"Rejoice, my son, for thou hast chosen the Amulet of Right o'er the Sword of Might! Therefore, let there be beauty and strength--power and compassion--honour and humility, mirth and reverence--within you... Be one with thy brothers of the Round Table--with Arthur and Lancelot, Gawain and Galahad, with them all... Be thou what they were--a hero! Strive forever to maintain the rule of right--of law and justice--against those who live and rule by might."

Chris Claremont, "From the Holocaust--A Hero!" Captain Britain No. 2 (20 Oct. 1976)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Demon Knights Update

Over the course of this weekend, I've come across some material on DC Comics's new series Demon Knights by writer Paul Cornell. DC now includes solicitations up to number 4. Praised by a number of critics including PopMatter's shathley Q, the series features Jason Blood/Etrigan, Madame Xanadu, Vandal Savage, and Ystina, the Shining Knight and opens at the fall of Camelot.

First up, David Uzumeri of Comics Alliance comments on its reworking of continuity in the wake of the Flashpoint event; he notes elsewhere that the new Stormwatch series (also by Cornell) is tied to Demon Knights by virtue of its founding by Etrigan.

While, shathley Q offers a more detailed commentary for PopMatters that establishes what he sees as the series strengths.

I welcome news of further comments/reviews on the series.

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