Knight Terrors #2

Event\Storyline: Knight Terrors Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 25
7.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Oh dang-I gotta do another one of these this month? Batman and I are joined by…Wesley Dodds, the Sandman?! What the heck? I thought I was the only dead person allowed in this story. I guess not! We uncover one of Wesley’s oldest cases, which haunted him until the day he died-and it points us in the direction of the Nightmare Stone. But Insomnia has unleashed his own army to hunt us down…the Sleepless Knights. And this issue is their first appearance, kids! Get scared!

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Chad Burdette Jul 25, 2023

    Knight Terror #2 is exactly what one would expect from the second installment of an event storyline, an issue providing glimpses into Insomina's origin, motivations, and the existence of the Nightmare Stone. While still a fun and intense read, Williamson has a huge task of completing the setup/background for the event, giving readers a satisfying conclusion to the event, and fitting it into the overall Dawn of DC banner umbrella. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Aug 29, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 is fantastic and it will be very interesting to see what happens to Deadman and Sandman in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 25, 2023

    All of the artists deliver some fantastic imagery throughout the issue. The art does a brilliant job of conveying both the adventure and horror of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 28, 2023

    There are dark and sinister shadows around the entire issue. Its not very easy to bring authentic horror to the page in a way that sneaks in around the perceptions of a reader. Populating a world full of people having nightmares with dead people and the resurrected heroes of ages past is a very powerful step in the right direction. The reality being presented in the story feels like its own kind of nightmare. All of the heroes are gone, and all thats left is a few shadows of people who arent alive anymore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Sean MacNeil Jul 26, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 adds another entertaining issue to the collection. Boston Brand Batman continues to be the hero we all deserve when the rest of the world falls asleep. Keep them coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 25, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 has a lot to accomplish. So much of the real world has been obscured by the other tie-ins, so Williamson has to shoulder the responsibility of exposition. The pace can be slow, but this comic is keeping the others afloat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Davydh Tidey Jul 27, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 proves that DC events can be a lot more versatile than they have been previously. Blending horror and mystery thriller in a unique way, that's quite reminiscent of Hellblazer, Department of Truth, and a little bit of Sandman Mystery Theatre, this team's bringing some darkness to the Dawn of DC. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 25, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 continues the story and gives funny banter between Deadman and Sandman while sprinkling in some clues, but it reads like a quick issue. It is enlightening to get some backstory on the Nightmare Stone and Insomnia with a tease of the Sleepless Knights, but some more action would've sealed the deal on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 25, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 delivers a pile of useful information about the origins of the nightmare stone, and the plot developments are relatively interesting with creepily strong art. That said, the plot lacks urgency, and a key player shows up without setup or context unless you happen to read all the tie-in issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 25, 2023

    We dont know the characters nor do we really know the rules. And even after this event is over, what does it lead towards? What was its purpose? Where was the setup for the event? Readers, I want to like this event but it just seems out of place and without direction. After two issues of Knight Terrors and almost every single tie-in issue, Im still royally confused. Its hard to pay money for something where you dont see purpose or feel connected to the characters. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Jul 25, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 is a story that's stretched out in order to take a simple premise and have it last as long as necessary. It jumps from flashback to dream sequence to flashback with not much narrative momentum or consequence. The overall tone wavers between goofy and spooky, resulting in a cheesy horror story that might appeal to fans of camp. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 26, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 is a dud.  With the tie-ins barely doing anything to push things forward, Joshua Willamson should be doing more in the main book to make this Event feel... eventful.  Sadly, that's not the case.  One month in, I still wonder who thought this story was good enough to be an Event, let alone an Event that put so many better books on hold for two months! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 26, 2023

    Knight Terrors #2 is a case of a comic that doesn't really know exactly what it's trying to do all built on a premise stretched so thin that the holes get bigger and bigger every page. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    sawright20 Jul 26, 2023

    I’m still mostly on board. I like the idea that Insomnia is outraged by the idea that super heroes get to die and come back to life all the time, whereas regular people just die. The Sandman flashback art style was fun, as well. I’m a tad confused on some plot points though, as I feel like the rules of the nightmare realm and Insomnia’s powers haven’t been explained very well. The subtext of this series has potential, but the plot itself—bad guy wants a thing so he can do a thing so good guys have to get the thing first—is pretty tired.

  • 7.0
    ResearchReader Jul 31, 2023

    Look, I really like Dodds and his entire look. Undead verion of him I am jiving with. However, there feels like such little movement in this story. 3 Issues in and we are still sort of in a talk and learn phase, not much fighting or moving stuff forward. Not much to say as not much happens. Nice art though.

  • 7.0
    brazilian-nightwing Jul 28, 2023

    The "Knight Terrors" main event issues grows up when Deadman tooks the lead (now with the fun company of prime Sandman), but still a little confuse with its plot developing.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jul 25, 2023

    to be honest this issue felt flat. this event so far isnt as entertaining as Dark Crisis or Infinite Frontier. The art, story and pacing leave much to be desired.

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  • 6.5
    derbycomics Jul 27, 2023

    KNIGHT TERRORS #2 is out which means we’re finally back to the main event story two weeks after KNIGHT TERRORS #1 came out. I’ve been looking forward to getting back to this story as plot details have been few and far between in the tie-ins that have been released in-between these two issues. They’ve all left me anxious for a better understanding what’s happening to cause all these heroes to fall asleep. We’re now officially halfway through the event and I can’t say that I’m any closer to feeling like I have a clue. But I’m trying not to let my frustrations with the larger event cloud my judgment of this issue, so let’s dive in!

    I’m really enjoying Williamson’s work with Deadman. He’s given the character a more

  • 6.5
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