Batman: White Knight #7

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 28
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This issue, it's Jack versus the Joker! Napier's identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City - but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO's new mission to redeem the city.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 4, 2018

    With an original concept that simultaneously builds upon the long history of its characters, a thrilling script and fantastic artwork, with amazing colors by Matt Hollingsworth and epic lettering by Todd Klein, this is the greatest Elseworlds story since The Dark Knight Returns. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Apr 4, 2018

    Batman: White Knight hasn't achieved the lofty goals I set out for it so far. It has been good, but it hasn't been as good as I hoped it would be given the talent behind it. However, in Batman: White Knight #7, Sean Murphy's plan finally seems to be coming together and brings new light to previous entries. Not only are we creeping to closure for the series but an emphasis of this issue seems to be on closure of the character of Batman, and it leaves me wondering if this series ends with no more Batman. If it feels earned, maybe it will push this series to new heights. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Apr 4, 2018

    One of the best issues in the series thus far. I highly recommend this book to any comic book fan. The next issue will sadly be the final issue of this story. Feel free to sound off in the comments or on Twitter about your thoughts on this story and any predictions for the final issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Apr 4, 2018

    It goes without saying the art is yet again brilliant. Painstakingly detailed with Murphys own unique style marrying perfectly with the emotional depth of the characters actions and discussions. Its starting to feel like the Breaking Bad finale where all the questions are getting answered, which is both satisfying and disappointing that the ride is almost over. Saying that, Mr Murphy, did you just drop a Red Hood clue for the sequel you sneaky bastard?? Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Apr 4, 2018

    Batman White Knight continues to paint one of the most fascinating depictions of the Joker yet, precisely because fans finally get to know the person underneath the crazy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Apr 11, 2018

    Overall, I'd recommend this issue to anyone that wants to experience this series, and to the people that wanted their questions about Jason Todd in this universe answered. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 4, 2018

    Sean Murphy continues impressing the hell out of me with this series.  He uses the penultimate issue to show a better Batman than I thought we were ever going to see in this series as well as answering some lingering questions and issues.  Along with the best art of the series, it all comes together to have me so pumped for the finale, even as I wish this series could go on forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Apr 4, 2018

    This is rightfully the biggest plot thrust of the book, and paces effectively to grip your attention without even the threat of throwing a single punch. Artistically though this is probably one of the lesser displays of the series, the plot restricting Murphy's powers. The transitions from Napier to Joker are more distracting in their suddenness than dramatic. Overall, we're set up where we need to be for an action-packed climax with a lot of emotional loose ends to tie up, and one particular promise from Batman that will be kept or broken. Regardless of which, it will be remembered. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes Apr 9, 2018

    White Knight #7 ties up loose ends as it careens into the final stretch. Certain secrets between Batman and Napier are revealed and, with the confirmation that Murphy will be returning to the world of White Knight, it's probable that one specific secret will the main focus. Theres no telling how this story is going to end, but its, without a doubt, going to be something fan will be talking about for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Apr 4, 2018

    If you haven't been reading this series, please rectify that mistake immediately because I'm sure the last issue will definitely be worth it because this issue is definitely worth reading. Read Full Review

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

    If the next issue can give a satisfying conclusion to this story, in my opinion, this will be one of the best and unique Batman stories in the last ten years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Apr 6, 2018

    Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth's great run is coming to an end, and we're all going to miss this amazing story. They have shown us that a comic does not need to be cannon to be great, and I think they are right. They have the free will to do and write what they want and not feel held to do things that will only work for the character for future crossovers and events that revolve around the character. Most times these events feel so pushed down our throats, we forget about the amazing stories that made us love the characters. Batman: White Knight will go down as one of the best Batman comics of all time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 4, 2018

    A solid penultimate issue that keeps your interest while setting up the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2018

    Probably the best issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Apr 4, 2018

    Again most of the issue is dedicated to setting up the finale but it was still entertaining. Sean Murphy’s art is still killer and even at issue 7, we’ve yet to see any diminishing returns, and in fact it might be getting even better. We’ll see if Murphy can stick the landing with next month’s issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Judah Churchill Apr 10, 2018

    But the specifics of plot play second fiddle to Murphys modern retro stylization of Gotham and its inhabitants in both the way the characters have been written and the art he masterfully displays. Where his hand drawn art stops and the digital tools begin mirrors how this Gotham world feels like it could take place in the 1950s but is very clearly set in the here and now. The military grade Batmobile that pops up I could have done without but it pushes the aesthetic out of the past which seems important to Murphy to let us know that he wants to write to us about what he sees happening in the world today. Looking forward to the last episode and more beautiful renderings of the city of Gotham and the Jokers Bowie-esque duo eyeshades. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 4, 2018

    It's not a return to form, because the series is now something different, butBatman: White Knight #7 is largely a return to the level of quality that we've come to expect from Sean Murphy's provocative take on the Dark Knight. The artwork shows a few cracks, but is still top-shelf, and the story offers some long-desired resolution. If you've been aboard from the start, this is a must-read; and if you haven't, you've got another solid installment to look forward to when you get your trade in September. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alex Curtis Apr 9, 2018

    Sean Murphy spoils a fascinating story with unwieldly dialogue and a sudden redemption for Batman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Razor Apr 4, 2018

    Just amazing. I enjoyed a lot of elseworld books recently but this is the one that got me screaming holy s**t! Great storytelling from Sean Murphy.

