Knight Terrors: Ravager #1

Event\Storyline: Knight Terrors Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 5, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Defend your life, Rose Wilson! Ravager is separated from Stormwatch and trapped in a nightmare world where she must protect her younger self from being consumed and corrupted by the Murder Man and his blood-crazed Slaughter Squadron. Can Ravager protect a young Rose Wilson without losing her own identity? Why does the Murder Man seem so familiar, and how does he know so much about Rose?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 4, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Ravager #1 is a claustrophobic boiling pot. Brisson places Rose Wilson in a house with no friends or help, asking her to protect a version of herself within an environment that isn't real. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 8, 2023

    This is probably the most straight-ahead adaptation of the horror genre in the whole crossover thus far. Knight Terrors: Ravager feels like one of the more sophisticated treatments of the nightmare realm concept. Rose comes across as a very formidable warrior against darkness. The deadly skill that she wields is that much more potent as the story explores the darkness that's not only in her own past but in her own mind. Theres a powerful contrast in that which feels overwhelmingly cool on more than one level. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 4, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Ravager is a strong chapter in the bigger event offering hints of where the larger story is going while delving into Ravager's psychosis. With plenty of blood and action, this might be one of the best tie-ins of the event so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 4, 2023

    Things tie in a little more closely with the Stormwatch story by the end, and it's clear that while every nightmare is a little different, they are going to fit in a pattern for most of the tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jul 4, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Ravager #1 is a competent tie-in story that uses the premise of a big two event to dig into the interiority of its lead. Brisson singles out Ravagers past and uses the two-part story to dig into her trauma as it relates to the nightmare realm. Soys linework emphasizes emotion and action, using the excuse of a nightmare to heighten the emotion to ten for great effect. The sensibilities of an action-packed superhero comic are well translated to the monster/slasher vein of horror, and the coloring plays on this thanks to the flashes of red. Knight Terrors: Ravager #1 is not groundbreaking and as a part of the larger event, is hard to recommend to the casual reader, but for fans of Ravager and Stormwatch, this is an excellent continuation of the ongoing story Brisson is telling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 9, 2023

    There's some cool aspects as to what's going on and a great twist towards the end. A pretty strong event tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Jul 27, 2023

    DC giving Ravager her own arc in their major summer event over some of the company's heavy hitters may seem an odd choice at first glance. But is clear from this issue that Rose Wilson will play a major role in how the event as a whole unfolds. Until then, what additional horrors await Ravager? And mixed in with that horror, there are a couple of twist and turns in this issue to keep readers intrigued and wanting to see what happens next. Knight Terrors: Ravager #1 is a low-key must read for fans following the larger storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 5, 2023

    This might not yet be one of the biggest chapters of the "Knight Terrors" story, but it still boasts a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Afterforevercomics Aug 9, 2023

    Let me begin by saying I have no idea who Ravenger is or her back story. However with that said this book was really good. At first I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it because of my lack of DC knowledge which is what happened with Knight Terrors: Black Adam.

    This one begins off with monsters going after some girl saying that father is mad and you know what happens when he is mad. Ravenger shows up and shit goes down. Someone is trying to escape the land of dreams to the waking world but they need help.

    Once again this may be one of the best events in comics that I have read (only been reading for like 3 years). I highly recommend people read this entire event. I’m hoping a Omnibus of this event comes more

  • 8.0
    wakizashireviews Jul 5, 2023

    This is more like it. A decent horror story with some eye-catching art by Dexter Soy. I like Ed Brisson's writing here. He's been doing good work on Batman Inc, too.

    This felt like a palate cleanse after the Batman issue. Definitely worth a look if you have any interest in Ravager.

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  • 7.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jul 4, 2023

    It's not a bad read. But this event........

  • 6.5
    derbycomics Jul 10, 2023

    In one of the more personal Knights Terror entries so far, Rose Wilson, a.k.a. Ravager, meets a younger version of herself, Rose Madison. This version of Rose grew up in a stable home with loving foster parents, instead of the brothel our version of Rose was brought up in. Ed Brisson masterfully writes the story with grace and highlights the inner conflict Rose hasn’t always had the space to deal with. Dexter Soy’s artwork also beautifully captures the raw emotion of the meeting, even with the Ravager mask covering half of our Rose’s face. Combined, it all builds up a touching view into Rose’s sense of self that helps ending’s “surprise” twist land even if it was telegraphed a bit earlier in the story.

    While this more

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    ed1138 Jul 19, 2023

  • 7.0
    ItsJess Aug 3, 2023

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