Batman: White Knight #4
Picking up after the events of #3, Batman White Knight #4 follows Jack Napier and Harley as they spread their message of the Gotham reform and exposes the consequences of Gotham’s attachment to Batman. Meanwhile, Neo Joker has a mission of her own. She doesn’t like Jack Napier, she wants the man who gave her purpose to live; The Joker.
White Knight remains one of the best comics of 2017 and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down by any means. Although if I had to be honest, some of the implications definitely rub me the wrong way. For example, Jack’s appeal to disadvantaged black people seems to be a point that makes me slightly irritated. Sure, The Joker may have changed in this series but I’m not quite sure he should be lumped in with minorities simply because quite honestly white privilege kept him alive. Furthermore his crimes have been heinous and vile and not comparable to minor drug/weapon possession or the general racism minorities face in general.
That emerging element of the story is worthy of a few side eyes, but the rest of the story is definitely worth staying devoted to. I especially enjoy the backstory revealed behind Neo Joker and the huge, huge, HUGE cliffhanger at the end of the issue.
Batman White Knight should have been a bit more socially conscious but still manages to be a good read overall. –Pierre Brown
Rating: 8 out of 10