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Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 (of 2)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Deep in an abandoned Kobra safe house is a device able to access the dream powers of John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny. As heroes across the world succumb to nightmares, Angel Breaker wants it. Now, to infiltrate a hall of horrors, she’ll need the help of a professional thief—the man known as Raptor. But Angel Breaker and Raptor aren’t exactly friends. Can the mysterious merc trust a man who feels nothing but grudges as the strange pair encounter a horror as old as the Coda Sisterhood and even more dangerous? While the world sleeps, Angel Breaker might be the final girl still awake!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Once again, this particular summer crossover shows that the peripheral inhabitants of the DC Universe have quite a bit of potential in and of themselves. It seems kind of strange to think that characters that have been around forever still have as much momentum as they do given how often characters like this pop up. It’s nice to see Angel in her own series, even if it’s only going to be for a couple of months.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 is fantastic. The story would be amazing even if it weren’t a tie-in to Knight Terrors, but it allows the book to exist and make a fantastic final twist. The transition into horror is seamless but elevates the tension to profound levels. I didn’t really know about any of the characters involved before stepping in, but that made this whole book seem fresh. It’s not bogged down due to having to know a load of history and backstory. It took a couple of pages, but it wasn’t long before the issue hooked me.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Overall, I don’t know that this issue told us too much about Angel Breaker—Raptor may still be the more fleshed-out character here—but Seeley is one of the DCU’s most effective horror writers and he’s created a compelling new villain here. Hopefully this is the start of more DC work for him.

  • 80

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 is and was always going to be the odd man out in terms of Knight Terrors tie-ins. It ties together some minor DC stories from the past year, working to help pepper the growing legacy of the relatively new Angel Breaker with some more stories to call her own. However, it has to play things safe and sound, leaving the overall book seem needless in the grand scheme of both this event and the ongoing Dawn of DC, something this creative team should’ve been integral to from the get go.

  • 80

    Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 proves the concept of its overall event beautifully, creating a terrifying showcase for one of DC’s newest antiheroes. As Angel Breaker embarks on her latest mission, the ever-growing world of nightmares forces her to confront her own past darkness, and Tim Seeley’s script lets that unfold in an accessible and delightful pace. Acky Bright’s art is the perfect blend of whimsical and horrifying, making this a consistently-good issue overall.

  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    Part heist (including double crosses and sleeper agents), part horror, Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 is a breath of fresh air. A change of pace tonally and visually from most of the solo character stories, this issue brings in events prior to the nightmare wave and may give hints as to how the heroes (and villains) of the DC Universe maybe be able to break free for their collective nightmares. It’s cool to see DC giving a character like Angel Breaker some shine in this major event. And it’s even cooler to see them giving her a good story to boot. Read this issue if you are a fan of the character, a follower of this series, or both. Highly recommended.

  • 74

    The Batman Universe

    Tim Seeley and team put together a fun, rereadable action-adventure that breaks the mold of many Knight Terror titles.

  • 65


    Even from a mere storyline perspective, I think this tale works. It manages to connect with the universe and the event, but we get things — like more insight into Angel Breaker’s whole bag — that push this from mere event fodder into a great extension of what makes DC and it’s many events more meaningful. Not all of these tie-in titles can claim that, and this one does so by embracing the overt cheese and big sense of humanity that should ultimately define Knight Terrors.

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