06-07-23 | Starting this week, DC Comics launches one of their most ambitious storylines in recent years. Knight Terrors introduces a new supervillain, Insomnia, who plunges the DC Universe into a long and lingering nightmare. Every major character is along for the chilling ride, with solo series complimenting the main event. Batman, Deadman and the classic incarnation of Sandman will do battle with Insomnia over four epic issues.
‘As Batman, Deadman, and Wesley Dodds—the original Sandman—attempt to unravel this mystery, Insomnia unleashes his horrifying army—the Sleepless Knights!’ As for the solo series: many DC heroes will be thrown into their own nightmare worlds in each issue. These include Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam and the Teen Titans. Plenty of iconic denizens of Gotham City, such as Catwoman and Harley Quinn, will also face their personal demons. It’s as if Justice League is merging with Nightmare on Elm Street! Quite a pitch!
This DC series ties into the Dawn of DC reboot of their fictional universe, but the publishers reassure readers that Knight Terrors is ‘ … a perfect jumping-on point for all fans of DC and horror! Knight Terrors is written by DC mainstay and horror comics veteran Joshua Williamson, and chillingly illustrated by celebrated artists including Howard Porter, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Caspar Wijngarrd!’ A staggering 47 issues will be released. Six of these will be collected in a beautiful hardcover edition in early 2024.