Knight and Squire #5

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Jimmy Broxton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Jarvis Poker, the British Joker, has been receiving death threats. But who would want to hurt such a sweet old villain? The lives of the Knight, the Squire and the Shrike take a turn for the cold and deadly, as fear casts its shadow over London town. Can the Super Heroes of Britain work together to resist the onslaught of gritty realism?

  • 9.5
    IGN - Feb 10, 2011

    There's only one issue left to go, so the adventures with these characters will soon be coming to an end. I can't urge you enough to go out and pick up this series, if not in floppy form then the trade paperback. Issue #5 proves that these characters have longer legs than just a six issue mini. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 14, 2011

    However, it's those three examples of pathos that really make the story effective and involving, and which have me incredibly keen to see how things play out in the book's concluding chapter next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 16, 2011

    This quirky and charming miniseries rolls on this week with its strongest issue yet thanks to a great effort from artist Jimmy Broxton and simply superb plotting and character writing from Paul Cornell. This is a book with a niche audience, which, sadly, will keep us from ever having a Knight and Squire ongoing series, but as a member of that audience, I am damn glad that this book is what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 14, 2011

    The series is very specific about what it wants to be: more cerebral than action-driven. As a cultural, critical, metafictional piece, it's excellent, but don't expect much in the way of brawling, energy beams, or bombs. Read Full Review

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