The Climactic Finish for Jack in Batman White Knight #8
The climactic finish for Jack
In the climactic conclusion to Batman White Knight #8, Batman got a new partner in crime and is wearing his Sunday’s best. It’s the Joker. The GTO team embarks to stop the Mad Hatter and Neo Joker from freezing Gotham into the next ice age. With a squad of Batmobiles, all race towards to their location for an epic battle. In the meantime, Neo Joker’s mind controls Gotham’s greatest villains to stop the invasion. Her sight will be one for the books that will bring chills and death to the city for good. But can Jack Napier hold his sanity long enough to complete the mission? Or will the Joker finally come back to join Neo Joker and see Batman and Gotham go down once and for all? It’s a Batmobile drive-in and the last one gets the check as my review of Batman White Knight #8 speeds your way,
In the same fashion as Batman, The Animated Series, it’s all or nothing for the Caped Crusader as he partners with estranged members of the Bat family, Grayson and Barbara. Batman’s turmoil is as heavy as wet snow as this reunion treads lightly like frozen popsicles. Working with Gordon’s GTO crime team, they hear a call to arms and for the sake of Batman who by now he’s gone through hell. Dear friends and loved ones seem to leave Bruce and for good reason: he pushes them all away.
On a lighter note, there’s a great panel of two of the greatest foes sitting across from each other, offering small talk while knowing each other’s identity. If it became a Tweet from either of them, it would trend like a virus. Nevertheless, Jack Napier’s days of becoming Gotham’s White Knight are slowing coming to a close which is disappointing to see. For the man he’s become has made one girl the happiest woman of all of Gotham. The loss of a possible moment of true love finally coming together then losing it all is devastating.
Another aspect of the comic book included how it all ends and for a time, I really thought Jack Napier could pull-off his scheme and win. As for Batman, being a vigilante does come with a price of being distant, alone, and more times than not, abandoned by dear friends. There’s no hiding it, Bruce Wayne could really use a vacation! Fighting crime takes a toll on one’s psyche and for a time he lost control of himself, and Gordon knew it.
Artwork / Coloring / Dialogue
As comic book panels reflect the grim reality of Gotham City’s fate, the only conclusion is certain death. Great depiction of a frozen, stricken city leaving it without care or remorse. Now for the fun part of the series. The fans will get to see depicted drawings of various Batmobiles from the past and present. Like a Batmobile parade, racing through the comic book panels over freshly made snow makes this issue a treat to have. Drawn with great passion are the cars from the ‘66 Adam West show, the Christopher Nolan’s Batman Tumbler, as well as the Batman assault vehicles. Sean Murphy loves cars, and Batman and is a match made in heaven.
For the most part, the Batman White Knight series has been a deep look at Bruce Wayne and his alter ego. The time-tested mental foundation Bruce always relies on crack when the one he loves is pushed away. As for the Joker, in the end, he returns to whom he once was. But for a short period of time, the life of Jack Napier became someone of hope and importance. His compassion for others, his Plymouth-like shoulders to carry equality and justice. As for Harly Q., the chance to be with her true love. This series has been an eye-opener. Sean’s comic book will forever tug my heartstrings for all time. This was a great series to read and I thoroughly enjoy many of the character’s story development. I look forward seeing Sean Murphy’s next project series and thank you for sharing this!