Dark Knights of Steel is a new comic book series from DC Comics that reimagines the Justice League as medieval knights in a fantasy world. The first volume collects issues 1-6 of the series and is written by Tom Taylor, with art by Yasmine Putri.
The premise of the series is unique, and Taylor does an excellent job of establishing the world and its characters. The story begins with the destruction of Krypton and the arrival of the House of El on Earth. However, instead of landing in modern-day Kansas, they land in a medieval kingdom ruled by King Wayne. From there, the story unfolds, introducing us to the different members of the Justice League and their counterparts in this new world.
The artwork by Putri is breathtaking, with a dark and moody atmosphere that perfectly fits the medieval setting. The character designs are also impressive, with each member of the Justice League given a unique look that reflects their medieval role.
The story is well-paced, with plenty of action, intrigue, and twists to keep the reader engaged. Taylor does an excellent job of balancing the different characters’ storylines, giving each member of the Justice League their moment to shine. The series also explores deeper themes, such as the role of power and the consequences of actions, making it more than just a simple superhero story.
One of the few criticisms of the series is that it may be too different from the traditional Justice League for some readers. The medieval setting and the changes to the characters’ origins may be a turn-off for some fans of the original comics. However, for those who are willing to embrace the new setting and characters, Dark Knights of Steel is an excellent read.
Dark Knights of Steel vol.1 is an excellent start to a new comic book series that offers a fresh take on the Justice League. With its unique setting, well-crafted story, and stunning artwork, it is a must-read for fans of the genre. While it may not be for everyone, those who are open to something different will find a lot to enjoy in this series.
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