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Subject: Demon Knights, Volume One: Seven Against the Dark, Cornell
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The follwing is the review I posted on my new review blog, SKJAM! Reviews http://www.skjam.com which also covers things that are not comic books. Stop by!

Comic Book Review: Demon Knights Vol. 1 (Seven Against the Dark) by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves & Oclair Albert



When DC Comics rebooted their mainline universe in 2011, this left them free to rearrange the past of that universe . To fill in part of that timeline, we have this title.

After a brief moment at the fall of Camelot, we see the town of Little Spring, a relatively peaceful village that just so happens to be host to seven ill-assorted strangers. It’s a close call as to whether these strangers or the encroaching army of the Questing Queen is more of a danger. Nevertheless, it falls to this ragtag band of misfits to defend Little Spring until it can be relieved by Alba Sarum.

The “heroes” of this story don’t much like each other, and several of them aren’t very heroic at all. But like it or not, they have to work together…or do they?

This one of the more successful reimaginings of the New 52. Paul Cornell does good banter, and blends what we “know” of various characters with new information in interesting ways. Several mysteries are set up, only a couple of which actually get movement in this volume, which contains the first seven issues of the series. Also, kudos to Mr. Cornell for a relatively diverse cast, and not pretending it was only white able-bodied men who did anything important in the Middle Ages.

There’s quite a bit of gory violence, and some dark themes–I would recommend this for older teens and up.
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