Demon Knights #2

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The siege that will reverberate through history to the present-day DCU begins as the Demon Etrigan and his unlikely lover, Madame Xanadu, face the Horde! What five (mostly) noble souls would be crazy enough to join them? The cover gives but a hint, and the point could well be moot by the time this issue's done. For the Horde is armed with the magic of Mordru including some decidedly different dragons!

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Oct 19, 2011

    This is definitely looking more and more like a Dungeons and Dragons book. I love the action and the non stop pace that this book is running at. You barely got a second to relax this issue as our heroes are fighting dragons, and flying beasts, and dodging fireballs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 14, 2011

    Once Cornell gets his footing, he's quick to build up speed, and the series ramps well into high gear in this issue. Even if you don't love fantasy, you'll appreciate the pure fun of this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 12, 2011

    Paul Cornell is honestly the perfect fit for this series. We've seen what happens when he's allowed to let his imagination run wild, and it usually always winds up being a good thing. A series like Demon Knights is a perfect creative playground for Cornell to experiment in. And thus far, his experimentation has paid off with one of DC's most entertaining books coming out of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 13, 2011

    Demon Knights hits up what's essentially the next few minutes from the previous issue by giving us a good dose of action, bloodshed and hilarity. It's a very fast moving issue with what it does since it just keeps going and going, with the Questing Queen pages being the only part the slows things down for just basic dialogue, but it's not a fast read which is a plus. There's a lot going on with each page, a good mix of characters that we're discovering and the little quirks to them that makes them stand out. Some work better than others here, shifting the focus to them compared to the first being about Xanadu for example, as Vandal Savage really comes across well here while Etrigan gets to have some fun too. It'll be going big for at least another issue it seems and hopefully we'll see the formation of the team in a more formal way soon with a clearer mission. But right now, Demon Knights is just a whole heck of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Waylon Wernette Oct 14, 2011

    If you are looking for a fun new book, check out Demon Knights. Plus if you are not sure if you will like it, download issue #1 which is now only $1.99. Don't pass up on this fun series; you'll end up kicking yourself later. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Shawn Morrissey Feb 20, 2012

    Tony Daniel is again on cover duty, and he does a good job. It looks like the poster for a 1980s fantasy movie, like The Beastmaster, which suits the title. It isn't an outstanding cover, but all in all I like how Daniel draws Etrigan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 16, 2011

    I'm loving every moment of this comic, but I recognize that it might not be for everyone. On the other hand, if medieval superheroes fighting endless hordes of evil monsters a midst witty oneliners sounds appealing to you, I would strongly urge you to give this title a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 17, 2011

    Demon Knights reminds me a lot of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. I'm not suggesting in any way this is a bad thing -- I simply have (probably) seen the same media as Paul Cornell, a Doctor Who writer and one of the few Doctor Who novelists in the '90s that respected the television show more than their own ill-fitting ideas. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 13, 2011

    There's a nice variety of characters here, but there needs to be a little more balance between them. This isn't my favorite of the relaunched titles, but it's also far from the worst of the bunch. It's an average book, but it certainly has potential to be much more. Read Full Review

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