Dark Nights
The Dark Multiverse is coming, and nothing will ever be the same! One of the biggest events in DC history is here in the shocking, action-packed epic Dark Nights: Metal from critically acclaimed author Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, reuniting after their smash-hit Batman series.Beyond our universe there is the Multiverse...and beneath the Multiverse is a nightmare realm where every fear that has ever been felt on our Earth becomes reality. Now an evil force as old as time wants to drag us down into the shadows, into the realm of never-ending terror.But when the door between worlds opens, it's not just any nightmares that come spilling out. They call themselves the Dark Knights. Each one is a twisted version of Batman from a world where one of his worst fears has come true.With the invasion underway and Batman trapped in the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League must undergo an impossible quest to find the mysterious metals capable of repelling the Dark Knights and their master, the fearsome Barbatos. If they fail, everything they've ever known will be plunged into eternal darkness. But the true horror is...what if they're already too late?Collects Dark Nights: Metal #1-6.

Dark Nights Details

TitleDark Nights
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 12th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401277321
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Dc Comics, Batman, Superheroes, Comic Book

Dark Nights Review

  • Khurram
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this story. As much as I did not enjoy the Road to Metal graphic novel as apart from the Forge and Casting the majority of that was back issues of story lines I did not particularly enjoy in the first place so re reading them was not much fun however here I see how threads of them have been used to create this masterpiece.No question Batman is my favorite superhero. Despite standing in the shadow of overpowered superbeings like Superman and Wonder Woman, most obviously, he is usually the I loved this story. As much as I did not enjoy the Road to Metal graphic novel as apart from the Forge and Casting the majority of that was back issues of story lines I did not particularly enjoy in the first place so re reading them was not much fun however here I see how threads of them have been used to create this masterpiece.No question Batman is my favorite superhero. Despite standing in the shadow of overpowered superbeings like Superman and Wonder Woman, most obviously, he is usually the one who come up with the strategy of the final blow for the win. I was glad that was the case in this graphic novel straight from the start. However:"Explore too far and you just become the villain of your own story."Here Batman's greatest attribute mix with the darker sides of his personality, his single mindedness and un-trusting personality, are what the big bad guys have been counting on all along. What if he was not destined to be the hero at the end but the cause of final destruction. Also the nightmare versions of him, who have conquered worlds. However again I was also glad to see another side of Batman's personality that is overlooked most of the time. This is Hope.If I had one complaint about this book it is I wish it was longer. It did feel a bit rushed at the end, I would have been happy with another couple of issues and the finally fights made longer and in more detail, but you can have everything. Always a good sign when a comic/book leaves you being for more.A huge story that features heroes from the DC universe I wish it was longer to give more of the other characters more feature time, or more detailed action panels. However the art work is good and fits the story perfectly the story itself is awesome, and leaves big possibilities to come from this. There is a full page of the cover of each issue at the start of all six chapters, then a cover gallery at the end featuring the variant covers. All in all awesome more please.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Demonic Batmen from the Dark Multiverse invade the regular Multiverse to kill everything because that’s what bad guys do. The Justice League stop them because that’s what heroes do. I mean, they have to stop them. But you know they stop them. Anyway the real struggle is remaining awake while reading this boring drivel! I wonder if a dark Scott Snyder kidnapped the good Scott Snyder and that’s why we’ve been getting utterly shite Snyder comics since the end of Zero Year? Large chunks of the story Demonic Batmen from the Dark Multiverse invade the regular Multiverse to kill everything because that’s what bad guys do. The Justice League stop them because that’s what heroes do. I mean, they have to stop them. But you know they stop them. Anyway the real struggle is remaining awake while reading this boring drivel! I wonder if a dark Scott Snyder kidnapped the good Scott Snyder and that’s why we’ve been getting utterly shite Snyder comics since the end of Zero Year? Large chunks of the story are incomprehensible. Batman is being controlled by the evil bat god Barbatos to act as a portal for his demonic Batmen to invade our universe. Ok - how long has Batman been controlled for and in what way does that even work? Why does Barbatos want to invade - what are he and his Batmen looking for? The story seems to hinge on Nth metal; which is… ? I think it’s 8th metal but what does that mean? There’s also a 9th metal - no idea what that is either. How many kinds of metal are there and why should we care? Also, once Batman becomes the portal to the Batmen, what happens to him? Why