Monday, June 6, 2011
Knight And Squire #1-6 AKA I Don't Know Enough British Humor For A Good Pun Here
The Knight is essentially the British version of Batman, with the Squire serving as the Robin. Paul Cornell is a great British writer. This combination makes sense. When he was put on this mini-series he created something phenomenal and hilarious that also towards the end gets a bit meta-textual, and you know I love when comics do that. Read on to hear about a dynamite series.
The great thing about this series is that the first four issues seem to be one-off tales that actually cleverly set up the big conflict that occurs in issue five and six. With the groundwork laid and hints put in place Cornell is able to set something genius in motion that I won't outright spoil, although I am going to give away one of the big reveals at the end of issue #5, so you have been warned. Basically, over the first four issues Cornell shows a bar where all the heroes and villains meet up to just relax, the Knight and Squire fight some evil dancers, combat a evil clone of King George who masters social-networking and tries to take over England when not talking to himself--seriously:
really hating Action Comics #901 it's nice to know that while maybe Cornell is having some trouble writing Superman he is still an extremely talented writer. I mean, I adored this.
5 out of 5 stars.
Batman: Knight and Squire if you want to order the trade now and enjoy it in early July.