Demon Knights has consistently been the top of my DC reading pile since it launched with the New 52. Issue #15 brought the initial run, written by Paul Cornell, to an end. Now, we’re treated to a new era courtesy of writer Robert Venditti, though long-time series artist Bernard Chang is still on board. Let’s dive into this new era of medieval DC excitement!
Well Demon Knights fans, the day has come at last: Paul Cornell’s final issue of the series has hit comic shop stands and the comixology digital marketplace. I’ve loved Cornell’s run since the beginning and am sad to see him go, but regrets will have to wait until after we take a look at this issue! With the final battle coming to a head between the armies of Hell, the Questing Queen’s Horde, the forces of Avalon, and the Demon Knights themselves, this issue promised an exciting conclusion to Cornell’s saga. Will this run’s ending go down in history or should it be confined to time’s lost annals?
The Demon Knights are still struggling through Hell after the events of last issue. Etrigan’s former comrades turn on the renegade demon, seeking vengeance for bringing them to Hell for tortures tailored to each companion. Through it all, Lucifer has schemes of his own that could spell doom for the world. As always, I held high hopes for this issue when I grabbed it from the shop this week; did this penultimate chapter in Paul Cornell’s amazing run uphold the high standard and set the stage for an exciting conclusion next month?
This month, DC Comics is releasing a bunch of Zero Titles in honor of the one year anniversary of its New 52 initiative. In general, these issues tell stories about what characters were doing before the New 52 began (though in some cases, like Green Lantern #0, they move the story forward but discuss other origins or secrets). I’ve already looked at the zero issue for Green Arrow, but this week I’m turning to my favorite DC series, Demon Knights. How did this origin issue rate, especially compared to the rest of the series?
Demon Knights has consistently been my favorite New 52 title since I first picked it up last September. Now, a full year of issues have passed and the pieces of this grander story are falling into place. Last month’s title was less enchanting, but did this issue reinvigorate the title to its previously perfect levels?
Once again it’s time for me to take a look at my favorite series published by DC: Demon Knights. This week, I’m checking out Issue #11. Last time, our heroes ran afoul of an undead King Arthur on the way to the mystical isle of Avalon. What horrors await them now as their literal inner demons awaken? And did this issue hold up to the high standard I’ve already set for this near-perfect series?
I’ve talked a big game about Demon Knights in the past, and so I’ve decided it’s finally time to regularly review the issues of this DC hit which sadly flies under the radar most of the time. I’ve loved this series since day one, and every month look forward to it more than any other title. With things heating up even more as the team travels to Avalon, did this issue continue the run of quality seen in previous issues?
Anyone who’s been following my column since the Autumn probably remembers me gushing about Demon Knights, a series that premiered for the first time with DC’s New 52 in September. Though I’ve only reviewed the first issue here on Moarpowah, I’ve read every release religiously the day they’re released and, so far, I’ve been nothing but impressed. That’s why today on Silverwolf’s Den I’ll be discussing why Demon Knights is the most must-read series DC has released in the last year.
As some of my regular readers may recall, a few weeks ago I had a poll to decide on a comic series from DC’s New 52 to follow. Among them was a title called Demon Knights which, while it sounded awesome to me with its promises of medieval battles of swords and sorcery, failed to land even a single vote! Last week, however, while I was browsing my local comic book shop on a Wednesday (aka New Comic Book Day) I saw that only two copies of Demon Knights remained on the shelf; if it had sold out so fast on its release day, surely it held as much promise as I first thought when I learned of it this summer! With hands faster than the Flash I grabbed the issue and took it home to read, and I must say that it is the best title in the New 52 I’ve read so far, and maybe even the best comic I’ve read in recent memory!