BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #4, CROSSWIND #6 & MORE! [Mini-Reviews]

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #4/ Written by SEAN MURPHY/ Art by SEAN MURPHY/ Colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH/ Letters by TODD KLEIN/ Published by DC COMICS

Reviewed by MATT MORRISON

Jack Napier’s plan to take back Gotham City continues, as the former Joker announces plans to run for City Council  and presents the GCPD with a budget plan that would end their dependence on Batman. With every issue, Sean Murphy’s Elseworlds tale of a world where Joker goes sane and becomes a bigger threat to Batman than he ever was crazy gets better and better. The high-point of this issue is the origin for the second Harley Quinn, Marian Drews. If you haven’t been reading this series, don’t wait for the trade!

 

CROSSWIND #6/ Written by GAIL SIMONE/ Art by CAT STAGGS/  Letters by SIMON BOWLAND/ Published by IMAGE COMICS

Reviewed by MATT MORRISON

Events move toward an explosive conclusion as an assassin and a housewife who traded bodies must contend with the assassin’s murderous rival and the power that chose to screw up their lives. Cat Stags and Gail Simone knock it out of the park in this final chapter for what has been declared the series “first season”.  It will be interesting to see what future volumes bring and how this series will be adapted into a live-action TV show. The TP collection will be out later this month for those who missed out on the fun.

 


GREEN ARROW #36/ Written by BENJAMIN PERCY/ Art by JUAN FERREYRA / Published by DC COMICS

Reviewed by MATT MORRISON

Oliver Queen’s been saved from a watery grave, but he still has The Ninth Circle, Malcolm Merlyn, Shado and his treacherous mother to contend with. It will be interesting to see what the final outcome of this story arc is. It seems that Benjmain Percy is trying to clear the series of those elements that were introduced in order to better emulate the TV series Arrow. Even if this isn’t the case, this is one issue every Arrow-head will want to pick up!

 


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About Matt Morrison

Matt "Starman" Morrison is The Grand Exalted High Macha of Raspur - a non-existent but real-sounding country. He has been writing about comics since before the word "blogging" was coined. He enjoys acting, role-playing, movie-riffing and sarcasm. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, @GeekyGeekyWays.

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