Batman: White Knight #4

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 60
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Jim Gordon and the GCPD are thrown into disarray when Jack Napier leads a show stopping campaign to become councilman of the politically abandoned neighborhood of Backport. Civic backlash brews as Mayor Hill struggles to find creative ways of criminalizing Napier's democratic aspirations, and Batman's interference blooms into a liability for the GCPD's public image. Through it all, the new Joker plots to derail everything-and new secrets about Harley's past are revealed.

  • 10
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Dec 27, 2017

    Flawless art and writing. Continues to keep me on my toes! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 3, 2018

    If you haven't been reading this series, don't wait for the trade! Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Jan 3, 2018

    Obviously the big cliffhanger from this issue is the revelation that Victor Fries' father might have been a Nazi defector who had some kind of partnership with Bruce's parents. I'm going to wait until the next issue to get more information before I comment on that further, but suffice it to say that I am highly intrigued. As it is, I think I've said more than enough. In my opinion, this is the strongest issue thus far in a series that is an instant classic in the Batman mythos. Don't wait to read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Jan 4, 2018

    This series might be the harshest way to destroy a Bat. This is a must-read, gorgeous series. I think one of the best stories DC has out so far. The art is fantastic, beautiful. This issue was political, and there aren't many action scenes, but it opens up eyes. There are videos out there where Hitler talks to his public, people that are close to him and he looks so human. Even the biggest monsters can look human and envoke love and sympathy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Jan 3, 2018

    This issue caught me off guard. It hits you in the heart with a storyline that has had you doubting every character you thought you knew. It really is subtly and beautifully done by Murphy, and with all the other events that are going on, you have this foundation being laid for what is essentially a brand new character to build on. Jack loves Harley and all this is for her. Or is it? If these four issues have shown anything, its that this story is unique in its sane madness. A Batman story in reverse where the villain goes to higher highs while Batman tumbles deeper and deeper into exile and hatred. Perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jan 2, 2018

    Overall, Batman: White Knight continues on track to be a great addition and twist to the Batman mythos. Looking forward to seeing how this one ends, and where it'll leave Batman, Napier, Harley, Gordon, and so many others involved as the Joker goes political. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Jan 3, 2018

    Finally, Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth continue to give us their best work, this insane story of Jack Napier (The Joker) becoming Gotham's White Knight will be one to be talked about for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jan 4, 2018

    I have said in past reviews of this mini-series that I can only hope Murphy can finish this mini-series with the same level of storytelling that it began with because if he does then it has the potential to become one of the top five Batman stories of all time. I cannot recommend this mini-series enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jay Barrett Jan 3, 2018

    Batman: White Knight has truly been an incredible series thus far. It appears to be definitively answering the 80-year-old question of if Batman is truly Gothams savior or does his crusade only beget more turmoil. The only terrible thing about this series is it released issue-by-issue rather than right away in a complete collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Jan 10, 2018

    This is definitely a must-read for anyone looking for a book that tries it's hardest to put this confusing world in retrospect and loves the Batman mythology as much as Sean Murphy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 5, 2018

    Another outstanding combination of smart dialogue and gorgeous artwork,Batman: White Knight #4 brings more intrigue and heartbreak for the Dark Knight. It has tremendous relevance for our time, but avoids the Twitterpated reductionism of your average pundit. It's a smart book that doesn't look down on its readers, and that's a rare thing"something we should celebrate. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 3, 2018

    The plot thickens and ramps up to eleven. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 2, 2018

    While this middle issue is set up heavy, Sean Murphy gives readers a whole bunch of things to smile about.  You'll have to read the issue to find out just what they are, but that and the awesome art are well worth the price of admission.  To dig into the reviewer's bag of'll pay for the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Jan 3, 2018

    Batman White Knight should have been a bit more socially conscious but still manages to be a good read overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sadowski Jan 8, 2018

    Jack Napier's plans for Gotham's reformation further calls Batman's crusade into question in this middle chapter of Murphy's politically-charged and exquisitely-drawn Batman tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Jan 3, 2018

    This was another great issue with some fantastic moments. The overall plot might not be getting me too excited right now but as long as he continues this character work, I’m along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Joshua Evans Jan 3, 2018

    The art is breathtakingly dark in its vibrant expressions. There's not a whole lot of smiles going on in this book, which opens us up to the many subtle variations the face is capable of making. Ive noticed a consistency of imperfections as well: at times Batman is slim, and in other panels hes too bulky. I am unsure if thats intentional, but the effect is an eye catching one that doesnt disrupt the flow of the story. It actually has the opposite effect; because the entirety of the tale is so intelligently executed, it makes me ask myself why is this here? Anytime a flaw can draw you deeper in is a sign of a good story being done well. Also, I want to say, Im totally digging the jacket over Nightwings outfit. I didnt think Id like it, but I do. I really do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2018

    This is a very political comic and seems to have a lot to say. Does it always land? No, but it does some very interesting things while it tries. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 4, 2018

    Batman: White Knight #4 begins on a jarring political note, but ends with the fun twists on the Batman mythos that made me first fall in love with the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comicsverse - Brandon Bloxdorf Jan 3, 2018

    BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #4 by Sean Murphy gives us a true White Knight as Jack Napier cleans up Gotham's streets and moves funding from Batman to the GCPD and broken down neighborhoods. Could Batman actually be the bad guy here? Read Full Review

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