Batman: White Knight #8

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 34
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

In the extra-sized finale of Sean Murphy's top-selling miniseries, Jack Napier's suspicious seduction of Gotham City comes to its twisted conclusion! With the city on the verge of becoming an icy tomb for the GTO, Batgirl makes a crucial assist and Gordon is forced to reevaluate his judgment of Batman to secure the greater good. As the true Joker's return becomes imminent, Harley seeks vengeance and reckons with the bleak future that looms for her loved ones.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana "Indy" Marlow May 9, 2018

    The action is all-out this issue " almost completely from start to finish is a collection of panels that wouldn't feel out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster " while at the same time tying up all the loose ends of promised confrontations strewn throughout the arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis May 9, 2018

    This issue concludes one of the best Batman stories I have read in years. I would easily put this in the top five Batman stories of all time, among the likes of The Dark Knight Returns, The Long Halloween and The Killing Joke. I wasn't sure what to expect going in but it was a unique take that took risks that not only paid off but were entertaining and thought provoking as well. I cannot recommend this mini-series enough to anyone but especially to Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell May 13, 2018

    This is definitely a favorite Batman comic I can look at and appreciate, and wish it was more than a limited series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun May 10, 2018

    Overall, a great end to an epic miniseries, one I'd love to see as a DC animated movie. Until then, Batman: White Knight can hold its spot in book form as one of the best Batman stories I've ever read. Easily a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 9, 2018

    Suffice it to say that Sean Murphy brings his epic tale to a proper conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow May 9, 2018

    And in that revelation, were left with a new problem. What is Batmans place in this new world? Well thats something he asks himself, and one well find out about when White Knight returns at some point in the hopefully near future. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz May 17, 2018

    I recommend this mini-series to anyone who is a Batman fan looking for a great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Kristel Yeager May 9, 2018

    This was just such a unique take on the Caped Crusader. It showed a human side of both him and The Clown Prince of Crime I'd never expect to see in a comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Tyler Ouellette May 18, 2018

    Even those who don't read DC Comics or enjoy their catalog as a whole should recognize the inspired work of writerSean Murphy and furthermore have the ability to acknowledge that a well-written story is hard enough to come by in our current period of comics but in 2018 White Knight truly stands among the strongest of those tales on a very high pedestal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed May 9, 2018

    The conclusion to one of the greatest Batman stories ever. It's required reading for every Batman and comic book fan. This story features a fresh interpretation of Batman and Joker engaging with complex political and social issues while simultaneously exploring the natures of their own relationships. There's also enough action, humor, and romance to keep readers engaged. It's a timely and impressive addition to the Batman mythos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette May 9, 2018

    White Knight was a series that took its time to get started, but once it found its footing it really took off. That's something that most miniseries, or any title, can take away from this book, and that is finishing on a strong note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir May 9, 2018

    The leading lady is diminished to enhance the story. Warner Bros. is doing so much to change their tales to fit the real world, that I hope all Batman comics stop being filled with toxic-masculinity and low-key racism. Bruce Wayne is not an abuser; he's a mentor, a father, a teacher, and hero. I look forward to more issues that show this (hinting at Tom King's Batman #17, where the Robins grab fast-food for a meeting). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes May 16, 2018

    For fans that may be tired off the main continunitys inability to progress Batman in more long term ways, White Knight is perfect because it has the leeway to grow organically. Added to that is the clear connections to Batman the Animated Series giving it a nostalgia factor. It makes you feel like you know these characters even more intimately than normal as many adult readers grew up watching one the Caped Crusaders most influential animated series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal May 11, 2018

    Sean Murphy's unapologetically gonzo and gritty miniseries comes to a close with a lot of loose ends, but it's still a satisfying conclusion to a series that was unafraid to take some narrative and stylistic risks with venerable intellectual property. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 9, 2018

    Wraps things up and fully comes clean on how this story changed characters and what was going on all along. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    This is ultimately a story of both Harley and Batman letting go of the past " Harley, of her love for Joker; and Batman, coming to terms with the death of his adoptive father. While the world this comic takes place in is strong, it wouldn't be half as effective without the excellent character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jun 7, 2018

    This was a great series to read and I thoroughly enjoy many of the character's story development. I look forward seeing Sean Murphy's next project series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller May 9, 2018

    Batman: White Knight delivers a conclusion that is as thrilling as it is gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 9, 2018

    Don't let anything I said in my review make you think this is a bad book.  It is so far from bad and is still my favorite book in quite some time, but I was still a bit disappointed with this finale.  Sean Murphy had set my expectations so high for this finale that maybe it's more my fault than his, but like I said, this was a good issue instead of a great one.  Overall, however, this was an awesome series and if you haven't read it yet, go and do so now! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder May 9, 2018

    Batman: White Knight and its final issue have certainly not been a slog to get through. Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth have most certainly put their own unique stamp on the Batman mythos with this mini-series. It just feels unfinished with so much potential still lying around. Batman: White Knight #8 ties things up pretty neatly however leaving little room for expansion, which is perhaps it's greatest crime. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 9, 2018

