Rhyme Hard III: Rhyme Hard with a Vengeance
Time once again for my Demon rhyming shtick
And it ain’t getting old any time quick
Today’s Demon Knights start a new story arc
And we begin with two strangers coming out of the dark
They go to a church and they seem quite excited
When the abbot let’s them in. He says they’re invited.
Not smart padre, this guy is bad news,
You should see what he did to those other dudes
The guards outside, they all lay dead
Because this creepy fellow needed to be fed
The abbot fights back with cross and prayer,
But our scary friend does not seem to care.
Before killing the abbot, he calls himself Cain.
Then bites the guy’s neck and gives his blood a drain.
Elsewhere the Horsewoman’s riding away
From whoever happens to be chasing her today.
Turns out it’s a group of guys riding Bison
And it’s the Horsewoman’s bounty they got they’re eyes on
They kill her poor horse and drag her away
And throw her in a dungeon where they hope she will stay.
But she’s not alone, Exorsistos is there
Along with Shining Knight. (She looks cute with short hair)
Some guy shows up and he’s mighty pissed
He didn’t want our heroes treated like this
Turns out Al Jabr ordered them brought here
He’s sorry they were mistreated and tells them to not fear.
Ex says Jabr is old, while the years go right past her
So Jabr was the only one who aged? The poor bastard
Jabr owns a city now, a technological glory.
But the others don’t appreciate it, let’s get back to the story.
Al Jabr has gathered them to confront the evil Cain
Before he causes all Europe much pain
And Cain has a secret weapon, a Vampire Amazon
And Ex can’t believe such a thing is going on.
Cain is powerful and pretty damn scary
The others may not be strong enough, the situation is hairy.
They can’t beat Cain, but there is one who can,
None other than the Demon, Etrigan.
But there’s a bit of a problem, Jason’s being ravaged
Since he’s a prisoner of our pal Vandal Savage.
He’s having a blast torturing Mr. Blood,
In exactly the way our friend Vandal would
He’d call for the Demon, but Jason’s mouth’s been burned shut
And we end with Vandal stabbing him in the gut.
It’s a new story and it’s looking pretty good
Exactly like I expected it would.
I can’t wait to see what happens next time
I will be here and yes I’ll still rhyme
Not much I can think of minor things here and there,
Like Ex and Knights relationship ending out of nowhere.
A solid issue and a decent start
We may have a new team, but we haven’t lost the heart.
It’s true that I’ll be missing Paul Cornell
But so far Rob Venditti is doing quite well