Reviews on Demand - Demon Knights B+
My status this morning described the fact that I was a victim of Murphy's Law last night. The first attack came when I left the house for the Comic Book store last night without setting the new CW show Arrow on record. Now I have to wait until Friday night when it repeats! The second attack came when I got to the comic book store. I had taken just about everything off my pull list because spending 200 bucks a month on comics around Christmas time just isn't an option right now. So I have cut that in half. I kept comics like Batman on my list because of its ability to sell out. Everything else I figured I could pull from the shelves on a weekly basis. Come to find out, last night, that the DOTF frenzy caused the stores limited supply of Batgirl to sell out leaving me without a copy! See what I get for trying to be fiscally responsible! Anyway, on to today's review as promised for a friend here on the Vine.
First, I'd like to point out how much I have been enjoying this title. I feel like the unwilling Knights have very good chemistry and that most of the characters are very compelling and unique and the story is excellent. Issue 13 sees Etrigan's return to Hell, making issue 0 appropriately timed and executed so that we really know what the history has been like for Etrigan and his ambitions. We also get another pleasant serving of history and background on many of the characters such as the Horse Woman and Exoristos as well as some character development of The Shining Knight and Vandal Savage. I enjoyed seeing each team member's version of hell and I even think that Etrigan has his own personal hell taking place too. I am eager to see where this dangerous game between Etrigan and Lucifer is going.
I'm never really one to spend TOO much attention on the art in comics but I will go as far to say that the art in this book isn't bad and works for this title. Nothing about the artwork turns me off from what is taking place.
Like I said, I am enjoying this title very much, but there are a few things that are keeping me from tacking on that last star. First of all, because of the relatively large ensemble cast, for every peak I am given into a specific character I am always left feeling that it was not enough! As the issues keep coming though, I think this feeling will diminish. Also, it is kind of a hard book for new readers to jump in to without having been reading it from the start, especially with the reappearance from an adversary from the book's first arc. Even for me I feel like I have to go back and reread the entire series one after another to catch back up after taking the month off after 0 month.
Other than that, I highly recommend this title.
This book features characters and story that I can't get enough of and the plot really gives you a sense of danger and intrigue, though it is complex and hard to just jump in to. I can't wait to see where the title is going but can't help feeling like I wish I knew more about certain characters by now.