Dark Knights of Steel #3
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Yasmine Putri
Colors by Arif Prianto
Letters by Wes Abbott
The Rundown: A deadly enemy seeks to destroy all those in alliance with the Kingdom of Storms.
The story opens with a conference between the members from the House of El. The group discuss a dark prophecy and the current happenings in the kingdom. Later Bruce and Alfred travel to the Land of Magnus. There, a series of discoveries force Alfred to make a surprising confession. Meanwhile, on Amazon Island, King Jefferson visits with Queen Hippolyta and Princess Diana to deliver tragic news. Afterwards, the King’s ship is attacked by a deadly force.
The Story: Taylor’s reimagining of the DC Universe continues to impress. The third chapter of this limited series delivers both intense action and story building content. And I applaud the care that was taken to create that perfect balance. I also appreciate how this story is crafted in such a way that it is able to use dramatic irony while maintaining a mainstream vibe.
I found the cliffhanger ending to be both intense and thought provoking. I’m excited to delve more into the relationship between the Els and the Wayne’s. And I’m curious to see what part the current events will play on their later interactions.
The Art: Putri and Prianto once again create a visually stunning world that perfectly matches the tone of the tale. The artwork in this issue is immersive and provides an emotional connection to the characters that is extremely transportive.