Dark Knights of Steel #8

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Yasmin Putri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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The battle between the Three Kingdoms has begun in brutal fashion, and to call the opening salvo anything less than shocking is an understatement! Can the Trinity stop further bloodshed? Or has all-out war truly begun?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 2, 2022

    This isn't high fantasy it's violent fantasy and I'm enjoying every moment of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 1, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel makes a triumphant return and with war imminent it should only intensify in the upcoming months. With this creative crew, it should be one of DC's strongest titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 1, 2022

    Some major players aren't present in this issue, but the story still manages to hit on every cylinder and escalate in a huge way. With only four issues left, it's hard to imagine just how many twists and turns still await usbut I can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 4, 2022

    With Jor-El dead and Clark imprisoned, Lara isn't going to just sit there and watch. Great top panel of the Queen entering the fray.  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 9, 2022

    It took a bit to get back into the groove of the series and remember the who, what, where, when, and why of things but Taylor's plotting and dialogue works well to reconnect me with the story and its cast. I'm definitely glad to get this book underway again as it's a strong and engaging work with some really neat designs and ideas behind it and it takes chances in showing things playing out badly. Ivy's got a great moment here and I really liked Harley trying to find a path to peace. Constantine being even more reckless than usual is a whole lot of fun as well. Definitely a solid return that has me excited for the remainder of this back half. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Nov 3, 2022

    My complaint since issue #6 has the same, this series is coming out so slowly it's agonizing at times. I think we're now a year in and we're only just past halfway done, when I expected the series to be completed by now. It's alright, we're getting there… slowly but surely. However, if you're someone a bit impatient like me, then I suggest waiting for the full collection to come out. Also, if you're like me, then you'll want the next issue right now! The art's beautiful and the story pulls you in every time. Issue #8 gave a good jolt to the proceedings, and I'm absolutely looking forward to the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 1, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #8 continues to move the plot along as war seems inevitable. While much of this issue is focused on an army literally marching to war, it's still good for a shocking death and some fun character moments with a fantasy twist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Nov 1, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #8 feels like one of the better chapters in a sometimes hard to read series. Much of its conflict comes as a result of several clashing storylines. I can tell Taylor has a handle on the direction by how each moment weaves into the narrative. The layout, color, and tone of the artwork is also a positive standout. Overall, I'm glad that things seem to be picking up, and hope for further major reveals in the mystery. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 1, 2022

    The War of the Three Kingdoms finally fully kicks off with Dark Knights of Steel #8. The story is equally dramatic and action heavy as you would expect. There are moments that do happen in this issue that do show how little time there is to fully develop certain key sub-plots and characters. That timing issue does impact how well the beginning of the War of the Three Kingdoms goes over. But what does take place keeps you engaged enough to want to find out how things will go next in Dark Knights of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    TheObserver Nov 3, 2022

    Even though it took a while to get back into it, it's a great return. The story is convincing and the tension is real. Constantine is particularly well written. He wants war, he wants it powerfully, he becomes almost obnoxious. It's just a shame that Tom Taylor felt the need to show us that there was a third party involved in this story (with his own motivations clearly geared towards chaos). It wasn't necessary and it takes some of the bite out of the story. What an ending, I can't wait to read the rest. Not in 6 months eh!

  • 9.0
    axdn Nov 1, 2022

    This is good, but I thing I need the pacing to be faster.

  • 7.5
    fzanca Nov 5, 2022

    The series finally came back after a weird hiatus. I liked it for the most part. It was good to see Harley and Ivey and Ollie and Black Canary. For the most part, everything worked, Constantine's hot temper and Ivy as the forest witch. Joker as Green Lantern is pushing it as is Lara acting completely out of character. Let's see where it goes.

  • 7.5
    daspidaboy Nov 1, 2022

    It's not bad, however this story is slowly losing steam. I hope it picks up soon.

  • 5.0
    Blueper Nov 2, 2022

    At this point, I kinda understand the negativity.

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  • 1.0
    PterSa Nov 1, 2022

    This series is a complete and utter failure. It’s so fixed on pretending to be smarter than it actually is it completely fails at every level. The story is complete forced conflict and randomeness, we’ve got a bunch of characters that barely know each other fighting each other because a third group we barely know anything about just falls from the sky and kills somebody so that the story can advance, yet, instead of trying to get the tone of a “classic” fantasy series, this wants to trick you into thinking it’s actually layered when its not. The twists are either so obvious they don’t really warrant so much time dedicated to to them (yeah, the Evil Els are probably imposters, we get it, that reveal should have come several issue more

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