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Review of Batman: Curse of the White Knight

Batman: Curse of the White Knight by Sean Murphy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Did I expect Mr. Murphy to drop the ball after a stellar first volume? No, not really. And he didn’t disappoint. (Maybe there was a TINY bit of doubt; plenty of authors out there let you down when they’ve built your expectations sky-high)

Honestly, I need to learn my lesson and stop picking up these books before bed. Either that or resign myself to a lack of sleep. Not entirely certain which is the healthier option. Because the GALL of this creative team – yeah, defies description. You don’t get to escape a gut punch, whether you see it coming or not.

And it’s the one you see coming that hurts the worst.

The level of redemption Mr. Murphy offers – to characters one could argue don’t deserve it – is magnificent. (Have you noticed I’ve deliberately left out my glowing effusion for his treatment of my beloved Harley? I could write a 10-page essay on that alone) Yet every choice is deliberate and justified. You don’t want to toss the book aside, rolling your eyes that of COURSE so-and-so behaved that way – it’s CANON.

Canon treads a thread here, and it’s glorious.

I’ll cope with the lost sleep and the distracted brain. It’s WORTH it.

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