Comic Book Review – Batman: White Knight #7

Cover to Batman: White Knight #7. Depicts Batman in chains and Joker overlooking him.
Cover for Batman: White Knight #7. Comic book cover by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth.

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Credits:

  • Sean Murphy – Script, Art, Covers
  • Matt Hollingsworth – Colors and Cover Colors
  • Todd Klein – Letters
  • Maggie Howell – Asst. Editor
  • Mark Doyle – Editor
  • Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger

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The artwork for Batman: White Knight has been spectacular so far, and issue #7 is no different. This comic book issue does suffer from jumping around a bit. Jack Napier does something that seems improbable, which makes me wonder how much of it is just in his head. With one more issue to go after this one, why stop now?

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You are now exiting the spoiler-free zone. Do yourself a favor and stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers.

The Joker’s back, baby! Well, sort of. Jack Napier is losing control as the effects of his pills are wearing off. He starts to bounce back between Jack Napier and The Joker. This is where it gets kind of weird. When he is Napier, his hair is brown and slicked back, and his face has color. When he’s The Joker, his hair turns green and messy, his face turns pale, and his eyes change color. This makes no sense to me because it’s not like he’s some sort of shapeshifter. They never bother trying to explain this, so my own explanation is that his physical change happens within his own mind.

Batman has been arrested, but Neo Joker is still loose with the giant freeze cannon and the rest of the Rogues Gallery. Bruce, Jack, and the rest of the GTO all have to make amends and work together against her. Bats of course wants to keep an eye on Napier so he demands they drive together. During their ride to go meet up with Mr. Freeze, Jack reveals that Jason Todd is still alive. He says that he chose to stay away so that he could feel some sort of power over Bruce, whom he regrets ever meeting.

Back at the GTO office and Batman has offered up his line of Batmobiles from the past-to-present. Batman, Nightwing, and Batgirl all have a touching moment as Bruce contemplates what he would tell them on his death bed. Then the comic book concludes with the entire GTO, Batman included, on their way in their Batmobiles to Neo Joker’s underground tunnel system.

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