Kurt's Reviews > Batman: Knight and Squire

Batman by Paul Cornell
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Apr 17, 2012

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When reading comics written by Americans for Americans set in America I always feel like I'm missing a certain amount of the references. For every Rihanna, or Kayne West reference in a comic there seems to be as many for Country singers, TV personalities, or heirs to billion dollar fortunes.

Knight and Squire reads like a comic written by a Brit for British readers that happens to be set in Britain. Each page feels like it is filled with references to British culture, from Benny Hill's song Ernie the fastest Milkman in the West to British Professional Wrestler Big Daddy Shirley Crabtree. The references combined with a playful nature to most of the stories made reading the book a delight.

Sadly some of the stories fall flat, the biggest offender being the big end of book story involving the Joker. It is tonally completely different from the rest of the book, and the pay off just isn't satisfying enough.

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