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Review – Dark Knights of Steel #1

Review - Dark Knights of Steel #1

Review – Dark Knights of Steel #1

Writer: Tom Taylor

Artist: Yasmine Putri

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: November 3, 2021

Variants: Gabriele Dell’Otto, Joshua Middleton, Wayne Reynolds, Kael Ngu, Carla Cohen

In The Beginning

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will arise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems…

From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU!

Have a look at writer Tom Taylor launching it in the video below

Writer: Tom Taylor

Taylor throws the DC Universe back in time over 700 years and resets the clock in this stunning new series. As a doomed planet explodes a scientist and his pregnant wife escape on a rocket to a backwards planet. As they land they are attacked by knights on horseback with disastrous results (for the knights)

The prophecy foretold of the coming of these spacemen and the young Constantine is used by King Jefferson to plan resistance to the mighty House of El.

Taylor takes everything great about DC, mixes it with Game of Thrones, adds a pinch of his own magic to forge a brave new world. It’s brutal but I like it!

The gentle nod to Batman through his eared helmet as well as his Robin squires is hilarious.

Artist: Yasmine Putri

Redeveloping a whole universe of heroes is a very dangerous undertaking but Putri crafts Taylor’s script skillfully balancing between modern, well-known aspects of each character while reimagining them in a medieval setting. A great example would be Black Canary now a witch but keeping her sonic powers.

Overall Thoughts

This premiere issue focuses mainly on the House of El, but by jumping the story forward 19 years on page 12 Taylor creates a tantalising gap that will be the source of much of the following issues plot and character development. The final panel of the issue will have many readers adding this to their subscription list alone.

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