Demon Knights is the least “tainted” of the new 52. It’s got dragons, demons, and amazons and it has a new setting with mostly new characters so there are no crazy retcons and no “wrong” costumes. This has been a strong title so far, particularly the first arc, but here we are a couple issues into the second arc. Can Demon Knights catch lightning in a bottle a second time? Find out after the jump.
“Of scribe’s first disobedience, and the fight/Against the rebel Tyrant, whose immortal malaise/Brought the Demon into the world, and all our woe,/With loss of Arthur, till seven motley knights/Restore us, and regain the blissful Camelot,/Sing heavenly muse” – after John Milton Hang on kids, we’re getting biblical.
A village is about to be overrun and the ragtag team of defenders defeated, but can the Horsewoman get help in time? And what about Vandal Savage–was his defection really all it seemed to be? Surely SOMETHING has to give if this book is going to have a happy ending! But is a happy ending really in the cards for our “heroes”?
Or – “All We’re Missing Is Those Guys From Camelot 3000…” Paul Cornell has said that the genesis of this project came when he was asked to write a Demon monthly, but wasn’t entirely happy with trying to do Etrigan in modern times. Given how difficult it is to launch a non-superhero title these days, and how hard it is to write something in knightly times without becoming a Tolkienesque epic or the Eye Of Argon, I’m doubly impressed with how good this series has been…
If you ever wondered what would happen if DC Comics decided to create a sword and sorcery tale that feels very much like a certain game campaign that you and your friends played on a weekly basis, then you are going to LOVE Demon Knights.