Knight Terrors #1 Review

by Wes Greer on July 12, 2023

Writer – Joshua Williamson
Art – Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefan Nesi, Caspar Wijngaard
Colors -Frank Martin & Caspar Wijngaard
Letters – Troy Peteri
Publisher – DC Comics

The DC Knight Terrors event kicks off its second week of releases and after a stellar kick off with First Blood, Knight Terrors #1 continues the excitement and intrigue, but kicks things into high gear as after a it of narrative exploration of the character Deadman, writer Joshua Williamson sets the story in full motion in an issue that will have you on the edge of your seat up until the final panel!

The story opens with Deadman giving readers a proper introduction to who he is and a bit of his backstory which is very helpful if you’re a newer reader and don’t know much about him, but it also serves as a great refresher for newer readers and helps set the narrative for the role he plays in this story as it shifts from his introduction right back into the action that was established in last weeks Knight Terrors First Blood #1. As the story progresses, Williamson takes readers on one hell of an exciting journey as we explore the dreams and nightmares that unfold that only seem to escalate as you read on throughout the issue. There are also some elements in this issue that tie into the other tie-in issues of the event that help create a wider story, but they aren’t key moments which is great if you’re a reader that is only interested in the main title so you don’t have to feel like your obligated to shell out the extra money, but I highly recommend it as its been a pretty rewarding experience so far having read all the other issues.

The art team is switched up on this issue, but they play perfectly into the tones of the story and the team does an excellent job keeping the tones that First Blood established which keeps the overall tones of the cohesive and just as brilliantly nightmarish like your experiencing a dream or nightmare of your own. The art team also executes smooth transitions throughout the issue so it’s not obvious that there are three different artists working on this one, except where needed during transitional story telling moments.

Overall Knight Terrors #1 delivers another exceptional chapter in this summer event and takes readers on a nightmarish, yet exciting thrill ride that you won’t be able to put down!

DC Knight Terrors #1 is available now at your local comic book shop or via digital download through your preferred digital retailers.

-Wes Greer

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