Demon Knights #1

October 16, 2011 7:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I kept putting off reading this one,¬†because I had no interest in a book featuring the rhyme-talking demon Etrigan. So I was surprised to find that it’s actually a fun, interesting book.

First of all, they made a big change to Etrigan: he doesn’t talk in rhyme anymore. Part of me is sad to see such an iconic part of the character go, but another part is glad to see it gone – reading those often-convoluted rhymes is a surprising hassle, and it really took me out of the story while trying to figure out the cadence.

And the book isn’t just about Etrigan either. This book shows us several of DC’s medieval-style characters coming together after the fall of Camelot. A few I recognize, like Madame Xanadu and Vandal Savage. Others are probably¬†established characters, but I’m not familiar with any of them yet.

It’s too early to see how much of a team-up book this will be, or what the group’s goals will be, or even if they’re going to try to do good or just go around killing stuff. After all, Etrigan isn’t really a hero (chaotic neutral at best) and Vandal Savage is usually a villain.

This turned out to be quite interesting, so I’ll definitely be checking out the next issue, at least.

Verdict: Another pleasant surprise

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