  • 10
    Troy Apr 4, 2018

    Wow. This issue was a complete homerun. It is good the series wasn't all just shitting on Bruce, I was beginning to worry.

  • 9.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 4, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    This was by far the BEST issue of the series so far. This gave us answers we have wondered, creative connections to our Batman mythos ( new and old), and of course great art! This was fantastic!

    Out of the gate, I expected Joker to be in full control and to turn out becoming the villain. But that was not the case. Jack keeps going back and forth between Joker and Napier. So he’s losing control but not totally... until the end... which may also not be the case. We’ll have to wait to see.

    Jack tries to talk some sense into Neo Joker but it doesn’t work. So, thanks to The OG Harley, Jack gets the idea to do the last thing Neo Joker would expect and work with Batman. Batman says ok if Jack turns himself in for everything, which as much as this book has been trying to paint Joker as the hero, he was basically breaking the law to get the job done... just like Batman.

    Batman asks Jack what happened to Jason Todd and it turns out, Joker tortured Jason until he basically told him who Batman was. Instead of killing him, joker let Jason go but it turns out... Jason ran off and never came back. This part was AMAZING! I loved it. This was such a good twist that made sense and probably, should have been worked into continuity somehow.

    We find out that Thomas Wayne built tunnels throughout all of Gotham and Neo Joker got those plans, which is how she was able to move the ice cannon and navigate throughout Gotham unseen. We end with Batman wising up, having a heart to heart with Dick and Babs, and telling Gordon that he will also be taking off the mask after all of this.

    There have been some ups and downs throughout this arc, but seeing and issue like this draws you back in and gets you pumped for the last issue! I’m excited to see how it concludes and leave this issue wondering if

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  • 8.5
    Nihilist Apr 4, 2018

    We're slowly reaching the end of White Knight, which makes me both happy and sad. I do want to see this story's conclusion, and I have insanely high expectations for it, but at the same time, I don't want this run to end. There's still so much it could explore, so much it could tell.
    Sean Murphy created an elseworld with so much depth and believability, it shines bright not only among current Batman stories, but his 80 years of history.
    Chemistry between Bruce and Jack is mature, and fun to explore, Harley for the first time since her Dini/Timm days has actual complexity and I can't stretch enough how much I love that interpretation of her character and how entertaining she is, while being completely sane at that, and side characters, including Barbara and Dick, all have their purpose, their parts in the story.
    Love the run so far, and can't wait for the next month's finale. It'll be super difficult to put closure on White Knight, but darn, do I want to see where it's all leading...

  • 10
    SloboSOY Apr 5, 2018

    Damn Murphy did again a marvelous job. And at last we know why joker go to find bruce.
    It's dark, but with some good moment. I like the fact Murphy change Jason destiny. That put more regret in batman like that.
    I still love this Barbara & the real harley. And I have to tell I miss the real joker, and each time he pop up, It was really fun.
    I love to see all gordon's men point nervously their gun at him ^^
    I will regret leaving this univers in one issue.

    Cover - I choose the variant. Nice & related to the story. 2/2
    Story - Still strong. Murphy know exactly what he wanted to do & when do the surprising parts. 3/3
    Arts - Damn he is good ! 3/3
    Feeling - Dark but sooooo good. My favorite Batman story easy. 2/2

  • 10
    Supes' soups Apr 7, 2018

    White Knight could be the best Batman story I've read in the better part of a decade. It's not confined to the main continuity, so Murphy has free reign to let his storytelling take center stage and it is extremely satisfying to read. Although the book started off with Batman being extreme in his methods, it's devolved back into a normal-ish Batman book and I'm ok with that. I actually don't think this Batman is worse than the Requiem Batman (New 52 timeline after Damian Wayne gets killed by Leviathan). At the end, I appreciate this story that adds a new point-of-view on Joker. He tries to be good but at the end he's still an evil psychopath. I guess the ingredients are still the same for a Batman story just cooked in a slightly different way and it's still excellent.

    What I'm trying to say is...I'm just glad that I'm not reading a Batman book that's really just Catwoman pseudo-porn based on Tom King's weird fetishes.

  • 9.5
    Steve C Apr 5, 2018

    After hitting a bit of a lull in issues 3 through 5, the last two have been dynamite! Can't wait to see how this all ties up!

  • 9.5
    Bloodraven Apr 6, 2018

    Murphy is killing it! Excellent series. every issue has been better then the previous. I applaud DC for giving Murphy the chance to do this book. He’s proven not only is he a great artist but also a great writer. I’d love to see what he would do on the main Batman book.

  • 9.0
    bucswin611 Apr 5, 2018

    Among the amazing car illustrations and striking Joker pages is one of the most emotionally arresting moments in Batman non-cannon. I miss the casual pace of the first few issues, but things are coming together in a way befitting of a new classic.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Apr 9, 2018

    While hardly a bad book whatsoever, this whole series has really just changed a lot since the first and second issue.It became something, in my eyes, very different. It still is a pretty good story though with some great art and color. Next issue we will see how it all wraps up.

  • 8.0
    READ RUMBLE Apr 9, 2018

    Haven’t gotten my books yet for the week, but this is one of the best covers I’ve seen all year. Fantastic series. Can’t wait to read this issue!

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