Beyond Spider-Man : 2001 : Good Night, Knights

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Date: Oct 11, 2001
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Better Read? Well, not really. Marvel Knights is on the way out. I've collected the first dozen or so issues, based on market hype, and a former appreciation of Chuck Dixon. Well, sorry Chuck, but issue #15 is where I bail.

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Marvel Knights (Vol. 1) #15
Sep 2001 : NM ($3.00) : No Spider-Man
Editor:  Stuart Moore
Story:  Chuck Dixon
Pencils:  Ed Barreto
Inker:  Nelson
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Why? It's just unconvicing. Sure, I love all the characters. The idea of taking a bunch of solo characters and teaming them up is a nice one. It's like the Defenders - the greatest super-team that never was.

But like all comics, the idea is just the beginning. The real moment of truth is the story, and Marvel Knights really doesn't deliver in that department. Plenty happens, but it's hard to care. Epic tales of Nightmare, Supremely powerful overlords, hordes of near-invincible robots, and a constant struggle to keep the 'team' together... ho hum... seen it before. Very pretty, and a lots of potential, but sadly, it just doesn't captivate.