Knight and Squire #2

Knight and Squire #2

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Jimmy Broxton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 10, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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In this second issue, our trusty heroes venture into rural England or as they know it, home. But when someone starts using dangerous dark magic, they spring into action only to face a surprising and unassuming enemy. Can they take down a powerful magical enemy and still make it home for supper?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 13, 2010

    It pains me to rank this book at #6 when it's definitely of a Book of the Week caliber. That just shows how strong this week really was for comics. There aren't many major flaws with the craftsmanship or the entertainment value of this comic. The lack of action may put some readers off, but the real stumbling block, and the main reason this didn't rank higher, is accessibility. This is definitely a niche comic for a niche audience, meaning that the average reader of the Rankings may not be able to get full invested into the comic. On one hand, I applaud Cornell and company for not even flinching with this book, but on the other hand, I do have to note how easily they dismiss a large potential audience that would love to jump onto the K&S bandwagon from Morrison's work. Still, if this is your thing, you'll freakin' love this book and you'll wish it were an ongoing series (I know I do). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 10, 2010

    While there's certainly something to be said about a comic that effectively transfers you to a wholly unique, totally vibrant place, Cornell's episodic style of storytelling in this mini feels a little watered down. Although I never think it's fair to compare a writer to Grant Morrison, it's impossible not to compare this series to Morrison's work with the same characters in "Blackest Knight." That story boasted the same bursting-with-life sense of place and culture as Cornell's Knight and Squire, yet did so while still managing to deliver a rollicking, fast paced adventure. Don't get me wrong – this mini-series is still quite enjoyable and, like I said, charming; it can just stand to offer a little more in terms of story. And although Cornell's last-page glossary and explanation of the Morris Men is much appreciated by this ugly American, I'd rather not need it to fully appreciate the actual issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 10, 2010

    Originally, I had this book rated at a 2 simply because I really didn't like it. But aside from my personal problems with it, it is a very solid book. The writing and art are great, and it's fun, but it's all about whether or not you like these two characters. I didn't read the first issue, but I had no trouble following this issue. It stands on it's own pretty well, so feel free to jump in now! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Nov 10, 2010

    Much like the first issue, I really feel like this would've been better served as a short featured in an 80 page giant. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 11, 2010

    The concept of "Knight and Squire" #2 is solid, but, after a promising, smart opening scene, the issue becomes a boring, flat read. The wit and energy of the characters displayed in their appearances in "Batman" and "Batman and Robin" is replaced with passive action that leans heavily on British cultural references. Except, all that's here are the references, something Cornell accomplished much more effectively in "Captain Britain and MI:13" by balancing those references with lots of excitement and bold storytelling. No, this comic left me completely cold and wondering what the point is besides having a British superhero book for the sake of having a British superhero book. Read Full Review

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