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Demon: Hell is Earth #4 cover by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Chris Sotomayor

Demon: Hell is Earth #4 Review: What Lies at the Heart of the Demon?

Belial awaits the return of his son along with his companions, and Etrigan the Demon, Jason Blood, Xanadu, and Merlin wander across the Hell wastes that now stretch across Death Valley. Numerous demonic creatures lurk in the shadows, and our heroes may not be able to withstand the punishment. The plot structure of this issue […]

The Demon: Hell is Earth #3 cover by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Lee Loughridge

The Demon: Hell Is Earth #3 Review: Occult Family Bonding

The young girl who Etrigan the Demon toasted at the end of last issue turns out to be none other than Merlin the Magician in disguise. As always, Etrigan is at the ready to maim his brother, but Merlin quickly justifies his presence by explaining to the Demon, Jason Blood, and Madame Xanadu what he […]

Thirteen Thoughts About Thirteen Comics – Buffy, East Of West, Killjoys, Peter Panzerfaust, Spawn, Demon Knights, Superior Spider-Man Team Up, Batgirl, Wolverine & The X-Men, World’s Finest, Constantine, Fantastic Four And Justice League Of America

Another week, another lot of lovely comics to look through. So what’s been taking my eye? In Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Nine today, Willow gets a mystical lesson in the facts of life. I’m not sure exactly what the expression is though. Happiness? Confusion? Or, jusdging from the wisps of smoke, baked off her […]

Cammy’s Favorite Covers – Batgirl To Godzilla

Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool: Batgirl #22 by Alex Garner B-but, Batgirl doesn’t kill! Right? Everything I thought I knew is a lie!!! All red herrings aside, I enjoyed this cover immensely thanks to Garner’s radical-looking painted style. The armor and bat gauntlets are incredibly vibrant, and the bloody outline of the body doesn’t […]

DC Cancels Dial H And Demon Knights Too…

Sorry folks, Dial H and Demon Knights are joining Legion Of Superheroes in the cancellation collection in August… I’ve really enjoyed both series, through occasional downs but lots of ups. Both were in my New 52 top ten, certainly. With the New 52 reducing in the last few months, and another three dropping, it looks […]

Merlin And The Doctor (Demon Knights Spoilers)

Demon Knights #15 is Paul Cornell‘s last issue on the series. And brings to an end all sorts of plots, character stories and themes. With a big battle, it’s rather lovely. It also ties into the future that we’ve seen while reflecting the past. And then Merlin does something… rather familiar… The moment has been […]

Swipe File: Asterix & Cleopatra & Demon Knights

Thanks to Little Bleeder Paul DiFilippo for this one. On the left, a panel from Demon Knights, on the right, a scene from Asterix & Cleopatra. In which there were many references to exactly how nice Cleopatra’s nose was… In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. […]

Is Paul Cornell Leaving Demon Knights Too?

There’s been a rumour going round the British comics industry circles of late that Paul Cornell is leaving Demon Knights and setting up new projects at Marvel to replace it. His Vertigo book, Saucer Country, would be unaffected. That is literally all I know, or have heard. There’s not an official word I can get, […]

Superboy #0 And Demon Knights #0 Retcon Their First Issues

Retcon. Retroactive continuity. How we have missed thee. It’s often the case that new writers taking over a book reinterpret certain events we have seen in the title’s past. From dismissing them as fiction, to delivering new meanings, to inserting moments that totally make what was originally intended, its exact opposite. Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing […]

Dan DiDio Parodies Panel Parity At Kapow

One of the odder moments at Kapow this weekend (and there were a number) was when Paul Cornell continued his commitment to panel gender parity (you can read about it here) and sat in the audience for the DC New 52 panel rather than sit on the all-male panel with Scott Snyder, Ian Churchill and […]

Eleven Thoughts About Eleven Of Today’s Comics – JiM, Demon Knights, Crossed Badlands, Batwoman, Peter Panzerfaust, Queen Crab, Batgirl, Saga, Saucer Country, Fantastic Four and Avengers

Journey Into Mystery, while being one of Marvel’s most entertaining comics full stop, has spectacular recap pages. Rather than present a series of panels to show what went on in previous issues, we get the plot narrated by a variety of characters. In today’s issue? Cadaver Thor. Look I know there’s no chance of a […]

Demon Knights #5 – A Dungeons And Dragons Game In Disguise?

Demon Knights is one of the ten or so New 52 comics that I eagerly read by choice every month. But there’s been something nagging at the back of my head, and this issue gave it an extra tug. Demon Knights is a Dungeons And Dragons game, given narrative form. Writer Paul Cornell used to […]

Reach Of Daemonites In The DC New 52 Goes Further

We’d already seen mention of the Wildstorm alien race, the shape-shifting Daemonites, in the Wildstorm-originated books Stormwatch, Grifter and Voodoo. But this week’s DC Comics All Access editorial page states that the Daemonite influence will also extend to Demon Knights, which makes some sense as it’s the prototype in the past for Stormwatch in the […]

Demon Knights #4

Shop Talk – Walking Dead, Avengers: X-Sanction, & New 52 Month 4

Rather than simply relying on sales figures, which never tell the full picture, we ask retailers what is, and what isn’t, moving for them, and here’s what they had to report this week, on some of December 14’s new releases. This past week saw three of the lesser-hyped New 52 titles – Demon Knights, Grifter, […]

Sixteen Thoughts About Sixteen DC Comics – The Ray, Legion Lost, Suicide Squad, Grifter, Batgirl, Mister Terrific, Batman And Robin, Frankenstein, The Shade, Deathstroke, My Greatest Adventure, Resurrection Man, Green Lantern, Demon Knights, Batgirl and Batwoman

This week brings five of my current favourite New 52 books. Guess which ones they are? I talked about the new Batgirl earlier and how smart it is, so there’s only one more thing I want to say about this issue. Want to commit a crime in Gotham? There’s an app for that. Batwoman is […]

Fourteen Thoughts About Fourteen DC Comics – Batwoman, Batman And Robin, Batgirl, Huntress, Penguin, Legion Lost, Green Lantern, Demon Knights, Superboy, Suicide Squad, Resurrection Man, Mister Terrific, Grifter and Frankenstein

Twleve issue threes and two issue twos, the DC relaunch is starting to bed in. Which is probably why so many books try to do a little something different this week. Resurrection Man is into its third issue and already it’s adding a kink to the premise – this time our hero does not return […]

Blowing Up The Baby In Demon Knights #1

There has naturally been rather a lot of commentary on the portrayal of Starfire in Red Hood And The Outlaws and Catwoman in her own title, pointing out the manner of intense sexualisation of characters that had, to some degree or other, been handled in a different fashion in the past. Bleeding Cool’s articles on […]

Wednesday Comics Reviews: Batman and Robin, Batwoman, Deathstroke, Demon Knights, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Green Lantern, Grifter, Legion Lost, Mister Terrific, Red Lanterns, Resurrection Man, Suicide Squad and Superboy

Another week, another thirteen titles, courtesy of Orbital Comics of London. Check out their own podcast on the new DC titles as well, see if we match up. Superboy #1 by Scott Lobdell and RB Silva is a real surprise. Like many, my biggest experience of Scott Lobdell’s work was on X-Men. I was a […]

Horsewoman – The New Oracle Of The New DCU?

It would be crass and simplistic to say that Horsewoman from Demon Knights #1 is a “replacement” for Oracle, who seems to be regaining the use of her legs in the new Batgirl #1. But this is Bleeding Cool and we do a roaring trade in crass and simplistic. Two for a pound, no refunds. […]