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In this second issue, our trusty heroes venture into rural England – or as they know it, home. But when someone starts using dangerous dark magic, they spring into action only to face a surprising and unassuming enemy. Can they take down a powerful magical enemy and still make it home for supper?


Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.4%


robbydzwonar11/13/10NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. I had a great time with the first issue.  I love Paul Cornell and magic is always fun.  I’m in for this one even though it’s a bit more of a heavy week for me.  

  2. I loved the first issue, but I’m hoping for a bit more story this outing, less Survey of British Superheroics. (Though both are awesome!)

  3. I loved the first issue, but as time has passed, I have no idea why. I’ll give it another shot, but this one had better have some story to it.

  4. i enjoyed the first issue but the budget is tight and i’m probably gonna trade wait on this

  5. The thing I love about this book is the Brit humor. As for story, I’ve been a Cornell fan since his first Doctor Who novel in ’92 and he has yet to disappoint. May be light on plot or may be overly convoluted but he always offers a fun ride.

  6. My shop sold out of this.  I’m a tad disappointed.

  7. I couldn’t understand what they were saying OR what was going on in this issue, or the first for that matter, so I’m done.

    It bad enough I have no idea what the hell is happening in ROBW #6, but this doesn’t make any sense to me either?!  Damn DC, you have to stop assuming all your readers are grad school physics students and get somebody who writes in layman’s terms.  GEEZ

  8. @robbydwonar

    You don’t have to be a grad school physicist, just English. 

  9. It is just entirely too affected.
    it’s slang for slang sake.
    I respect him for trying something interesting but it’s not working.

    Roger the boogley.

    I have lived in London, no one talks like this.

  10. I disagree entirely with the comments centering around the comprehensibility of this series. While I understand that many people are unfamiliar with the British slag Cornell employs (I am as much a novice as everyone else), I feel the British feel of the series provides almost all of its charm. To be honest, I don’t find the series as incomprehensible as many others do, so maybe it does not bother me. I think the series does a wonderful job of distinguishing the differences between similar incarnations of characters on opposite sides of the Atlantic. From the fact that Beryl’s secret identity is known by her next-door neighbor but not the community as a whole to the Knight’s request for the most recent magazine devote to castle dwellers, this series is charming and hilarious. Moreover, Cornell’s notes at the end of the issue are great. I find Knight and Squire a clever, Silver-Age style book. I think what troubles a lot of people who find difficulty with the nature of this book is that it is a purposely British version of a beloved character. These aren’t true British superheroes – it isn’t as if this mini was ripped from the pages of 2000 AD. These are deliberately created versions of Batman and Robin who are being even more Anglicized with this miniseries, and consequently, its somewhat off-putting. Fair enough, I can buy that. Nonetheless, I think it is important to point out that British comic fans have devoured American reprints for years and I’m sure they have had to stop to think through our American slang, syntax, and diction. If you take a moment to review what you are reading and use your inferencing abilities, I think the issue makes a lot more sense and, hopefully, becomes much more entertaining. Or, people might simply not like the series – and that’s fine too.

  11. This was FANTASTIC.  PotW by a mile. 

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