Demon Knights #16

Demon Knights #16

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Its the DC debut of new writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Surrogates)!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 18, 2013

    If you havent read Demon Knights before, or had abandoned the title at some point since its initial launch, issue 16 is a brilliant place to jump back in and fall in love. Unique characters in a unique setting. Smart writing with high quality art. And a great place to start experiencing it all. What could be better? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Richard Dessler Jan 16, 2013

    All in all, Demon Knights 16 proves to be a great beginning to a new story. Hopefully it'll be as excellent a tale as the last arc and as full of exciting twists and turns, unlikely friends and foes, and shocking betrayals and beheadings. And, hey Venditti, as a personal favor to me, maybe you could even find a home for some of the other I, Vampire characters, too? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 22, 2013

    It's a great relief to find that Venditti makes a smooth transition between what Cornell left behind and what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 16, 2013

    It's nice to see "Demon Knights" #16 kicking off the new creative team in a good way; the title feels fun and suspenseful once more, and it's already invigorated my interest in the book. Hopefully Venditti's arrival will give "Demon Knights" a good readership boost, because I'd like him and Chang to have some time to show us what they've got in store next. So far, a good job. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 22, 2013

    With this series soon on its way out, it's kind of a shame to see Demon Knights make such a strong turnaround. Had this been the first arc, I have no doubts this series would have at least been better received, even though I know Paul Cornell's name brand status hits a little bit harder than Venditti's. But rather than dive into the self-indulgent, inaccessible magicks and battle scenes, this new-and-improved Demon Knights focuses on character and team dynamics with great success. Definitely a pleasant surprise to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jan 18, 2013

    Venditti has proven himself to be a more than adequate writer and it's very exciting to see him make his New 52 debut. While he clearly has something up his sleeve, his desire to not reveal too much too quickly gives this issue a lack of urgency. If you're a fan of the book already, then have no fear, it is much the same book as it was under Cornell's pen. If you're a fan of Fialkov's "I, Vampire," then definitely give this book a shot, as this arc will likely tie-in heavily to events seen in that series. For everyone else, this issue isn't likely to get you all too excited for DC's fantasy foray. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jan 20, 2013

    With so many straight superhero books on comic book shelves, it remains nice to have something slightly different coming out from DC. I like that Venditti and Chang have managed to maintain links to the work of the creators who've come before them on the title, but I also wonder if they're staying a little too close to that origin. I like Demon Knights, but it has been running the risk of becoming stagnate. Hopefully these two gentlemen can inject some real change as they ease their way into the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 16, 2013

    If this is a taste of what's to come, I'm not impressed. The fun is gone, the humor falls flat, and there's way too much standing around talking. To quote the Horsewoman, "We should've heeded [Merlin's] words and never separated." Also, Venditti's vampires are going to need to be way more badass if they're going to look like anything other than Jubilee from the X-Men in the wake of I, Vampire. To top things off, the violence toward animals in this issue, while marginally useful to Venditti's characterizations, is distressing. I'll give Venditti another chance next month, but, beyond that, no promises. Read Full Review

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