In Review: Batman: Curse of the White Knight (2019-) #8

Witness the final battle of the two Bats in this conclusion to the second installment of the White Knight saga!

Synopsis: After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham’s future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect the city in one last brutal showdown with Azrael.

The Story

Bruce Wayne dons his cowl for a final battle with Azrael, and with some help from the GCPD and his Bat-Family he tracks Azrael down, but then ditches his friends in order to confront Azrael on his own terms. Basically The Batman sets out to initially kill Azrael, but thankfully Dick Grayson manages to talk him out of it by convincing Bruce to sort out Azrael in the most humane way that he can. Sort it out as The Batman.

The Artwork

 

Once again Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth deliver spectacular artwork. Hollingsworth’s colors really make Murphy’s linework pop off the page. We get some brilliant panels in this issue and some iconic imagery. The page where Batman first catches up with Azrael is a stunning image of Batman holding a gun to make ready for battle. The sequence that immediately follows is awesome. As are the few panels that immediately follow the first confrontation in which Dick Grayson has a heart to heart with Batman and talks him down from wanting to kill Azrael.

Overall

This final issue wraps up the story quite nicely and sees Bruce Wayne taking responsibility for the actions of his family many years in the past is pretty much a given. It was the panels that led up to that. Such as the few panels in which Harley Quinn tries to talk Bruce out of giving himself over to the Gotham PD. The final panels of this leave things open for more adventures to come, but the conclusion of this story changes everything for the life of Bruce Wayne and Batman.

9.8
Batman: Curse of the White Knight (2019-) #8
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.6
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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