The Order of Dagonet #1
Written by Jeremy Whitley
Art by Jason Strutz
Action Lab Comics
Release Date: September 26, 2012
Cover Price: $4.99
Great Britain often knights its world-renowned celebrities. This fraternity of superstars includes names such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ian McKellen, and Sir Elton John. Nowadays, knighthood is merely considered a great honor. It’s not as if the recipients are actually real, armor-clad knights who are duty-bound to protect the throne in times of great peril. Or are they? The Order of Dagonet presents an event of such calamitous absurdity that Britain is forced to rely on its knighted celebrities to fight back an invasion.
In this series, the Order of Dagonet is Britain’s league of celebrity knights, although official knights consider the Order something of a joke. When a construction crew clears a forest to make way for a David Beckham monument, they unwittingly remove an old tree that locked in the Creatures of Fairie. This horde of English literary characters unleashes havoc across the United Kingdom and invades Parliament. Merlin himself sends out a desperate “Help me Obi-Wan,” dream call to three Order of Dagonet members who are located in the United States at the time of the invasion. These characters are not so loosely based on Ozzy Osbourne, Sir Ian McKellen, and J.K. Rowling. The motley crew heeds Merlin’s cry for help and separately make their way back to protect the motherland.
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