The Bat-Man First Knight #1

DC Comics

Written by Dan Jurgens

Art by Mike Perkins

Colors by Mike Spicer

Letters by Simon Bowland

The Rundown: With the world on the brink of war, Batman finds himself in the middle of a dark mystery.

It’s 1939 and Gotham City is being plagued by a series of deadly attacks as the rest of the world prepares for war. As Gordon continues his investigation into a violent and mysterious murder, he gets a visit from young socialite Bruce Wayne who tries to get information by cozying up to the commissioner. That night, the mysterious Batman pays the commissioner a visit and offers to help with his investigation.

When the mayor is attacked in his home by horribly scarred attacker, the Batman arrives to stop them and finds himself in the middle of a dangerous and deadly fight for his life.  

The Story: A brilliant, inventive and engrossing thriller from Jurgens. I love the setting of this series and how the story deftly weaves in the time period in its story while also creating some great moments for the characters as well as fans of the characters. I love the mystery within this first issue and the wonderful film noir elements of the story.

The Art: Perkins’ art is sublime and beautifully detailed. The visuals create a wonderful visual representation of the city as well as the characters and I love the vintage feel of the imagery throughout the issue.

The Bat-Man First Knight #1



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