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Batman: Curse of the White Knight Hardcover – Illustrated, September 15, 2020
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- Publisher : DC Comics; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1779504489
- ISBN-13 : 978-1779504487
- Item Weight : 1.55 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.9 x 0.65 x 10.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here, Jack Napier's downplayed and barely present, with the result being that Batman is once again (like most Bat books) the focus of this world. So that tension is gone, and I think the story suffers a little for it. Here, it's unambiguous that Batman is the protagonist, though it's still arguably unclear if he is "good." The villains this time, the "elites" of Gotham and this universe's version of Azrael are not really fleshed out. And really, the book is about Batman once again grappling with his moral code, as he has many times before.
Also unlike the first book, this one seems to be more of a direct remix of canon--in particular Knightfall. I had trouble with the book when its winks and nods to other Batman material were too on the nose, whether that be quoting lines from the movies ("Let's get nuts!") or directly borrowing images and iconography from Knightfall. It starts to fall into the elseworlds trap of "Remember X piece of Bat canon? Well now it's slightly altered to Y!" This book works at its best, I think, when it jettisons the canon altogether and shows us something new.
As for the art--it's very stylized and striking once again, and I really enjoyed it. One minor complaint, and it may have to do with me getting old, is that I had trouble following some of the action and scene transitions, which seemed somewhat abrupt. And major beats seemed to happen "offscreen." But still, it's definitely got an interesting feel to it.
At the end of the day though, I have to give this at least 4 stars for taking risks. It tries to do new things with Batman's lineage and future that are at least bold. If there's a third installment, I just hope it leans more into the chaotic, untethered ethos of the first book. It certainly ends in new territory, and I look forward to going in that direction rather than repeating too much.
By Kat+Jin on September 15, 2020
The original white knight series was one of the best story lines I have ever read. It ended with a lot to be answered. I couldn’t wait for a continuation of the series, but was ultimately let down by the story. A lot of unanswered questions that where left out of the first book are forgotten about. I feel the biggest question.... Spoiler alert... where is Jason Todd? Is unanswered in this continuation. The story line was pretty disappointing, it makes me wondering how much the author hates Batman due to this continuation destroying everything about the character, Batman.
The highlight of this novel was the art work and the very small amount of Joker/jack Napier. The story is not boring although some pages are not entertaining at times. The curse of the White Knight like ruins the amazing story arch that was built in the original white knight series. I will pretend like this never existed.
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This story took me through every emotion imaginable. Great twist in the story. Usually I hate when main characters are killed off, but even this was done well and every death ment something. Slight spoiler NO ONE is safe or off limits.
I love the artwork, and the story us just amazing. Incredible character development, every character is done incredibly well. In fact I I even look at the characters in a new light now. I am of two minds because as much as I loved this book and really want to know what happens next. I have no idea how this story could be topped I a sequel.
This is as close to the perfect comic/book as I have read. Even the bonus material (bonus story) is incredible. Every chapter starts with a full page issues cover. The cover gallery at the end the book has full page art if the varient covers. This is a myst read for any Batman fan, comic fan, reader, or writer. If you are not a fan at the begining you will be by the end.
This is a must read for anyone who loves Batman and the first novel!