Demon Knights #5

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Diogenes Nieves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The pressure is mounting as the Horde prepares to breach the walls of Little Spring but inside the town, our heroes are at each other's throats! With their fragile alliance in tatters, and the enemy whispering in their ears, someone's going to break but for a reason you never saw coming!

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jan 18, 2012

    In general, all I have to say is this is still the best book in the DC-Nu. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 16, 2012

    The title is a fantasy fan's dream come true, but it also has great plotting and character work that would enrich any story, regardless of genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 11, 2012

    Demon Knights #5 might not push the ongoing plot forward much, but it does still entertain with some solid character building and interaction. I still stand by my assessment that Demon Knights is one of the best "happy surprises" of the New 52 relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 11, 2012

    Despite the confusion, this is a book you should be reading. The artwork is amazing, and this seems to be a true labor of love for writer Paul Cornell. These are some really cool characters, and it's a book you should give a shot, especially this and the next issue, but only if you like awesomeness. I highly recommend this issue and this series! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Fairbanks Jan 16, 2012

    Myself, I think I'll pick up my copy of Seven Soldiers or The Demon Omnibus the next time I want to read the adventures of Etrigan or the Shining Knight. Should I expect more from Demon Knights than an average D&D campaign with DC licensed characters? Should you? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 16, 2012

    The thing about Demon Knights that gets me the most is that this is a smart concept, but the execution feels less exciting and more run-of-the-mill. There are a few moments of greatness to this book " particularly when the roguish Al-Jabr gets the better out of one of the Horde's emissaries, or a nice-looking panel of Jason Blood muttering to himself in his tent " but there's a breakdown in core concept that's keeping this book from where is deserves to be. Make no mistake, this could be a good book... I want to like this book. But with too many characters being shoehorned in too early without a core tenet to bind them " not to mention artwork that compounds the cluttered nature of this story " it's hard to put a finger on what could be done to fix this book. Lesser demons, indeed. Read Full Review

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