Capture Batman! Batman White Knight #6
Published by DC Comics
Script, Art, and Cover by Sean Murphy
Colors and Cover Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Lettering by Todd Klein
Capture the Batman
Attention, all GTO personal: we’re going to capture and arrest the Batman! In White Knight #6, it’s all or nothing, as Commission Gordon and the entire police force to take down Batman. Now with the trap set, Gordon maneuvers an old-school Batmobile (Tim Burton’s version of the Batmobile) to immobilize the hot rod Batmobile. Elsewhere, Jack Napier is ready to take on Batman in a once-and-for-all brawl to declare who’s better. Not everyone has the same agenda as Neo Joker and the Mad Hatter fire up a whole lot of pain from Gotham harbor. It will make the city look like a Christmas in July. It’s long johns and mittens time as the review of Batman White Knight #6 shivers down your spine.
This is about as climatic as you can get in the White Knight series. Sean Murphy opens up the throttle on this issue. With the friction between Dick Grayson and Bruce at an all-time high, he’s the best choice to bring the Batman down. Important to realize, the Joker has never been able to win a fight against Batman. In other words, we’re talking years without a win. Nonetheless, tonight is Jack Napier’s night to change all that. One almost feels to root for Jack rather than Batman. Also, the evidence of past bedfellows come back to haunt in the form of a post-military weapon is a great twist to the story. Great Job!
Artwork / Colors / Lettering
The series entirely has been drawn as sketch artwork with limited coloring. The appearance gives a past Batman documentary feel. Love the new look of officer Renee Montoya. She’s gone through a tremendous change from Batman: the animated series version. She is looking hot and athletic. Overall, the series does not disappoint as one-page panels to show the many detailed artwork in several scenes. The most awestruck moment so far is the mid-size panel of Jack bringing in Batman to police. Here, Jack looks stoic and righteous as he carries Batman on his heroic shoulders.
Ultimately, this is one of the best comic series of the Batman I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Sean Murphy has visions of everyone in the Gotham City world being themselves but not being themselves. To emphasize this is the behavior of Commissioner Gordon. For years of working with the Dark Knight suddenly wants nothing with him. With the resources and drive, Commissioner wants the Batman in custody for good. For Batgirl, this a tormented soul. On one hand, she’s still loyal to Batman, giving him the benefit of the doubt. On the other hand, she cannot stand idle seeing how the Batman is ruining everything he’s work so hard to accomplish. By and large, Neo Joker has made her demands very clear and that’s the Joker. Buth with everything Jack Napier has achieve so far, it might be in vain as Jake’s alternate persona is standing closer than anyone suspects. Next issue series of the White Knight #7 comes out April 4th.