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Seven Soldiers of Victory: Shining Knight #4

Posted: Friday, September 2, 2005
By: Ray Tate

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artists: Simone Bianchi
Publisher: DC

The conclusion to Shining Knight satisfies on a number of levels. First it's a good ending. Second Morrison gives it an extra little twist. Third this twist answers all those continuity questions involving the original Seventh Soldier and lover to Firebrand.

With this issue, readers can now comfortably accept the two Shining Knights in DC's universe. I assume the previous one still exists, or did Geoff Johns with a ray of sunshine knock him off winged Victory in one of his execrable issues of JSA? In any case, Morrison concocts a plausible, historical and Arthurian explanation for the two Shining Knights.

Ignoring that explanation still leaves you with a very enjoyable and rather embarrassing comeuppance for Gloriana Tenebrae. She's still the Big Bad in this series, but she loses big in this issue of Seven Soldiers.

Most of the snappy dialogue that Grant Morrison has become known for is reserved for the dead Don, who gets better this issue, and has a violent tête-à-tête with Nebula. Interesting things that make sense happen in Seven Soldiers of Victory: Shining Knight.

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