Scott Snyder’s Dark Knights: Death Metal has finally come to an end, and I got to say, I was not disappointed. Death Metal is one of the best events DC has ever done. The event started and ended strong, even the tie-ins are great, which was incredibly satisfying!
The story always left me wanting for more! The heroes struggling to save the multiverse from The Batman Who Laughs, characters getting redeemed, development, and so much more. Snyder has gone all out writing this event, and I got to say this is one of his best works. Also, Greg Capullo’s art in this event was fantastic, the man never disappoints.
Death Metal had so many moments that I love a lot, and one of those moments was the return of Superboy-Prime. Superboy-Prime is one of my favorite DC characters, and I’ve been waiting for a return for a long time. Not only did we get a badass return for Prime, but also character development and redemption, which I smiled hard every time I saw him in a panel. Also, his tie-in ending showed that he’ll end up being the hero he always wanted to be, and I hope we get to see him one last time to see his progress.
Another thing I love about the event is that Wonder Woman was the star of the show. From beginning to end, Wonder Woman was such a badass, especially in issue 7 when she was fighting The Batman Who Laughs throughout the multiverse. I’m a fan of Wonder Woman, and I got to say, Snyder knocked it out of the park writing her in this event. I can’t wait to see Diana’s return and see what she has been up to since the ending of Death Metal.
The ending was was something I expected, but also surprised. New earths created, characters that were dead are now alive, no Darkseid presence, the multiverse turning into the omniverse, both path and present stories merging, etc. The thing that also blew my mind is that the heroes we’ve followed for so long are not in the center of the multiverse anymore, and now there are two planets in the center we don’t know about, and I cannot wait to see what those two earths are. Also, I hope now with all this that has happened in Death Metal, will have consistent storytelling because Rebirth started out strong and then just went all over the place, which put me off from reading many DC stories.
I got nothing but praise for this event, as you can tell. For me to enjoy both main issues and tie-ins for Death Metal is an incredible feat because there have been many events that I enjoyed where I was disappointed by tie-ins. If you have been holding off from the event until it has ended or contemplating to read it, then I recommend you do it right away
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and the rest of the team at DC who worked on this event, I applaud you. I’m definitely a happy comic fan after reading Death Metal.
10 0ut of 10