Justice League goes metal! This comic surprises all of Batman fan all over the world. It seems that Batman will be the star of the show in this comic series. Dark Nights: Metal is truly Batman’s nightmare coming to life.
Rating for Dark Nights: Metal
4 out of 5 stars – It’s truly outrageous! It’s something new yet still in the context of Batman and the other members of the Justice League. However, it might be too complicated because of the references it drops in the story. However, if you are a fan that has known most details in the DC Universe, good for you, you can relate straight on. The art is amazing, though it might get too dark or horrid for some, but, it truly grasps what a nightmare is.
Like what had been said above. The story is absolutely a game changer. Batman seems to be the key beyond a new opposite universe, the dark universe. If you are knowledgeable about DC’s multiverse, awesome! You know what’s what in the story. But for those who don’t know, it okay. Somehow, you can catch-up with the conversation. However, you might get a few question here and there. Luckily, they put in side notes on which comic the conversation or event was referred to.
The introduction seemed to be far off at first from the story but it might be just to build the hype of the readers. With a gladiator-fight-to-the-death kind of theme then shifts suddenly a “mecha” themed escape method in one full page. And as the story progress, an apocalypse is coming. It’s just too sudden for a newbie comic reader but it might help change his perspective on comics as a typical “the superhero saves the day” theme. Batman seems to the star of the comic since he is the key to the apocalypse which what most readers didn’t expect. Fans of the comic are excited to know more of the apocalypse that Scott Synder (Writer) and Greg Capullo (Artist) brewed for DC. Though, the question now is how can Batman get out of this mess? Or is it that he has nowhere to run.
An awesome reunion and battle strategy of the Bat Family were highlighted in this issue. They were just baits for the Justice League. Showcasing just how smart Batman is, by all means, he got to fool every Justice League character in the story. He created a distraction to give him time to investigate his involvement in the apocalypse. This issue tells how far he had investigated and him nearly approaching the trap and also, to the introduction to his nightmares. Of which, are the highlights of the whole series.
His nightmares are unleashed and introduced. Indeed, the fans are excited to know more about the new villains, of which, were created from Batman’s own nightmares. Superman got obsessed in saving his friend, Bruce Wayne. Finally, he dares himself to go to the unknown to save a friend. But, to sum it up, can he save him? What does all the dreams he sees mean? The world literally now becomes a living nightmare. A new team was made, do they know how to save the world? Is there no escape?
Personal Point of View
As a newbie to the comic universe, it pains to see characters, events, places, stories, and history being layout in this comic and not know about it. Nevertheless, kudos to Scott for making the story at least friendly for those who are not familiar with the DC Universe. Cheers also to Greg for giving readers a rollercoaster of a nightmare. And those side notes that Eddie and Tay inserted, giving others a chance to sort of catch-up or to look on it later. It’s a great marketing strategy too, making other readers connect to other stories. Dark Nights: Metal is a “knitting” story and brings nightmares to life.
Dark Nights: Metal is written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo. Cover arts were made by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia. Pages of each comic were 38, 29, and 31, respectively. It got rated 15+. The release dates respectively were August 16, September 13, and October 11, 2017.
Issue #4 will be released on December 13, 2017. And, as an expansion to the series, DC also announces Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson. Art by Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, and others with the cover by Doug Manhke. The story will be about those creepy Dark Knights on the hunt for those saviors of the universe’s existence. The comic will be released on February 14, a one-shot with 40 pages in full color and Rated T+. Priced at $4.99 US.
Where to buy:
Dark Nights: Metal can be bought on the nearest comic shop near you. But for those who prefer to buy a digital copy, you can buy it at the link provided below.
As for the Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, you might have to get back on it since it’s still on the creating process.