Knight Rider was one of my favorite shows as a kid. I loved KITT, with his intelligence, sass, and ego, he was the perfect AI character. His relationship with Michael Knight was fun and they got into the best adventures. Now IDW is reigniting KITT’s engines, with their new Knight Rider graphic novel.
Michael Knight and KITT – everyone’s ultimate dream car – return to action in this high-octane thriller, updated with tomorrow’s tech to combat the threats of today.
Secret agent Michael Knight just wants to take his girlfriend Katherine out for a night on the town. The bad news is that Katherine is also a brilliant scientist whom he’s been assigned to protect, along with her top-secret Project: Rider not a good combination for a romantic evening! When a team of mercenaries crashes their date, it’s up to Michael and the mysterious Bishop to keep Katherine safe and the project under wraps. What follows is a high-speed race through the streets and mountains of California in which loyalties are tested, alliances betrayed, and a global conspiracy is revealed. And, of course, at least one incredible talking car! All the turbo-charged thrill of the classic TV series is back in this high-tech spy-fi adventure!
It’s a fun ride, with lots of action. I enjoyed the spy-type feel of it. It’s also interesting meeting Michael before KITT and seeing him work on his own before he gets his partner. The pacing is great and I couldn’t put it down until I was done. The art gives a great sense of the action without getting muddled with everything going on in the scene. This is definitely a reworked Knight Rider but it manages to capture the heart of the original.
I’m giving Knight Rider four out of five stars. I had a great time reading and look forward to more adventures with Michael and KITT.
Here’s a sneak peek:
KNIGHT RIDER, VOL. 1
Written by Geoffrey Thorne and Shannon Eric Denton
Illustrated by by Jason Johnson and Brian Denham
Publisher: Lion Forge Comics
Distributor: IDW Publishing
Pub Date: May 27, 2105
Item Code: MAR150457