Batman: White Knight #5

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 48
8.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Jack's mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source-and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier's supercriminal crew once and for all.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 5, 2018

    Batman: White Knight #5 goes on sale on February 7, 2018. Reserve it now on Comixology. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Feb 8, 2018

    There's so much fighting left to do and I lose my mind each time I read this series! It's commentary on social politics and social relationships stand true even at this time. Murphy and colorist Matt Hollingsworth are killing it in issue #5, making it not hard to fall in love at all. Reading it, you can tell it's a personal issue as he pulls in realistic moments and perspective. How many monsters have been loved? And how many heroes have been tortured in silence? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Feb 7, 2018

    Honestly, I continue to lose my shit with every issue of this series that is released. If you havent read it yet, you really need to sort your life out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes Feb 7, 2018

    White Knight continues to be one of the most engaging and thrilling Batman tales we've had in recent years that will go down as a classic if it can manage to stick the landing. Its social awareness and engrossing characters are only rivaled by its gorgeous art. If you haven't been following this series and you're looking for a superhero comic drenched in well written social commentary, you owe it to yourself to give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Feb 14, 2018

    This is a title I look forward to reading every month. Sean Murphy's knowledge of the Batman mythos in and out of the comic realm has made for such a unique take on the characters that I see this book becoming an instant classic after being collected in trade. Every issue leaves you wondering what each character is going to do next, and should truly make every reader question who he is actually rooting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Feb 8, 2018

    The first half of this issue sets up the emotional tension between Batman and those slowly turning on him — including, dare I say, all of us reading — and the end is another fast-paced mess of chaos as Batman goes super vigilante, playing into Napier's hands with a level of disregard that was once admirable, but now seems short-sighted and the very stubbornness that can make him lose Gotham for good. Overall, this series continues to be the most clever spin on Batman I've read in a long time. Batman: White Knight is a beautifully dark and emotional thrill ride for not only Batman, but all his closest characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Brandon Bloxdorf Feb 7, 2018

    New perils are emerging for everyone in Gotham. This issue brilliantly reminds us why we should always trust Batman and slaps us for even thinking otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Feb 7, 2018

    Some final bits worth mentioning is that Murphy knows how to make Poison Ivy scary. The sight of a pink robe wearing Bruce screaming “hooligans!” is worth the price of admission alone. Murphy can draw the best car chases. I want a book where it’s just one giant car chase illustrated by Murphy. Lots to enjoy, pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 7, 2018

    It's hard not to like this series due to its highly detailed art and how well it tells the story. Whether or not you dig stories outside of canon will determine if you love this, but you'll still enjoy the interesting ideas and how Murphy can play with Batman motifs the main series just can't do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Feb 7, 2018

    The book concludes with major changes to Batman's role in the story. He has uncovered his familys association with Fries, he is now an outlaw in the eyes of the GCPD and his allies are slowly distancing themselves from him. I have to think we are close to the scene we saw in the first issue where Napier visits Batman in a prison cell. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Wayne family in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 7, 2018

    Sean Murphy continues to impress with a great looking issue that is high on action and has some great character moments.  It is a setup issue to get us revved up before the end, but I can easily recommend to anyone already reading this book.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Feb 8, 2018

    The standout moments of this issue is the interactions Batman has with his family and Harley as he tries to figure out Jack's true evil motives. It's a hard accomplishment, but through these scenes Murphy is able to play with Batman's familiar dynamics in a new and fresh way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Feb 7, 2018

    Writer Sean Murphy has turned Bruce Wayne's world upside down, and he's done the same to the reader, planting convincing doubts as to who's right in all this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 8, 2018

    Featuring some of this series's strongest character work,White Knight #5 nevertheless suffers from some lopsided scripting. Murphy's best work comes early, and while the latter portions are still good, they feel like a letdown after such a satisfying appetizer. That said, it's never bad, and the artwork is never less than stellar, so even as a low(er) point,Batman: White Knight #5 is still worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Feb 8, 2018

    Batman's obsession with Jack is taking its toll. Jack's body is failing as they move forward to their inevitable showdown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2018

    There are interesting ideas here, but the series feels stuck in neutral with only three issues left. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Feb 7, 2018

    The things that work in Batman: White Knight #5 work really well. Murphy offers a highly personal and stylized spin on these popular characters. In fact they even balance out the aspects that don't necessarily work as well such as Neo-Joker and Bruce's connection to the Nazi's. But all of this is contingent on the unknown; mainly will the old Joker resurface or is Jack Napier here to stay? Read Full Review

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