is he suddenly old - or is that another Batman? Why is Superman captured along with him? There’s no protagonist but a slew of characters splinter to gather up the remaining Nth metal in the world to defeat Barbatos and co - the Nth metal is the only material that can hurt them apparently - by using them to make music or something? And reading about these characters’ quests is not in the least bit interesting. You know what’s less interesting? Reading Hawkman’s journal on Nth metal. Is anyone ever jazzed about seeing this dumbass - why can’t DC just keep him dead?! Several characters cameo to no effect before disappearing forever. I won’t spoil one of them but if you’re a Vertigo fan there’s a surprising guest star in this story though his only role is to deliver up heaping globs of tedious exposition. There’s some nonsense about tribes - it’s so muddled. I barely got through this one. I was never once interested in what was happening, not least because I didn’t know but also because Snyder didn’t give me a reason to be. He seems to have lost the ability to tell a coherent, even half decently-written comic and thinks that non-stop action - the more chaotic, the better - is what people want. And it’s such boring crap to read. Why isn’t this book a total fail? Greg Capullo’s art. The only benefit to Snyder’s batshit script is the uniquely weird stuff Capullo gets to draw (none of which has any bearing on the plot) like Joker dragons, zombie Robins (who all say “Crow” because birds and subversion?), and a Justice League-themed Megazord! Barbatos looked so damn cool as did the giant Hawkman avatar and the numerous incarnations of Batman, though really I found most pages to look impressive. The Batman Who Laughs’ design though looks like a complete rip-off of Dredd’s Judge Death. Visuals aside, Dark Nights: Metal is another worthless event comic and the kind of dull convoluted mess that is Snyder’s speciality these days. Hot garbage that’s a chore to read from first page to last - don’t do it!
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  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    January 1, 1970
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Hearing Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo were to get back together for one of DC’s greatest epic event is a dream come true. Sparked by an idea, Scott Snyder has been building this up for a couple of years and has finally drawn the curtains for fans to gaze upon one of his biggest project yet. Without a single drop of hesitation, Greg Capullo, who has also worked with Scott Snyder in the past to give us one of the best, if not the best, Batman comi You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Hearing Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo were to get back together for one of DC’s greatest epic event is a dream come true. Sparked by an idea, Scott Snyder has been building this up for a couple of years and has finally drawn the curtains for fans to gaze upon one of his biggest project yet. Without a single drop of hesitation, Greg Capullo, who has also worked with Scott Snyder in the past to give us one of the best, if not the best, Batman comic book run, decided to tag along and bring to life what would normally be of the order of nightmares.Coated with a desire to turn their world into the chaos that they once were plunged in, evil creatures as old as time join forces under the wings of the great Barbatos to bring the full force of destruction upon the all the heroes of Earth. While Batman’s actions drags him into a trap that seems dictated by forces beyond his control, the Justice League find themselves on a journey to obtain a mysterious metal that might be their only source of hope left for humanity. Darkness however shrouds their whole reality and leaves them to believe that the only road paved in front of them is one straight to doom. What the heroes of Earth do about it will all come down to what they truly believe in, even when looking up from the deepest abyss they’ve ever been in.Heavy in references and drawing upon some of DC’s greatest lore, this Batman-centered epic cosmic event is bound to blow your mind. Lunatic, psychedelic and daring in every way possible, the story continuously finds ways to surprise you. Even with only six issues, it was able to reach new heights by not only plunging the universe into darkness, but also expanding the DC universe in new directions. Scott Snyder is far from being afraid to take our heroes onto a ride that they’ll never forget and give them the greatest threat they’ll have ever faced. What seems to be a hopeless future for our heroes is what will invite them to investigate uncharted territories and give everything they’ve got left in the tank to save their home from imminent death.Filled with breathtaking moments and fantastic dialogues, this is a story about both friendship and exploration, and it is most rewarding when you reach the ending. The first couple of issues made me question everything I thought this event was going to be, but in Snyder, I trust. His vision is phenomenal, and to enjoy this particular story, you’ll have to keep an open mind. Every panel is supercharged with energy and is shocking in its own right. The way Scott Snyder ties in canon story material from the DC Universe to build a mystery of this scale is astonishing. It might heavily revolve around Batman, but once you start flipping through the pages, you’ll quickly understand that the Justice League are just as important in understanding the development of this event.If anything, the trippiness of this story was such a refreshing look at comic book stories that it quickly became impossible to hate anything about it. This is what we need more of, and it is good to know that there is still original content that can be given birth to. Dark Nights: Metal easily became one of my favourite stories and will undoubtedly be known as a classic in due time.Together, these two creative masterminds, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, are a duo to not mess around with. The show they put on is always revolutionary, but what Dark Nights: Metal was is nothing short of hardcore.Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/_______________________Hearing Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo were to get back together for one of DC’s greatest epic event is just a dream come true. The show they put on is always revolutionary, but what Dark Nights: Metal was is nothing short of hardcore. Heavy in references and drawing upon some of DC’s greatest lore, this Batman-centered epic cosmic event is bound to blow your mind. Lunatic, psychedelic and daring in every way possible, the story continuously finds ways to surprise you. Even with only six issues, it was able to reach new heights by not only plunging the universe into darkness, but also expanding the DC universe in new directions. Filled with breath-taking moments and fantastic dialogues, this is a story about both friendship and exploration, and it is most rewarding when you reach the ending. The first couple of issues made me question everything I thought this event was going to be, but in Snyder, I trust. His vision is phenomenal, and to enjoy this particular story, you'll have to keep an open mind.If anything, the trippiness of this story was such a refreshing look at comic book stories that I just couldn't hate anything about it. We need more of this.Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/
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  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    I loved how much of DC's history has been folded into this. Elements going back through most of DC's cosmic events all the way back to Crisis make an appearance. Unfortunately, if you haven't read DC comics for 30 years you may be a little lost. I cheered for some of the characters Snyder brought back who've been absent since Flashpoint. Snyder really opens the DC universe for some new stories at the end of this.Greg Capullo's art! Holy shit, he just went all kinds of crazy with all those charac I loved how much of DC's history has been folded into this. Elements going back through most of DC's cosmic events all the way back to Crisis make an appearance. Unfortunately, if you haven't read DC comics for 30 years you may be a little lost. I cheered for some of the characters Snyder brought back who've been absent since Flashpoint. Snyder really opens the DC universe for some new stories at the end of this.Greg Capullo's art! Holy shit, he just went all kinds of crazy with all those character designs. The Dark Knights were Batman seen through the prism of heavy metal album covers.The pacing was off in the last half of the book. Lots of story elements were glossed over in a couple of panels. Maybe they are covered in the spin-offs, but this is how DC packaged it, so that's how I'm reading it. This series would have been better had it been expanded to 8 issues. I still don't get the importance of these metals. Snyder did a very poor job of explaining why I should care about them.All in all, a pretty great event. I also like how it didn't break the flow of the monthly books and kept itself kind of self contained.
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    So Metal is over. The big Batman event that shook the foundation of the DC Universe. It's amazing right? Well...Batman is once again a big cause of most of the problems in his life. He decides he needs to face Barbados alone, or whatever is coming from him, and he tricks all the Justice League so they don't stop him. Then, when it all comes down to it, he can't do that obviously. So out comes the Dark Knights. The evil versions of Batman, and they begin to wreck havoc everywhere! Batman and Supe So Metal is over. The big Batman event that shook the foundation of the DC Universe. It's amazing right? Well...Batman is once again a big cause of most of the problems in his life. He decides he needs to face Barbados alone, or whatever is coming from him, and he tricks all the Justice League so they don't stop him. Then, when it all comes down to it, he can't do that obviously. So out comes the Dark Knights. The evil versions of Batman, and they begin to wreck havoc everywhere! Batman and Superman out of commission, the world in trouble, how can they stop the evil dark knights from taking over? Good: Loved moments in here. I mean there's a great moment of Batman and Supes being bros. Watching Damien never giving up hope on his father is nice. Batman and a unlikely ally teaming up to face joker-batman, and a few more great moments throughout. There's also some fun dialog bouncing from each character. Plastic man gets a .5 for him being him alone. Bad: Ugh some of the fighting goes on too long. The story is big, and in it, there's a ton of characters. Sadly some of them are dull as fuck. I also think the ending sets up a lot but it feels entirly to rushed. The final battle is a huge let down IMO where it feels only half done. Overall it's decent. It's over-bloated, big, and confusing at times. It also has some great moments sprinkled throughout and setting up the future for new directions. It's all half and half, so with that I'll give it a 2.5. I'll bump it up to 3 for the art alone was really good.
