Batman: White Knight #3

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 64
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack's plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight's standing in Gotham City, and Harley's obsession with The Joker reaches a new height-and threatens to change the game for good!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 8, 2017

    The slow-boiling style has served this series well so far, however, and it is clear that Murphy is building to something big. The artwork is just as subtle and surprising as the story, making this a must read for all Bat-Fans and anyone who enjoys a good neo-noir story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Dec 9, 2017

    Still one of the best series happening right now. It's a political, compelling issue which deals with mental health, manipulative governments, and the impact on a family. An amazing of this narrative is that these characters are extraordinarybut their responsesto death, disappointment, and fear are so real and ordinary. It's truly a gorgeous piece. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Dec 6, 2017

    Not only that, but Napier is winning. Were seeing a Joker freed of his only two weaknesses, his insanity and his love for Batman. Every move made by Gordon or Batman has been planned for and used against them, all to advance Jacks plans. And I honestly cant even tell you what those plans are besides get ridding of Batman. The events of this issue have left Gotham on the edge of a knife. We know that Batman will fall from the first issue but will he take Gotham with him? Does Jack really have the best intentions for the people of Gotham? Will Batman ultimately save the day? And more importantly, do we even want him to anymore? Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Dec 5, 2017

    Exquisite art and the best DC mini series I've read so far! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 6, 2017

    While the issue's pull comes from the growing emotional strain between our long-known characters, the plot hook comes from a surprise introduction. There's a second Harley Quinn, scorned by the newly-sane Joker, who's about to make her grand entrance. Her role will be a big one in White Knight, and her plan " and her character " an interesting new addition to this alternate-universe series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Dec 6, 2017

    In another gritty issue, BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 explores the depths of tragedy as the Bat-family faces new challenges. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Dec 6, 2017

    Murphy delivers another fantastic issue in this Elseworld tale. We get a better sense of the world that he has created. The dichotomy between the Joker and Batman was explored to great effect. Some might be put off by this Batman. He’s damaged and hotheaded and the story might seem a bit too cynical. It’s handled well and I believe that Murphy has plenty more surprises up his sleeve. Also, I almost forgot, the art is fantastic this issue. Murphy has set the bar very high these past issues and he continues to meet and even surpass them. There’s no reason to be skipping this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 7, 2017

    Batman: White Knight #3 adds more players to the mix, but manages to retain its focus on the few main threads that Murphy gave us back in the debut. It's funny, heartbreaking, and absolutely beautiful"and I wouldn't have it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Dec 6, 2017

    Jack Napier may be too smart for Batman. I know that's a big statement, but Batman is so blinded by his anger that Jack is just out smarting him in every way. He hasn't even lifted his hands against Batman but is attacking him by ways no one else has done before; using the very people Batman swore to protect, the people of Gotham. Telling them the truth of what is really going on behind their backs is just what The Joker would do if he became sane, and it is great. I'm loving Jack Napier and wondering what else he has planned for the City of Gotham, maybe running for Mayor down the road? We can only hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Dec 6, 2017

    This issue leaves us on a cliffhanger with Marian Drews entering a room filled with Gotham's greatest villains. Murphy has already said that more of her story will be revealed in the coming issues so I'm excited to learn more about her character as well as how she could potentially throw a wrench into Napier's plans. I'm also eager to see how Napier's partnership with Duke turns out as well as what his next move will be. It will also be interesting to see if Batman's relationship with his allies further deteriorates given his fragile mental and emotional state. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Dec 6, 2017

    Another great issue in this mini-series. As someone that has a bit of Batman burn-out, I am surprisingly excited to read each new issue as they come out. This is such a refreshing, new take that you can actually see happen in today's day and age. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Dec 15, 2017

    Sean Murphy delivers another issue chock full of easter-eggs from all over Batman's history, dishing out more of his explosive new take on one of the most famous rivalries in comic book history. While taking on a story that has been done so many times, Sean has truly made the Batman vs. Joker feud feel new and exciting again in a book that will soon take its place with the many other great Batman tales that we have come to love through the years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2017

    Some of the best art you'll see all year. It's a no brainer, must read for Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Dec 6, 2017

    It's an issue stuffed with really deep, dark, weird and interesting stuff. Sean Murphy, who is handling the writing and the artistic work, has one hell of an enthralling alternate Batman universe. Batman White Knight is absolutely worth your attention.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jan 23, 2018

    Don't let this series slip through your fingers and buy this comic book. It's one of the most original stories about the Batman saga in quite a Mar's solstice (I'm watching The Martian.) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Dec 6, 2017

    This visually gripping and compelling story of emotion and darkness gives the reader one heck of a story to read over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 6, 2017

    Sean Murphy slows things down a bit to set the rest of the series up.  The art and the story are great and this continues being where I go for my Batman fix. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2017

    The issue looks absolutely gorgeous, especially in the action segments, but its take on Batman is lacking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Dec 7, 2017

    Batman White Knight #3 is mostly a set up issue, but still has enough twisted character moments to make this an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 6, 2017

    There's something that just feels off here. It hasn't quite promised on its promise and feels like a retread of our normal Joker/Batman dynamic but with a different Joker. The comic looks great though so as long as you're not going into this expecting anything more than you'll walk out happy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Dec 6, 2017

    Batman: White Knight #3 continues Sean Murphy's delving into the ins and outs of the Joker. I want it to be clear that this issue and the overall story are still extremely good. It's not very often we get an undertaking of this magnitude and Murphy's unique art style and writing prowess seem tailor-made for this story. However, I think it is only fair to judge this story in comparison with other stories of its ilk i.e. The Killing Joke or Joker and in this instance, this issue simply doesn't hold the same level of prestige. There is however, definite signs of improvement for future issues and hopefully, this grand story comes together in a fittingly chaotic and beautiful way. Read Full Review

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