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Dark Knights of Steel: Tales From The Three Kingdoms #1

Writer: Tom Taylor, Jay Kristoff, C.S. Pacat Artist: Caspar Wijngaard, Michele Bandini, Sean Izaakse Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The El Kingdom has been ruled with integrity and honesty for generations, by familes from the Waynes to the Els. The future of the kingdom lies with its three heirs and the challenges they will face...but what really prepared them for their tumultuous future? What stories defined Bruce, Zala, and Kal-El? Learn these tales and more from international bestselling writers Tom Taylor, Jay Kristoff, and C.S. Pacat!

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 6, 2022

    If you want to expand your understanding of the fantasy realm Taylor has spent the last year or so building, and get to know the histories of the characters he's filled it with, this is your chance. Don't pass it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 12, 2022

    So three stories, all filling in some details about the Dark Knights of Steel world, giving us character history and building on the lore. I really liked this. And hopeful I see Sean Izaaske's work elsewhere. His stuff sparked! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2022

    Overall, Taylor only writes one of the three stories here, but all three are excellent and live up to the level of quality he's established for this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2022

    Each of the stories inDark Knights of Steel: Tales From the Three Kingdoms offer something different with good characterization and great art. Some tales add more to the mythos of this universe, but all in all, it's an enjoyable must-read, especially if you've been enjoying the main series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 6, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel: Tales from the Three Kingdoms #1expands the world of DC's superhero swords-and-sorcery epic, with a trio of creative teams putting their own spin on heroes and villains alike. Even if you haven't read the main Dark Knights of Steel storyline, this is still a great read and a perfect example of how to execute a concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 7, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel has already lit up the imaginations of DC fans with a medieval take on characters that's proven to be irresistibly charming and brimming with intrigue. Tales from the Three Kingdoms offers three stories in the same vein, and each provides more of what readers are seeking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 6, 2022

    Overall, Dark Knights of Steel: Tales From The Three Kingdoms #1 was a good anthology-style book filling in some blanks and setting up some cool stuff in the Dark Knights of Steel Universe.  I can easily recommend this to anyone who is reading the series.  New readers should start at the beginning (that's always a good place to start), but they will likely enjoy this when they get to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Sep 9, 2022

    Here's hoping my favorites fall into some romance, healing, and care in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 9, 2022

    With another two month wait until we get a new issue of Dark Knights Of Steel this interlude one-shot, Tales From The Three Kingdoms, did well to buy give fans a chance to dive back into the world. Tales From The Three Kingdoms shows that there is a lot of potential in simply exploring the history of characters before the current events in Dark Knights Of Steel. If we get more of these hopefully Tom Taylor and company will give a chance for other characters not named Bruce Wayne to shine. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Sep 6, 2022

    If you were taken in by the mature side of Dark Knights of Steel, then this book is not for you. However, I can recommend reading this issue for wholesome palette cleanser. Albeit, The Tales of The Three Kingdoms are not entirely necessary to the main story, nor are they devoid of their individual problems. Simply put, the book is extremely harmless, but harmless to the point of being rarely noteworthy. On a positive note, I am looking forward to more Knights of Steel. Read Full Review

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