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  • Matthew Quann
    January 1, 1970
    HELL YEAH!Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo demonstrate that their chemistry on Batman extends to the rest of the DCU! This is a wild and fun tour of the DC multiverse and universe through Snyder's unique vision, brought to life by Capullo's more than capable line work. In this six-issue event (a welcome respite from giant, 10-issue long event maxi series), Snyder manages to take the cosmology established by Grant Morrison's Multiversity and throw it on its head. It turns out that, in addition to HELL YEAH!Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo demonstrate that their chemistry on Batman extends to the rest of the DCU! This is a wild and fun tour of the DC multiverse and universe through Snyder's unique vision, brought to life by Capullo's more than capable line work. In this six-issue event (a welcome respite from giant, 10-issue long event maxi series), Snyder manages to take the cosmology established by Grant Morrison's Multiversity and throw it on its head. It turns out that, in addition to the 52 worlds of the multiverse, there's an underbelly, or "Dark Multiverse", that contains characters made of our heroes' worst nightmares. It's absolutely bananas stuff that works because Snyder and Capullo go all-in on the absurdity. There's all the tropes of any good event: an insurmountable odd is met with equally implausible deus ex machina. There's too many characters and, barring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, few characters have a solid arc. Of course, you can dig into the tie-ins to gain a greater appreciation of the event (which I'm considering, so let me know what you liked if you read the event). In the end, I had a lot of fun catching up with the DC universe and being reminded about what had me hooked all those years ago. Snyder has such an excellent grasp on what makes DC unique, and even the set-up for more content seems exciting and unknown. I'll definitely be following up with Snyder's new Justice League title in collected editions.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Dark Nights: Metal is the latest DC event from superstar creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, and it's about... fuck if I know. I've read this nearly 200-page, 6-issue series and I honestly can't even tell you what was the premise. Something about some fucking metals. Of which there are at least ten. Batman is involved. There are also evil versions of Batman. Of which there are also at least ten?...Look, I usually try to write my reviews with a little more substance rather than just saying "w Dark Nights: Metal is the latest DC event from superstar creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, and it's about... fuck if I know. I've read this nearly 200-page, 6-issue series and I honestly can't even tell you what was the premise. Something about some fucking metals. Of which there are at least ten. Batman is involved. There are also evil versions of Batman. Of which there are also at least ten?...Look, I usually try to write my reviews with a little more substance rather than just saying "what the fuck did I just read". But this is literally the only thing I can say about Metal. Maybe it's my fault for not waiting until a collected edition with all the tie-ins comes out, because maybe all the story happens in those rather than in the main event. Maybe I'm just not too versed on all the DC comics lore, because I definitely am not — I don't know shit about Hawkman, I still haven't read Final (or any other) Crisis, I only vaguely remember Multiversity and I didn't even bother with Convergence, Flashpoint and most of Geoff Johns'... let's say output. Maybe it's my fault. Maybe I will re-read the entire thing in a year or so and fall in love with it.Or maybe this book is just shit. Maybe Scott Snyder have finally lost it, because I swear, I haven't read a decent comic of his ever since Zero Year. Maybe Greg Capullo's 90's comics influence has finally corrupted poor Scott, and now all he can write is this kind of superfluous bullshit meant only to showcase the artist's talents, not caring about the story's coherence and readability at all. Maybe giving Snyder a Justice League title is a bad idea after all.I honestly don't know. That's why I'm not giving this book a rating for now. I used to love Snyder, and his Batman run actually got me into DC comics in the first place. So I still have hope that maybe I am at fault here for not understanding any of this. I am going to re-read Metal if and when DC decides to release a book which collects all the relevant tie-ins together with the main event, but for now, yeah, I'm not a fan.P.S.:Am I the only one who looks at this variant cover by Jim Lee......and thinks of this?
