FCBD 2023: Dawn of DC - Knight Terrors #1
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FCBD 2023: Dawn of DC - Knight Terrors #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Chris Bachalo, Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
8.0Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Legendary comics artist Chris Bachalo (Doctor Strange, Deadpool) is returning to DC for the first time in over 20 years and teaming up with Williamson and Porter to help give fans an early look at Knight Terrors, with the Dawn of DC Knight Terrors Free Comic Book Day Special Edition. After a long night of crime-fighting with his father, Batman, Damian Wayne sleeps. But horrors invade his teenage dreams. Damian has seen a lot, but there is something different about this nightmare.

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey May 6, 2023

    Quick introduction that showcases how the heroes and the dreamscape will be colliding to provide us with an entertaining event from DC Comics. Joshua Williamson, Chris Bachalo, and Howard Porter give us a short opening chapter that makes you question what is real and what is a dream. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini May 6, 2023

    Free Comic Book Day 2023: Dawn of DC - Knight Terrors #1 sets up an interesting story while the art team shines. The story only takes up half the book with the rest being filled with variant covers and design art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 7, 2023

    Overall, there is a good nightmare aspect to it and the art is fantastic with amazing page layouts, but I still generally have no idea what's to come. But, between the issue and the concept art in the back, the issue has me more excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker May 6, 2023

    Although it was a brief story, I enjoyed the use of Damien to set up the upcoming Knight Terrors limited-series. The hilarious commentary from Firefly was my favorite standout moment from the issue, and I hope that we get little moments like that in the limited series. Knight Terrors looks to be something new and original for the Dawn of DC, and I look forward to seeing how Williamson and team craft these particular stories in July and August. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken May 6, 2023

    Dawn of DC Knight Terrors Free Comic Book Day Special Edition offers a glimpse into the nightmares to come from the Knight Terrors event that will dominate DC for two months. It's an interesting premise with some beautifully drawn fight sequences that successfully leans into the hallucinatory nature of the situation. There's not enough to render full judgement on what the rest of the stories will look like, but as a preview at least it delivers intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 6, 2023

    FCBD 2023: Dawn of DC - Knight Terrors #1 might not change anyone's mind on whether they will fully participate in this summer's event, but it shouldn't discourage anyone either.  It looks great and sets up the seeds of the story, and that's what I expect from an FCBD preview. Read Full Review

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