batman: White Knight #2 is a strong continuation of the series.Theres more social commentary, interesting new developments, and a few winks and nods to a few different Batman mediums! Murphy continues to impress with the ingredients that made a worthy debut, and unique, winding plots promising bigger thrills.Will Joker be the hero Gotham deserves? Well just have towait and see! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 28, 2018

    Sean Murphys artwork continues to be the highlight of this series although unfortunately, he did not have room for any car chase or the gratuitous exposition of vehicles this issue! Still his backgrounds are solid and detailed. Given how wordy Murphy is, at this point the artwork is what makes this comic interesting to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 1, 2017

    All in all, come for the art, and hope Murphy figures out the rest because there's a lot of potential here if the creator can decide what he actually wants to do here. Read Full Review

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