I’ve finally decided to catch-up on everything big that has happened in DC before reading Dark Nights: Death Metal. Dark Nights: Metal (2017-2018) was an event written by Scott Snyder and art by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia.
I thought the event was good and was a nice start for me to grasp what’s currently happening with DC. Finding out how dangerous the dark multiverse is, and how it’s pretty much been there from the beginning blew my mind. Almost everything that happened within the current universe or even previous ones is because Barbatos, God of the dark multiverse, wanted it to happen. Also, the fact that Bruce Wayne/Batman’s life was molded to bring the dark multiverse to the regular multiverse was a crazy concept, but I was all up for it.
The Batman Who Laughs, DC’s favorite characters fused to one, was a badass villain. To see the Dark Nights wreck havoc was a sight to see, especially since they were winning in every aspect. Love how Snyder showed the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent during the event because it showed they truly care for each other. My favorite thing to come out from reading this event was Batman and Joker ACTUALLY teaming up to save the multiverse like even it caught The Batman Who Laughs by surprise.
Scott Snyder and the rest of the team did not disappoint with Dark Nights: Metal. I’m happy this was the first thing I’ve read before I start reading Death Metal. The event was fun, badass, and just like its name, metal.
8 out of 10
Checkout my video talking (a minor rant) about the upcoming HBO Max series about the GCPD, which takes place in the same universe as Matt Reeves The Batman: