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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Author: Andria Kennedy

I speak the thoughts rattling around in my brain, sharing topics I think other people want and should hear (or are afraid to talk about themselves). I bring my personality and quirky state of mind to everything I write; serious topics shouldn't be devoid of humor. That includes my blog and freelance work (part of my charm). I've been writing for as long as I can remember. It's a source of solace and enjoyment for me. I'm lucky enough to call what I love my career - so it's NOT work! I live in Virginia with the Minions (four cats and a Greyhound) and my wonderful husband, who ensures I stay fed - no cereal for dinner - and as close to sane as I can get.

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