The New Marvel Knights Doesn’t Live Up to the Original Yet

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When Marvel Comics was at arguably it lowest point ever in the late ’90s, two big initiatives were responsible for pulling the company away from the brink – the Ultimate Universe line and the Marvel Knights imprint. Both ushered in new forms of storytelling and cemented a new generation of creative talent. The Marvel Knights name has been repurposed for other projects in the years since, including a line of out-of-continuity miniseries and even a batch of animated motion comics, but none have really recreated that same energy and impact. The hope is that Marvel can recapture the appeal of the original Marvel Knights line on its 20th anniversary by bringing it full circle. However, the jury is still out after reading Marvel Knights 20th #1.

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