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Sooooo good!World: Wow the art by Cappulo what can I say, he’s be so good since New52 and his characters have so much emotion and the book is bright and beautiful and there is an otherworldly edge here that most ‘hard core gritty’ artists don’t have (Tony Daniels comes to mind…zzzz). The world building is insane for this series, I can’t express how much of the DCU that this book takes and also much like Johns and Morrison changes and turns it around a makes something fresh and new for readers. I Sooooo good!World: Wow the art by Cappulo what can I say, he’s be so good since New52 and his characters have so much emotion and the book is bright and beautiful and there is an otherworldly edge here that most ‘hard core gritty’ artists don’t have (Tony Daniels comes to mind…zzzz). The world building is insane for this series, I can’t express how much of the DCU that this book takes and also much like Johns and Morrison changes and turns it around a makes something fresh and new for readers. I’m surprised and I’m happy and all the other emotions I had reading this book was so good. The sense of nostalgia, the sense of wonder, the sense of awe are all so great. I won’t say anything more but wow.Story: This event is paced incredibly well, there is the sense that Snyder knows what’s he doing! He’s a great writer! Yes I love his books and I’ve loved it since ‘Gates of Gotham’ and this is his culmination of all the Batman stories he’s written the last couple of years and how it bleeds into the rest of the DCU in an amazing way. The idea of Metal is so creative and so ingrained in DCU lore that how it plays out leaves me at awe. The characters we see, the pieces he uses and the outcome and the payoff and the consequences and fallout are staggering. I don’t want to spoil it but if you want a journey into the DCU through a SF, horror, fantasy lens this is for you. That end, the fallout and what happens after, holy shit my brain exploded.Characters: The Nightmare Batmen are amazing, the characters are amazing, the entire cast is amazing. This is a terrible review, I know and it’s vague but I don’t want to spoil anything for readers. This is a character piece at the core and the two DC characters that are are the heart of the story is so beautiful and so long missed, Snyder knows how to handle them and all the other characters in the universe and it’s beautiful.Astounding in scope, execution and consequence, this is one of the best events I’ve read in a long long time.Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]I hope you've been reading everything Scott Snyder has ever written at DC, because it's all been leading to this. The Dark Multiverse is on its way, and not even the Justice League can stop it. With the God Barbatos threatening everything as we know it, with an army of twisted Batmen from across time and space to fight for him, can Earth's heroes unlock the secrets of Metal in order to save everything?Oh boy. This one is absolutely insane. It's balls-to-the-wall right from [Read as single issues]I hope you've been reading everything Scott Snyder has ever written at DC, because it's all been leading to this. The Dark Multiverse is on its way, and not even the Justice League can stop it. With the God Barbatos threatening everything as we know it, with an army of twisted Batmen from across time and space to fight for him, can Earth's heroes unlock the secrets of Metal in order to save everything?Oh boy. This one is absolutely insane. It's balls-to-the-wall right from the word go, and it doesn't let off the accelerator until the last page of the last issue. Scott Snyder has a lot of ideas at play here, and it can be a bit dense at times, but never to the point of a Grant Morrison story where you have no bloody idea what's going on anymore. The seeds he has sown over the past 5 or so years come to fruition, and it all meshes fantastically well. This is a Batman story at it's heart, but there's room for everyone else, usually in unexpected combinations too, which may be where the idea for Justice League: No Justice came from.Greg Capullo throws everything including the kitchen sink into the art as well; there are crowd scenes with thousands of characters, interdimensional battles, nightmare Batmen, and a Joker dragon at one point, and he just smashes all of them out of the park. He and Snyder work perfectly after a 50 odd issue run on Batman, and this is the peak of their collaboration.Dark Nights: Metal isn't perfect, but it's such a rollicking good time that any flaws it might have aren't even worth mentioning. A Justice League story for the ages.
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  • Roy
    January 1, 1970
    This was just way too big and massive in scope for its own good. Really cool artwork which suited the story. Snyders writing was a tad slow in some places and tbh did at stages bore me. However a solid new beginning to a series. I do prefer my Batman when hes dealing with more crime style villains and not the godlike style. Has set up an interesting premise for DC right now, will be fun to see where they go from here.
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  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    January 1, 1970
    Whoa....Thank you.
  • Rory Wilding
    January 1, 1970
    Watching Avengers: Infinity War, you are basically witnessing the cinematic equivalent of the event comic, on how it was the culmination of everything Marvel Studios was building towards after ten years of universe-building. However, for those who read comics regularly, it’s fair to say most event titles published by Marvel and DC don’t leave the best impression; longtime readers can become upset by creators’ numerous attempts of shaking up the universes. Dark Nights: Metal falls very much into Watching Avengers: Infinity War, you are basically witnessing the cinematic equivalent of the event comic, on how it was the culmination of everything Marvel Studios was building towards after ten years of universe-building. However, for those who read comics regularly, it’s fair to say most event titles published by Marvel and DC don’t leave the best impression; longtime readers can become upset by creators’ numerous attempts of shaking up the universes. Dark Nights: Metal falls very much into that category.Please click here for my full review.