    Like so many stories before it, Batman: White Knight in the end shows that it was far better at asking questions than answering them. This final installment has plenty of tasty artwork, fan service, and character resolution; but the deeper issues surfaced in the debut receive only predictable, unsatisfying comment. It was a thrilling ride along the way, but Batman: White Knight fails to deliver on its more compelling premises, and, in consequence, fails as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nihilist May 9, 2018

    Thank you, Sean Murphy. For the ride, for this clear love letter to Batman fans, acknowledging the character's rich history (from Roxy Rocket from Dini and Timm days, to Tumbler from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight) and creating one of the best Bat stories I've got pleasure to read. It's am odern classic, start to finish, and I truly can't wait to put its complete TP, preferably hard cover, on my shelf, next to other absolute must reads, like The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke or The Long Halloween. Yes, I think The White Knight is THAT good, and I lack words to praise it enough.

    Fans of Batman, Joker and Harley will be very, very pleased with portrayal of these characters, their emotional journey since #1 and constant more

  • 10
    Linkush May 9, 2018

    Good and heartwarming ending to one of my favorite series in the last few years.

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    Bleemak May 9, 2018

    Amazing ending to amazing series. I hope this Murphyverse keeps on coming.

  • 8.0
    bucswin611 May 9, 2018

    A dutiful enough wrap-up to all of the corners of characters and Gotham explored throughout the series. It was serviceable, but lacked the character moments that really made the early issues special. Let the Gordon-verse expand!

  • 10
    William McKelder May 14, 2018

    Best Batman book I since Snyder.

  • 10
    SloboSOY May 17, 2018

    The end of the road & the alliance between Batman & Joker/Napier continue. I had a very good time reading it. And I find very interesting to put (Once more) Harley against Harley/Neo Joker. I like the fact Freeze was a huge part of the success for the mission. The end is very sad but in the same time seems to be "the end" ... Maybe we will be put again in this amazing univers. I'm eager to see a Cassandra Caine or Stephany Brown in there. I want to read once more the real Harley, the only I like & respect (With the Bruce Timm one).

    Cover - I take the variant giving up a dramatic alternative ending. 2/2
    Writing - It was well down ... All the story was very well written and I liked every version of the Batman univers put in he more

  • 9.5
    Steve C May 10, 2018

    Great finale to a great series!

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin May 10, 2018

    Wow. Just wow. What a fantastic conclusion to this story, I thought it would be difficult to end on a high note but this has become a classic Batman Elseworlds story. Highly recommended.

  • 9.0
    DDJamesB May 10, 2018

    This was a really fun series. Each issue was definitely a worthy read and this capped it off nicely. The art was a strong point, some issues weren't as exciting as others, but overall I am satisfied with the story that was told here.

  • 9.0
    Melkor May 20, 2018

    This is story arc great! It was the best Batman story I've read lately. I don't want this series to go on. But I want an animated or movie about this series. Thank you Sean Murhpy for the story and art. Both is great.

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups May 10, 2018

    The ending feels a little bit of a cop out because overall we're back at the status quo. Murphy has done a fantastic job with his self-contained story but I can't help but feel like the editorial team held this title back from its full potential. Comparing it to Nightwing, The New Order, another self-contained elseworlds story, I think White Knight is overall better written but New Order had a more satisfying ending for me. It wrapped things up while White Knight had loose ends that sets up a possibility for a sequel. I mean no important players die and I could be wrong but it was never revealed what Alfred had for Bruce after he died.

  • 8.0
    Sav May 10, 2018

    this was a really good series. the ending was good too. brought it together in a way youd expect. nothing crazy, which may or may not be great. i just really hope it isnt made into a movie. i fear every shittard sjw in america pushing for it as canon.

  • 7.0
    Dispatchdcu May 12, 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.

    Honestly, the ending is not what I thought it would be. It’s not what I thought we were building to. With this being an alternate timeline “what if” story, I thought we’d get some type of crazy ending. Something kind of nuts like this story began. Turns out, it’s end is as predictable as any other summer movie... dare I say Michael Bay?

    We open where we left off. The crew team up in their Batmobiles to stop Neo Joker, destroy the freeze gun, and unfreeze Gotham. There are explosions and ultimately the cannon is destroyed and Gotham is un more

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  • 7.0
    Double Down Jul 28, 2018

    Yep, Middle Of The Road.

    Story: 7/10
    Art: 10/10
    Overall: 7/10

    Story: I don't understand what the love is all about. It's... fine! Fine... I can't get over all this pill stuff, and the flipping back and forth with Jack and Joker. I also found Sean Murphy's excessive dialogue to be in full swing here. It's a good read. If you hate Tom King's Batman like I do, then this may give you an alternative. I guess my fight with it is that I struggled to get through this a bit. A bit.

    Art: His art though... wtf. I'd be literally nitpicking to say anything bad. I'd feel like a jerk.

    Overall: It's a good read, but it's not a light one. Get your beer or wine, or whatever you might need to slow down and more

  • 5.0
    Deadlybeavis May 9, 2018

    Meh, this turned out to be pretty lame. Love Murphy's art though.

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