Oh hey, I finally got back to the main series for this summer event. And it’s only November!
Maybe if I reviewed more issues that just one a day for each weekday.
Issue: Knight Terrors #2, July 2023
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Caspar Wijngaard
The Plot: Insomnia’s backstory comes into closer view as Deadman gets some allies.
Commentary: So, this Insomnia guy has (supposedly) a story that goes back a while, forcing Deadman (in Batman’s body) to go find an ally that knows a thing or two about dreams and the like, and that means coming back with Wesley Dodds, the Golden Age Sandman.
Yes, Dodds is dead. Why is his corpse walking around again? I’m not actually sure unless Deadman picked up the power to resurrect the dead as some sort of zombies. The issue seems to hint he can go that, but doesn’t go that much with it beyond that. I just know it doesn’t make a lick of sense. It’s cool and all, but it doesn’t make a lick of sense. From there, Boston Brand can maybe find a couple more people who are still awake, mostly robotic heroes like the Red Tornado.
I somewhat like what Williamson is doing here. He’s mostly gradually spelling out Insomnia’s motivation, something involving Insomnia’s irrational hatred for the Justice League. I would personally like a little more clarification on what and how Insomnia does what he does. Does he do it using old fashioned superpowers, or is it magic? He has these agents called the Sleepless Knights (a kinda clever pun), but some of the special suggest his powers are magical and others that they aren’t. I’m mostly still not entirely sure what this joker can do, but as summer stories go, Knight Terrors hasn’t been too bad.