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  • Shadowdenizen
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.Maybe I'm jaded, but these superhero "events" aren't really doing it for me anymore.
  • Logan
    January 1, 1970
    What did I just read? Why did I read it? So if you have seen some of my recent reviews of the Metal single issues, you will know I did not like this event! The story is a bit complicated to explain but basically there's different metals throughout the multiverse, one being the Nth Metal that grants the user powers, however this did not originate from the multiverse but from the dark multiverse, which is somehow connected to Batman. Then a portal opens up and these dark twisted versions of Batman What did I just read? Why did I read it? So if you have seen some of my recent reviews of the Metal single issues, you will know I did not like this event! The story is a bit complicated to explain but basically there's different metals throughout the multiverse, one being the Nth Metal that grants the user powers, however this did not originate from the multiverse but from the dark multiverse, which is somehow connected to Batman. Then a portal opens up and these dark twisted versions of Batman come out, all of them being hybrids of Batman + another Justice League member, (e.g. a batman with the speedforce, one with Aquaman's powers etc...).So lets get into what I did like, I will say right off the bat I did like the whole Dark Multiverse concept with the evil batmen. Basically every nightmare Bruce Wayne has ever had, (e.g. Alfred dying, Superman going evil etc...), that nightmare becomes a dark reality along with it an evil Batman with no moral codes. And ya I like the evil Batmen, its like the Crime Syndicate in Forever Evil, its just a brilliant concept! Plus some of the evil Batman are very cool, like The Red Death, The Dawnbreaker; but the best being The Batman Who Laughs (I think that one is self explanatory). And all around, the artwork is fantastic, mostly done by Greg Capullo but other great artists as well! Now lets get into what I didn't like; to put it plainly the story is freaking boring! I mean ya it has exciting moments I will give it that, but a lot of the in between is just characters spouting exposition, with long speech bubbles that made me want to fall asleep. To me, story and dialogue is the most important aspect in any story whether it be comics, movies, games etc... And I'm sorry but the overall story and dialogue was just weak here for me aside from the exciting moments I mentioned earlier. Other then that the story slogs especially towards the end; at that point I was wandering what I was reading, and when can I read something else. I know a lot of people think of this as masterfully crafted and smartly written; I just think its pretentious and abstract! And ya, the evil batmen are cool, but even they get boring after a while. The Batman Who Laughs is a great villain, but after a while I wish he would shut up as he spouts on and on with exposition; some of his dialogue is menacing and cool to read, but the other 80% he sounds like every other villain. Going off topic: The tie in issues, while some of them cool, a lot of them left a lot to be desired and aren't really worth the extra money (Although they were written by other writers, so I don't blame Snyder for it). But overall I'm obviously not trying to hate on Snyder, I just was not a fan of this one. As a Crisis story this is can fit in with all the others, but as a Batman story, I just want a solid straight forward story and books like Batman: White Knight deliver on that way better.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    review - http://geekpronblog.blogspot.com/2018...
  • Craig
    January 1, 1970
    As I read, I kept feeling like I was missing little pieces of the story here and there (and maybe I was--you're probably supposed to read this interspersed with other issues from this series and its spinoffs or something). It was interesting, but not that great. This collection isn't even complete, from what I can see--things just sort of stop, mid-scene, with no real resolution. I like the idea of the various dark Batmen from alternate worlds all teaming up to attack ours, but the reasons behin As I read, I kept feeling like I was missing little pieces of the story here and there (and maybe I was--you're probably supposed to read this interspersed with other issues from this series and its spinoffs or something). It was interesting, but not that great. This collection isn't even complete, from what I can see--things just sort of stop, mid-scene, with no real resolution. I like the idea of the various dark Batmen from alternate worlds all teaming up to attack ours, but the reasons behind it seem a bit less than compelling. Then I started into Dark Nights Rising and started to get some background on the Batmen: the Green Lantern Batman, the Doomsday Batman, etc. So maybe it's just a product of the order in which I'm reading this stuff, but it really doesn't seem very cohesive. Also, everything is just dark, dark, dark right now, with very little hope that things might be turned around (basically, they have to be, eventually, right?).
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  • Ryan Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    I love Batman. I love metal. I love most of what Snyder and Capullo have done together.Dark Nights Metal, however, didn’t hit the right chord with me. Don’t get me wrong. It’s big, it’s fun, and has a lot of badass moments and dialogue. But overall, it’s just way too BIG. This is endemic of event comics anyway, but especially glaring here. If threats can be this great and Batman can overcome, what stakes can there possibly be the next time he fights the Riddler, Black Mask or Two-Face?Little to I love Batman. I love metal. I love most of what Snyder and Capullo have done together.Dark Nights Metal, however, didn’t hit the right chord with me. Don’t get me wrong. It’s big, it’s fun, and has a lot of badass moments and dialogue. But overall, it’s just way too BIG. This is endemic of event comics anyway, but especially glaring here. If threats can be this great and Batman can overcome, what stakes can there possibly be the next time he fights the Riddler, Black Mask or Two-Face?Little to none.Batman is at his best when he’s facing real-world, grounded threats. When he can be pushed by men, not gods. Snyder has achieved this gloriously with Black Mirror and Court of Owls (and even Death of the Family and Zero Year, to a lesser extent), but his work suffers when the threats are the most unrealistic.I enjoyed this well enough, but I can’t get past the question of “where do we go from here?” I’d probably raise it a full star if it was an Elseworlds title, because there’s plenty to like.All that said, I am eager to see how Snyder tackles Justice League, so my Snyder fanboying, like Batman, appears to be unkillable.
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  • Shannon Appelcline
    January 1, 1970
    Is this comic, Scott Snyder goes full Grant Morrison, and he does a pretty good job of it. His conception of a Dark Multiverse, of a forge of worlds, of worlds rising up to the Orrery and sometimes falling back down if they're too corrupted, it's all magnificent and a pretty great expansion of Grant Morrison's Multiversity. Meanwhile, the story of the bat god Barbatos is another nice return to Morrison's plots; it feels like it closes a story that's been years in the making.With all of that said Is this comic, Scott Snyder goes full Grant Morrison, and he does a pretty good job of it. His conception of a Dark Multiverse, of a forge of worlds, of worlds rising up to the Orrery and sometimes falling back down if they're too corrupted, it's all magnificent and a pretty great expansion of Grant Morrison's Multiversity. Meanwhile, the story of the bat god Barbatos is another nice return to Morrison's plots; it feels like it closes a story that's been years in the making.With all of that said, this story has too serious of pacing problems to be great. Much of it is fragmentary, particularly the early issues. I don't know if that's due to missing crossovers or just an attempt to tell an epic story, but either way it makes the read a little challenging. Then, the later issues are suddenly too compressed, dwelling on the same quests and fights for long issues. This is overall a fun book, but that's more for what it introduces to the DC Universe than for the core story of the book itself. It's around 3.5 stars.
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  • John Goode
    January 1, 1970
    Hey, you know everything wrong with the DCEU?Yeah.Let's do a crossover event in the comics that encapsulates everyone of those things only worse.Done and done.
  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    4.5I followed everything around this event as it released. This is on scale of a Crisis event in all but name.Like crisis events this is gonna involve a lot of continuity background knowledge (or at least the ability to forgo that knowledge and enjoy anyhow).There’s cameos from c-list heroes, tie ins, Dream, multiverse mechanics, introductory stories, and references to Easter eggs from Snyder’s entire Batman run.I am one of those that loves these sorts of storylines best. They’re layered, convol 4.5I followed everything around this event as it released. This is on scale of a Crisis event in all but name.Like crisis events this is gonna involve a lot of continuity background knowledge (or at least the ability to forgo that knowledge and enjoy anyhow).There’s cameos from c-list heroes, tie ins, Dream, multiverse mechanics, introductory stories, and references to Easter eggs from Snyder’s entire Batman run.I am one of those that loves these sorts of storylines best. They’re layered, convoluted, reference heavy, multiversal in scale, and the closest to playing with the full potential of the medium.Snyder didn’t disappoint here. It’s a crazy ass ride with a lot to say about the types of stories we tell, hope, etcWould recommend to anyone who can stomach the scale.I would also recommend reading the introduction volume, Snyder’s Batman run, and the Dark Knights volume
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  • Terry Mcginnis
    January 1, 1970
    I finally got to read Metal, and no, it was not worth waiting for. This was boring and silly in equal parts; a chore to get through. The "event series" moniker is not accurate as this was just an overhyped volume of Justice League, which also isn't good (if you've been keeping up with my reviews of those volumes, you've seen my low scores). So, universal metals are apparently "leveled" and the Justice League and other heroes had to "out-metal" the metal monsters from the Dark Multiverse by findi I finally got to read Metal, and no, it was not worth waiting for. This was boring and silly in equal parts; a chore to get through. The "event series" moniker is not accurate as this was just an overhyped volume of Justice League, which also isn't good (if you've been keeping up with my reviews of those volumes, you've seen my low scores). So, universal metals are apparently "leveled" and the Justice League and other heroes had to "out-metal" the metal monsters from the Dark Multiverse by finding stronger metal. Hmm. Just as in the JL comics, nothing that happened here carried any weight (importance) as you know while reading that everything will go back to normal by the final chapter, and only set up yet another "something bigger is coming." Not sure how many times I can read that same line before giving up altogether. One star goes to Dream (from Sandman) and that's about it. Not recommend. Read the summary online if you really need to.
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  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    Sigh, I really wanted to like this more than I did. I think the most important thing for comic fans to come out of this series is DC's apparent willingness to create some new characters and series that don't revolve around their trinity or JLA. That's a good thing (actually The Silencer is a big guilty pleasure right now).I admit to being a big fan of Crisis, which I think still sets the standard of these big main stream comic events. DC has had their hits and misses, and this falls somewhere in Sigh, I really wanted to like this more than I did. I think the most important thing for comic fans to come out of this series is DC's apparent willingness to create some new characters and series that don't revolve around their trinity or JLA. That's a good thing (actually The Silencer is a big guilty pleasure right now).I admit to being a big fan of Crisis, which I think still sets the standard of these big main stream comic events. DC has had their hits and misses, and this falls somewhere in between. Some of the core concepts are good, and I thought it started out well, but somewhere along the line the menace falls shorts, as does the heroes resolution for dealing with the menace.This is for fans of comic book company company wide events. As an aside I think this was still better than Secret Invasion and the second Secret War, couldn't even get interested in those.
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  • J.D. Dehart
    January 1, 1970
    Years ago, I delved into the DC Comics stories that ran under the title Elseworlds. There I found my favorite characters reimagined through time. More recently, I relished Grant Morrison's work on the Multiverse. Dark Nights: Metal takes all of that creativity, excitement, and inventiveness and smashes it together into one volume.This book is a must for the graphic novel reader, whether you are a DC Comics enthusiast or just someone who appreciates the medium. The book plays host to a wide range Years ago, I delved into the DC Comics stories that ran under the title Elseworlds. There I found my favorite characters reimagined through time. More recently, I relished Grant Morrison's work on the Multiverse. Dark Nights: Metal takes all of that creativity, excitement, and inventiveness and smashes it together into one volume.This book is a must for the graphic novel reader, whether you are a DC Comics enthusiast or just someone who appreciates the medium. The book plays host to a wide range of characters and the artwork never lets up.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I know there is plenty of backstory, probably lots of jokes or references that I just didn’t get because I’ve only ever read one other DC comic before, and that was a Wonder Woman reboot that I did not enjoy. However, despite being a DC comic newbie, I found this to be a lot of fun. I liked the artwork and coloring. I thought the story was interesting and I enjoyed rooting for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. I think I need to watch the Justice League movie again now.
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  • Timothy
    January 1, 1970
    Not my kind of book, but I bet if it were then I would love this. It's lots of big over-the-top action and fanservice. I think the worst parts of this for me are Snyder's bloated narration as usual, it drags and drags. When the exposition drips into the dialogue the story grinds to a halt. When these two factors aren't dragging things down, the balls-to-the-wall zaniness IS fairly enjoyable as is the evil-Batmen-from-alternate-dimensions part of the story.
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  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    Started off really strong but then kind of went off the rails. I still don't really understand what happened in the finale, but it was fun.
  • Sarah Barkai
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty disappointing, sorry to say...
  • M.
    January 1, 1970
    I don't like Scott Snyder. At all. And I tend to expect the worst from his comics. But boy, this is REALLY, REALLY bad.
  • Paul Mirek
    January 1, 1970
    Utterly nonsensical and emotionally shallow in the way that only the most earnest modern superhero comics can be. I'm not sure I'd recommend this to anyone who can't remember the thrill of reading comics while listening to punk rock in your childhood bedroom, but for the rest of us, Snyder and Capullo have served up a feast of power metal fantasy with plenty of nods to DC history. If Snyder can hit the same notes in his upcoming Justice League run, we're all in for a treat.
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  • Eddie
    January 1, 1970
    I found it completely out of control and loved every page. Hope the aftermath can keep the heat.
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