Demon Knights: Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves, Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert, Marcelo Maiolo, Jared K. Fletcher, Philip Tan, Jeromy Cox
So the Knights have been transformed into monstrous versions of themselves. Pretty neat. Turns out, instead of attacking each other or losing their minds - like I had expected - they actually LIKE being this way. They’re completely coherent and discuss how amazing it is to be this way. That’s funny. They basically admire themselves instead of freaking out.
Xanadu, however, is unaffected. She doesn’t understand this…and actually, humorously, complains about it, too! In a “why didn’t I get any?” way. Etrigan looks GREAT in his monsterized form. Neves’ art just blows my mind, every time. I really dig his horns, and the ridges on the horns. Al Jabr’s transformation is quite amusing, and his mannerisms have changed as well. This guy’s funny.
They all end up following undead King Arthur into some cave (like you do), where a pure spring of water, the last in Camelot, cleanses them of the dark magic that changed them. It also turns Arthur back into his younger, spry self. Turns out he’s the half-brother of Xanadu, both born of the Lady Igraine, which explains Xanadu somewhat. She’s part Fey, the “untrustworthy ones,” according to Shining Knight.
So Arthur explains of a new tower built in Camelot, with magicks that Xanadu recognizes, which is spewing out a green light that transforms those who fall under it. They decide to attack the tower, but, as always, it appears to be a trap…set by Xanadu’s sister. Who’s her sister? You’ll have to read the ish to find out. Excellent, though. I’m pumped.
Demon Knights #11, the verdict: I really liked this issue for 3 reasons: how the Knights reacted to their transformations was hilarious, King Arthur’s appearance is just epic, and the surprise villain at the end is incredible. I can’t wait to see how this goes. Great job to Cornell for always making this book exciting and leaving me wanting more. And I have a feeling Neves had a really fun time designing these amped-up versions of our heroes. They all looked great (though I’m not sure exactly how Sir Ystin was changed).
(Photo Source: Random Ramblings of an Absent-Minded Professor)