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Just as Gotham City has Batman and Robin, London has Knight and Squire – the British heroes and frequent allies of The Dark Knight! In a secret bar within the city where peace is kept magically, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their day. But what happens when the magical barriers that disallow fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to keep the peace and save both friend and foe in this 6-issue miniseries from hot writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, Captain Britain and MI:13) and up-and-coming artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN).

Variant cover by BILLY TUCCI

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.7%


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Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. Preview for this makes it appear to be just about the best thing in comics.

  2. Checking out this issue to see if it’s my thing. I love Paul Cornell’s work immensely. Normally I would wait for the trade on something like this, but I would like a series like this to be an ongoing deal.

  3. As a british citizen I hope this isn’t just a gigantic pisstake of british people… or "satire" from the American perspective. Comics are always really horrendous to read when just features super posh people talking like jackasses to one-another for an entire book… have you been to London? It’s probs as dangerous as Philly

  4. @origamikid well, Cornell is a Brit so I would assume it’d feel genuine.

  5. Ah good stuff I didn’t realise! I didn’t even realise he did Captain Britain, I think I read some of that hahahaha

     Ah well, pretty light week, I’ll probs give it a try- besides something from DC that isn’t Batman or Green Lantern related is usually tough to find.

  6. @origamikid: You should watch the interview we did with Cornell at SDCC. He talks a lot about this book.

  7. I was really excited for this but mixed on the preview. May still give it a go

  8. This should be fun. I enjoy Cornell’s work, and the backstory of Knight and Squire was always something I enjoyed Morrison giving us a peak into. Morrison always made these characters and their world seem so expansive, dropping little hints of their history together and the foes they faced. Here’s hoping Cornell’s story will finally show us the villain Springheeled Jack, whom Morrison’s hinted about being Knight’s arch-nemesis for like ten years now!

  9. I like Cornell…but Broxton’s art is too underwhelming for me to try something like this out. I’d pull it, but i know it’ll be one of those books i put back on the shelf when i’m at the shop. 

  10. @sammy, im kinda in the same boat, i loved captain britain, been lukewarm on some of his other work but am sort of hesitant based on the preview. i’ll give it a shot though

  11. I’m not officially pulling this yet; oh but I so want too.

  12. I tihnk ths book will be good enough to wait for the trade,

     it will be hard to do though I really like Squire.


    @origamikid LOOKIMG FOR something from DC that isn’t Batman or Green Lantern related? 

    Well look harder this book is BATMAN related.

  13. Definitely picking this up. I wish Paquette was doing interiors but the preview was pretty enough. Given the nature of the batline recently, this should be a fun breath of fresh air.

  14. hahaha true @Reform so let me be a little clearer – something that isn’t RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE or BRIGHTEST DAY related.

     And cheers Conor I will check it out!

  15. So looking forward to this.

  16. Paul Cornell is a crazy man/genius. I definitely want this.

  17. Possibly the most anticipated book of the week…aside from Film Noir Batman.

  18. I’m really looking forward to this one too.  Did anyone else notice the counting in the preview?  It looks like ‘Brox’ is on every page.  Does anyone know the significance?

  19. OK, DUH!  It’s short for the artists last name.  Interesting that it can be found on every page of the preview.  I wonder if it’ll be throughout the issues.

  20. Didn’t do it for me

  21. This was both interesting and fun.  Not my favorite book of the week, but I’ll pick up #2.

  22. This was bordering ‘Highland Laddie’ territory with some of the dialogue, and the story was…weak and dreadfully uneventful, but I’ll see it through to the end.

  23. Cornell is an enjoyable read.
    Its a bit all over the place at times, which reminds me of Grant Morrison’s writing style.
    But this was so clever, silly and British . . .
    Really liked the Brit-info page at the end.
    Seems like Cornell borrowed the concept of the pub from Neil Gaiman.
    Looking forward to the next issue.

  24. British superheroes/villians are idiots. Loved this!

  25. "The story was…weak and dreadfully uneventful" <- Mikeandzod21

    Perfectly stated.  I was really looking forward to this book (I love Squire!) but I am one and done.  Talk about nothing happening in an issue, wow.  And I thought it was insulting to the British that their superheroes and villains are watered down versions of the Americans?!!  WTF?

  26. Okay, I’m just gonna say it.  Can we skip directly to the Milk Man spinoff?

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