The Bat-Man: First Knight #1

The Bat-Man: First Knight #1

Illustrated by: Mike Perkins

Colors by: Mike Spicer

Written by: Dan Jurgens

Release date: March 6th, 2024

DC Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

WITNESS THE EARLIEST DAYS OF THE DARK KNIGHT! LEGENDARY WRITER DAN JURGENS AND SUPERSTAR ARTIST MIKE PERKINS TEAM TO RETELL ONE OF BATMAN’S MOST INFAMOUS CASES THROUGH AN ACUTELY MODERN LENS! The year is 1939. The world, still reeling from the horrors of the First World War, is on the brink of tipping into an even more gruesome conflict, as fascism is on the march—and gathering strength in America’s darkest corners. Against this backdrop, a series of violent murders has begun in Gotham, and the recent emergence of the mysterious vigilante known as The Bat-Man has the power brokers of the city living in fear of institutional collapse. All of the evidence in the murder investigation defies logic: the perpetrators are all men who died in the electric chair. But when the Bat- Man comes face to face with one of these sickening anomalies, he barely escapes with his life—throwing into question his ability to survive in a world that is brutally evolving around him! Legendary writer Dan Jurgens and superstar artist Mike Perkins return to the earliest days of the Dark Knight, retelling one of his most infamous cases through an acutely modern lens, depicting a world paralyzed by anxiety and a desperate populace crying out for release!

Prepare to be transported to the earliest days of the Dark Knight in The Bat-Man: First Knight #1, a stunning new addition to the Batman mythos published by DC Comics. Written by legendary writer Dan Jurgens and brought to life by superstar artist Mike Perkins with colors by the talented Mike Spicer, this comic offers a fresh and gripping take on Batman’s origins.

Set in the year 1939 against the backdrop of a world teetering on the brink of another devastating conflict, Gotham City is besieged by violence and fear. A series of brutal murders has plunged the city into chaos, and the emergence of the enigmatic vigilante known as The Bat-Man only adds to the tension.

Jurgens and Perkins deftly weave a tale of mystery, suspense, and political intrigue, painting a vivid picture of a city paralyzed by anxiety and desperation. The portrayal of Batman in his early days, still finding his footing and facing adversaries that defy logic, adds depth and complexity to the character.

The period piece aspect of the story is a standout feature, offering readers a glimpse into a Gotham City that is as dark and dangerous as ever. The magazine-sized format of the Black Label edition enhances the reading experience, immersing readers in the gritty atmosphere of this noir-infused tale.

From the grounded, gritty art style to the intricate detective work and the dynamic between Batman and Commissioner Gordon, every aspect of The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 is finely crafted and expertly executed. It’s a refreshing departure from traditional Batman stories, offering a modern retelling of a Golden Age classic.

I feel that I can confidently say that The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 is a standout among Batman stories. The attention to detail, the gripping narrative, and the iconic portrayal of Batman make this a must-read for fans of the Caped Crusader and lovers of crime noir alike. Don’t miss out on this thrilling journey into the heart of Gotham City’s darkest hour.

The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 is available on our comic book shelves and can be added to your weekly pull list.


A Dark and Gritty Noir Masterpiece!

Colors - 10
Design - 9.9
Illustration - 10
Narrative - 10
Subplot - 9.9


The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 is a noir-infused Batman story set in 1939, featuring a gripping narrative and iconic portrayal of Batman.

Genre: Superhero
Series: The Bat-Man: First Knight | Illustrated by Mike Perkins
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