Knight Terrors #1

Event\Storyline: Knight Terrors Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 27
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Hello, ghouls and ghosts! This is Boston Brand, a.k.a. Deadman, and I’ll be your supernatural tour guide across the Knight Terrors stories! After that fancy special oversize issue you have to read first, the whole world is trapped inside their nightmares, and Batman and I are trying to figure out who Insomnia really is…and why he wants revenge on the heroes of the DC Universe!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Chad Burdette Jul 11, 2023

    The issues cliffhanger is one that should leave long-time fans of the DCU with a dropped jaw and even more excitement for what is to come in the main story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 11, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 shows that the real world is just as intense as the nightmares. An issue that is jaw-dropping to look at, the visuals are pivotal to help tell the story. The art style changing page by page is fascinating and helps the exposition be read effortlessly. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 12, 2023

    The crossover enters its third week with a sharp little dive into the background of the big villain and a bit of a closer look at a character who is between series of his own. The crossover has had its ups and downs throughout the first two weeks, but its honestly been one of the better DC crossovers of the past couple of years. Some of DCs better writers have worked on it, and theyve all been pretty well integrated in the course of the series. There are still a couple of weeks to go, but the crossover has been a lot of fun going into the third week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 11, 2023

    DC's summer event continues with a high-octane adventure that will have you worried for the heroes. Deadman gets some excellent moments as he squares up with Insomnia to search for the Dream Stone. This creative team will have you wide awake for their quest to save the day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Jul 8, 2023

    Knight Terrors First Blood #1 is available now at your local comic shop and is free to read on the DC Universe Infinite app. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Aug 7, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 is a worthy read and a fun start to a potentially epic comic event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 15, 2023

    All of the artist bring their unique styles together to create some great, dark and nightmarish visuals throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 11, 2023

    This makes a good "spine mini, but this event overall will depend on how compelling the individual stories manage to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Davydh Tidey Jul 12, 2023

    A strong start for the four-issue miniseries, Knight Terrors #1 puts you straight into it, and looks damn good while doing it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 12, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 is an entertaining debut. While the horror genre feels out of place in the warm summer and overall the comic doesn't quite completely excite, it's still a fun and intriguing event with a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Sean MacNeil Jul 12, 2023

    Knight Terrors does a great job of setting up Insomnia. I'm excited to see where the Nightmare Stone actually is and what he is going to do with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Jul 11, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 is a comic that plays it safe. There's a formula here for a standard superhero comic with just enough exposition for the rest of the event, and it checks all the boxes. The action is fun and well drawn, and there's not really many overt flaws to criticize, but at the same time there's nothing exceptional to praise. For better or for worse, Knight Terrorscontinues to serve mostly as a springboard for its many tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2023

    Guiseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi and Caspar Wijngaard team up on the art. Their styles don't mesh as smoothly but it's functional in telling Deadman's story. So far there's not a lot of reasons to be excited for this event, but at least this time DC seems committed to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 10, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 contains great art and answers about Insomnia, weighed down with too much fluff and repetition about Deadman's origins. Layer on too-convenient answers about how people survive the big sleep and an inconsistent demonstration of Deadman's powers, and you get a mixed bag of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 13, 2023

    Full of zombies and nightmarish creatures, Knight Terrors seems designed for those who liked previous crossovers such as Blackest Night. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 12, 2023

    Ultimately, Knight Terrors #1 isn't bad. It's just a symptom of how crowded and contrived the entire event feels so far. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 12, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 is a boring issue full of recap and exposition. I'm not sure if Joshua Williamson knows the characters he's writing or if he's twisting them to force his narrative forward, but it's already starting to get messy.  The art was good throughout this issue, but the scariest thing going on in Knight Terrors so far is how much it's killed the Dawn of DC momentum. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 11, 2023

    Knight Terrors #1 dedication to selling Deadman as the lead of DC Comics big event was ultimately a bad decision. Because of this choice there is no time spent on the impact of the Knight Terrors story on the DC Universe. This leads to a villain that is poorly presented and a scope for the big Dawn of DC event coming across as small. As a result Knight Terrors feels like a comic book event you can skip out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    imisaacv Jul 13, 2023

    Refreshing story. Kept me in the world the whole time

  • 8.5
    cincyfan Jul 15, 2023

    I really enjoyed issue 1 it had a great flow and I was really intrigued by the plot. This was Deadman doing a bit of detective work while inhabiting the body of the greatest detective of all time. I really like the pacing so far as building a back story and motivations is really important to me. I also love how Deadman is Taking center stage as he is one of the dc characters I really like that doesn't get used enough imo. I'm a huge fan of everything justice league dark so this is all right up my alley but I do have to say I'm really shocked we haven't seen some jld characters that you'd expect such as swamp thingbor Constantine. Overall this was a really good book with beautiful artwork that matched the tone of the plot perfectly. I think more

  • 8.0
    sawright20 Jul 26, 2023

    This series’ greatest flaw is when DC has chosen to release it. Probably could have held off a few months and released this later in the year after Dawn of DC had some more time to breathe.

    As for the comic itself though, I’m pleasantly surprised! Insomnia seems like a promising villain, and having Deadman as our protagonist makes the narrative much more interesting than if the series featured Batman or Superman in the lead role. The aesthetic is pretty cool (if inappropriate for summer), and it seems like Williamson is setting up interesting themes of repressed trauma.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jul 11, 2023

    Story is interesting and makes up for the art

  • 7.5
    ResearchReader Jul 14, 2023

    This issue was fine. The intro was mostly Deadman lore recap. Story was ok, but man if that is actually how the villain formed, that is so boring. Just some inmate with powers from the rain. I wont hold judgement on that yet, as I hope there are more character building twists but so far that is lame. The end though, I did enjoy the last two pages.

  • 7.5
    2birdsstoned815 Jul 11, 2023

    https://youtu.be/ElQ33ghUwAw

    :28 full review

  • 7.0
    Red Hood Jul 13, 2023

    After First Blood, this was an alright continuation that set up the event decently. It did feel a bit fast-paced at times and repeated the same thing continuously - which was that Insomnia wanted the Nightmare Stone.

  • 7.0
    derbycomics Jul 11, 2023

    After last week’s prelude KNIGHT TERRORS FIRST BLOOD #1, KNIGHT TERRORS #1 hits shelves this week as the official kickoff to the event’s main miniseries. Publishers love to create special beginning and finale issues of their events to artificially inflate the amount of #1s they can claim and promote and that was evident here. That was the case here, as there was no reason that KNIGHT TERRORS #1 couldn’t have been an oversized debut issue combining these two stories as they felt like one story cut in half. Joshua Williamson continues writing the story he established in FIRST BLOOD and is now joined by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, and Caspar Wijngaard on art.

    After an initial monolouge from Deadman that provides an inte more

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