Knight and Squire #1

Knight and Squire #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Jimmy Broxton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Just as Gotham City has Batman and Robin, London has Knight and Squire the British heroes and frequent allies of The Dark Knight! In a secret bar within the city where peace is kept magically, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their day. But what happens when the magical barriers that disallow fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to keep the peace and save both friend and foe in this 6-issue miniseries from hot writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, Captain Britain and MI:13) and up-and-coming artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN).

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 16, 2010

    I really considered skipping over Knight and Squire, waiting for the reviews to pour in, and potentially picking it up in trade. This would have been a horrible decision. This comic is incredibly charming and entertaining with a great bit of action and superb character work. It feels like a natural extension of Grant Morrison's use of the characters (some of his best work in the last few years) and is a showcase of superb craftsmanship. I really, really dig this comic and I think you'd be absolutely insane if you didn't give it a shot. I told myself I would only feature one Book of the Week this week, but this issue made it extremely hard for me to decide what book that would be. While this didn't capture the top spot, it was certainly deserving of the honor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 13, 2010

    The issue's self-contained plot suggests this miniseries might stick to episodic stories, which is fine considering how foreign this world will be to many of us readers. Telling thinly connected stories set in this world seems like a fine way to get us acquainted to it. I just hope Cornell does a better job balancing effective storytelling with his crazy world-building. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Oct 17, 2010

    Really, Knight and Squire #1 would probably have worked better as the last issue of this series, but it certainly doesnt work as the first. As it now stands, the next issue is going to get the flip test at the store from me before I decide to buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 17, 2010

    If I had to sum this book up in a single sentence, I'd say it was like a Silver Age Batman book filtered through the sensibilities of the Carry On movies, Monty Python, Morecombe and Wise and The Two Ronnies. That might not make it everybody's cup of tea--especially if you like your superheroes to always be resolutely grim and serious--but I found it to be a charming approach that indicates hitherto untapped depths of creativity from Cornell, and one that provides a great showcase for Broxton's artistic talents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 18, 2010

    Overall, it's an oddly paced opener, but one that mostly succeeds in holding the reader's interest. If there's any major criticism, it's that the story lacks a cliffhanger or hook to keep the interest bubbling over until next issue. If this were a one-shot, that would be fine, but for a miniseries it's hard not to want something a little more than "the continuing adventures of Knight and Squire" to bring you back next month. Other than that, it's very strong and with some interesting ideas that could potentially carve out a whole new area of the DCU. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 14, 2010

    This issue launches an interesting story that has a wide array of characters to explore in the next five issues. This issue is a good introduction to those who haven't picked up the Club of Heroes and it is a good expansion for those that are familiar with the characters. This is a great creative team working on a fresh super hero angle. This is definitely worth picking up for those looking at something different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Oct 15, 2010

    All in all, the whole tone of this book is that of an amusing diversion rather than an exciting adventure. In today's comic book market, where all the books feature life and death situations, KNIGHT AND SQUIRE isn't really that compelling. Although this book doesn't really grab the reader by the throat, it would be nice to see a successful comic book that doesn't rely on shock and awe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 13, 2010

    I've liked this modern interpretation of the Knight and Squire since their introduction in Morrison and McGuiness' Ultramarines story line - - so it's fun to see them get their own stories following their appearance in Batman & Robin. That being said, I wonder if this would've been better served as a feature in an 80 page giant, because I really can't picture how it's going to sustain an entire mini. Read Full Review

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