Comic Review: Batman: White Knight #2 (DC Comics)

DC’s. Batman White Knight #2 continues where issue 1 left off, but does it do enough? Last issue, (to crunch the story) the Joker outsmarted Batman by becoming a model […]

DC’s. Batman White Knight #2 continues where issue 1 left off, but does it do enough?

Last issue, (to crunch the story) the Joker outsmarted Batman by becoming a model citizen and turning public opinion against Batman. The Joker was now medicated, lucid, and eloquent in his own defense. The media is starting to listen to his persuasive argument that corruption is rife through Gotham’s police force and that regular citizen like “the 99%” need to fight these injustices of power.

In issue two, the newly coherent Joker is shaken back to his regular unmedicated state by Harley. She needs his craziness and aggression but in a harnessed capacity. Their new plan is to create a revenge plot against Batman by enlisting some help from some real baddies.

The dialogue is dense going in the first part of this issue, so it will take some time to wade through it. No matter, because it is all in aid of a well-told tale, and supported by incredibly well-drawn art. Sean Murphy (script, art, covers) and Matt Hollingsworth (colors) really convey the sense of Batman to me. The Joker, slick, serene, and utterly mad. Gotham, dark, shadowed. Harley, girlish and impulsive. I loved looking at each and every page.

I do need to say that I found the last portion of the book to be brisker in tone, both in dialogue and visually. It’s as if the deadline was approaching, and it was time to draw bigger and write less. No matter, this is a winning comic, and I think it’s a blast to read. Hopefully, you will too!

DC Batman White Knight #2 of 8. 25 pages of content Rated Teen + $3.99

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!