Thursday, September 15, 2011

Demon and /or Knight pun goes here


So I actually had a chance to get to the comic shop and pick up some New 52 (52!) books. Here is the review for the first one

Demon Knights- w/Paul Cornell a/Diogenes Nievs
This book deals with a medieval team of bandits/not quite heroes against The Horde. Kind of like a Arthurian Secret Six. I won't reveal all the members revealed so far in case you want to read it.Other then the Demon,who is on the cover,and Madame Xanadu(!).Though I will give the hint that one is a long term DC villain or is it long lived(wink). Also neat little Legion tie-in this book. Yes a Legion of Superheroes tie-in a medieval fantasy book.

Now long time readers of this blog know my love for one Mr. Cornell. He has a way with dialogue and setting up situations. The plots are great too don't get me wrong but I think I would read something like Wally Lumpkin the Fantastic Four Mailman if he wrote it.(ooh and Alan Davis on art)

I first saw Diogenes Nieves on Legion and liked his work but now he has stepped up his game.This is some great work where his designs and expressions standout

My final verdict: Will continue to read it I like where it is going. Fun read even you don't like fantasy. Totally not the Tolkien retread that you usually picture when someone says fantasy(sorry Shannara fans)More like a Dirty Dozen type book. Insert more praise here

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