We need more stories like CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT. Stories with depth, action, excitement, and stakes. That last one is the most important, and perhaps the greatest reason this story is shaping up to be as good as the last.
Sean Murphy continues his hot streak of upping the ante with issue #3 because he’s raising the stakes. Given WHITE KNIGHT is in its own, contained world, the writer/artist has the freedom to tell the story he wants to tell, with no restrictions. With that freedom, he has made some bold moves, and readers of this issue will know exactly what I’m talking about.
That is also the key to this man’s success: making bold decisions that are true to the story he’s telling. I can’t get enough of his Batman work. I don’t even want to try and break down this issue. I’ll just say history continues to unravel, secret identities are no longer secret, there’s new life in Gotham, and a storied badge is handed off.
Murphy continues his flawless artistry as well, giving us a Gotham with mood, shadow, and distinct characterizations. I love all of his landscapes, as well as his takes on all of the characters from the Batman universe. His action is also clear, yet violent and effective. When someone gets hurt, we feel it too.
That sums up this month’s issue of CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT. We feel what the characters feel, and are dreading, yet anticipating, the next chapter.
Murphy has locked in his craft and continues to deliver month after month. He can take all of my money now. – Ryan Lower