Review by: robbydzwonar

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Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

What the hell is a Morris Man?  And why the hell should I care?  How am I supposed to find out when I can’t understand a single word the characters are saying in this damn book?

Two issues in and I couldn’t understand what was happening in either, and still don’t care enough to find out.   I couldn’t understand what anybody was saying in either issue, and I don’t seem to care to find out about that either.

It seems as if now would be a wise time to drop this crap and point my $$ at something much better.  If this series makes a vast improvement over the next four issues, although I highly doubt that it will from what I’ve seen so far, then I can always grab the TPB later on in life.  Hopefully by then there’ll be enough online forums out there better explaining WHAT THE HELL I AM READING here.  I am doubting that this will be a hardcover before it’s a softcover anyway.

I sure hope that the next Batman & Robin three part story arc is more like Lex Luthor in Action Comics, and a whole bunch easier to interpret then whatever I’m supposed to be reading about here…??

The art is not bad at all though.  One of my favorite styles of penciling, if this is considered a style, and the coloring is absolutely vivid!!  What a waste of good talent!!

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. 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.

  2. Who’s this "British slag Cornell employs"…i’m hoping you mean slang.


    With regards to this i disagree entirely with the "comprehensibility" issue mentioned in this review. Although that maybe because i am british so get all the references and over the top brit-lingo, and have been brought up on a diet of 2000AD comics which also have a slang all their own. i think the irreverent, daft humour of this book is sort of tipping its hat to the "Galaxy’s Greatest Comic".

  3. It is just slang for slang sake.

    I appreciate what he is trying to do here- but it’s just not working.

    I live in London for some time- no one talks like this there.

    Except maybe a few dock workers who were born in 1910.

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