Dark Nights Metal #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Scott Snyder
(A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
(CA) Greg Capullo
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event! DARK NIGHTS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK DAYS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe! DARK DAYS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way!
Date Available: 08/16/2017
A quick flip through this book made me worried I was about to read a train wreck. There's a Justice League Voltron moment, and all I could think was "C'mon...." and then swear.
The book is better than that. Better, but not great, so I guess I'm here to tell you why I think that is. Scott Snyder has a tendency to make things more convoluted than they need to be. Call it a Hickman trait, passed down to his followers. Snyder brings all of his 'does this maybe mean something' to bear in Metal. A bunch of stuff happens, and many words are used to sort of kind of explain what those things are w/out making any clear connections. My problem with that is Rebirth has been clear and quick even when complicated, and Geoff Johns complex is vastly different from Scott Snyder complex. Snyder wants desperately to be able to do Grant Morrison complex, and there's no indication he's anywhere close to that yet (even if he throws Grant's map in the book).
My other issue is that the art looks rushed to me. A quick comparison against Capullo's artwork in Reborn will show what he's capable of. His best stuff isn't here (but his paycheck is).
You will get to see Batman ride a dinosaur though. I don't know if that's enough to make me rush to issue #2.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams