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Dark Nights: Metal Paperback – January 29, 2019
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"A celebration of the wackiest, craziest, most outright fun elements of the DC Universe." --Entertainment Weekly
"Very aptly named, packed as it is with both real steel and rock 'n roll. The series was forged with the spirit of the Jack Kirby, the original master of crafting a story full of mind-blowing ideas." --SyFy Wire
"Big, bananas, crazy fun." --Nerdist
"A big, crazy story--a story that feels like going to a huge rock concert." --Polygon
"An awesome blend of bombastic action and vast cosmic conspiracies." --IGN
"This comics team [of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo]is the real dynamic duo...definitely enjoyable, even to the casual comic fan. You can follow the story well enough, but this team is also packing in years and years of Batman backstory." --Mashable
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Greg Capullo is a self-taught Illustrator and the current artist on the best-selling and highly acclaimed Batman series for DC Comics. Prior to that, he was best known for his 80 issue run on Image Comics' Spawn, created by Todd McFarlane. Other popular comics work includes Marvel Comics’ X-Force and Quasar (as well as a slew of one-shot titles). He is also the creator of The Creech, a Sci-Fi/Horror comic published by Image Comics. Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the award-winning HBO animated Spawn series, was the cover artist for many popular musical groups including Korn and Disturbed, and worked behind the scenes on many projects ranging from toy design to video games for TME.
- Publisher : DC Comics; Illustrated edition (January 29, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401288588
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401288587
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.65 x 0.45 x 10.15 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But knowing and moving past all of that, Dark Nights: Metal is, at the end of the day, a FUN event. Scott Snyder and Capullo are back, capping off a story seeded in their New 52 Batman run that revolves all around, you guessed it, Metal (both literal and musical), and introduces a new existential crisis from what we learn is the "dark" multiverse.
One thing about Snyder is that he's a builder. From word puzzles, to animal facts, to multiverse maps, he always infuses his stories with an extreme level of detail in terms of plots and worldbuilding. It's part of what made the Court of Owls, Endgame, and his other Batman storylines so engrossing. If you liked his work there, chances are you like it here.
In addition, as a not so small bonus, this event pulls off the amazing feat of re-contextualizing one of the most frustrating, messy chapters in Batman's history, the Grant Morrison era. Some people love it, some hate it. I'm in between but skew toward the latter. Morrison's Batman was IMO a purposefully convoluted, James Joyce-ian mess centered around a demonic Bat-god named Barbatos who screwed with Batman through the ages. Here, Snyder takes that chaotic mess and imposes his own kind of order on it, giving Barbatos a place in the multiverse (or dark multiverse) and structuring an explanation around him. That's a nigh-impossible feat. So for that alone he has my respect.
Does this all make sense? Heck no. Did I follow every development with the universe vibrations and the thule and the thing and the metals. Not even close. But did I like seeing psychotic multiverse versions of Batman terrorize the world? Secondary characters like Detective Chimp get a bit more spotlight? Crazy Joker dragons and a twisted Carter Hall? You betcha.
Don't think too hard about this one, and you'll really enjoy it, I think.
This is a great book, I have followed the metal series pretty closely, and this is it at its best. It’s hard to not spoil story elements while bringing up plot points, so I’ll just say that the snyder Batman run has directly affected this story, and the DC universe, it’s been a long time coming and this helps to bring all the pieces together.
I HIGHLY recommend that you read all the parts of this series, (resistance, dark knights rising, road to metal) as they fill in a lot, and really bring this story together. And if you enjoy this, continue on to Death:Metal !
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Going into the story it is important to know a little about who hawkman is so just do a quick wiki fandom search. If you can't be bothered the story does a reasonable job of explaining as you go along.
Probably one of my favourite storylines so far. Everything is spoilers so just read it and enjoy!
Very original, off the wall, and bat-sh*t crazy! This is an "event" that constantly surprises and twists at almost every page. The similarities between MZ are horror, gore, crossovers (you pretty much get all the major DC heros) and universes, yet whereas MZ had better humour, DN:M feels just a slight bit more original.
I have also read Dark Nights Rising and The Resistance, but this one is my favourite as it contains both start and conclusion and can be read on its own.