Unlike Batman and Robin where Batman is a far more interesting character than Robin, Squire feels more developed and complex a character than Knight. She exhibits more of a personality as we see her home-life, her pleasant relationship with her charming mum, to the boy she meets in the first issue whom she dates over the course of the book, to the strength of her character as it turns out she was the driving force behind getting Cyril Sheldrake to abandon his debilitating sybaritic lifestyle and take up his fathers helm to become the Knight he is today. Shes likeable, interesting, and plays a more prominent role in the series than simply the sidekick. That said, I found that after reading a few of the one-shot stories, they became a bit too tiresome in their silliness - Richard III brought down by social media? - and its easy to see why this series never developed further than the 6 issues collected here: the characters simply arent interesting enough nor do they have a distinct and involving narrative to sustain a lengthy run. That said full credit should go to Paul Cornell for creating an intricate world for them that genuinely feels like youre reading a series that has been going on for years. The notable exception to the comedic nature of the stories is the final 2-part story where the real Joker shows up in England to kill the British Joker, Jarvis Poker. Jarvis is a Joker imitator superficially, he isnt nearly as evil as the real thing, but for a character whom the reader has known only briefly, his sacrifice at the end brings much needed substance to the book. While not of the same quality as Morrisons Batman and Robin, Knight and Squire is still an imaginative and colourful addition to the Batman Universe thats good fun so long as youre a Batman fan in the mood for something a bit less serious and a little bit quirky.