Comic Review: Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8 (DC Comics)

If there was ever a time to appreciate the arrival of a white knight, now would be the week. Indeed, issue 8, the finale of DC’s Black Label title Batman: […]

If there was ever a time to appreciate the arrival of a white knight, now would be the week. Indeed, issue 8, the finale of DC’s Black Label title Batman: Curse of the White Knight arrives just in time!

It’s 32 pages of powerful action, powerful drawing, powerful poses and purposeful prose. It’s over the top in the best way for comic fans.

Sean Murphy writes and draws this miniseries that pits the two founding families against each other… and this time, Batman must summon all his inner demons, angels and devils to fight Azrael.
He’ll need help. Azrael, the seemingly unstoppable force, is physically larger and more powerful.

The writing is terse, the panels are tight. There is a lot of grunting and gritting of teeth. The visual tones are dark and grey/blue, punched and punctuated here and there with brilliant colour. You’re getting the Hollywood of drawing atmosphere here, as fast vehicles compete with heavily armoured battlers, page for page. Pound for pound, this is heavy-hitting drama.

It’s a riot of a showdown, this issue. You don’t need more details, you only need to find a place to purchase this comic, plant yourself in your chair and get at it!

DC, Black Label, Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8 (of 8) $4.99 for 32 pages of content. Black Label is for 17+

Alan Spinney

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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!!