Gang Sparks in Dark Nights Metal #5- Review
Published by DC Comics
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Cover Artist: Plascencia
The Gangs of DC
As the search for the Nth metal continues, Green Lantern and Mr. Terrific are locked up and helpless in Thanagar Prime. Aquaman and Deadshot find an ancient power source deep in the Earth’s crust. In the meantime, Wonder Woman is giving Black Adam a lesson on justice as both battle each other over possession of Carter’s mace. Elsewhere, Barbatos is now ready to enter Earth 0 and declare final victory for the Dark Multiverse. With time running out, both Superman and Batman must somehow generate a spark in the Forge or else the game is over and the Darkness begins. All hope falls on the Justice League Motto, “ Don’t stop till the Batman who Laughs stops laughing!”
Here now is my review of Dark Nights Metal #5.
No matter what the Justice Leagues does to get a foothold against Barbatos, their chances of infiltrating against the Dark Multiverse members comes up short. Though things look bleak, this by all accounts is by far the best Wonder Woman action performance so far in the series. The only thing she’s got going for her is her will not to be beaten. If you’re following the Metal series it been an uphill from the start. The Dark Multiverse is relentless that not even Superman or Batman can stop it. Without giving away any spoilers, Wonder Woman shows really what it means to not go down without a fight and fight till the end! On another note, whatever happened to the Flash? I got nothing.
Artwork / Coloring / Lettering
The Dark Multiverse has got some strange alternate versions of the Justice League. It’s like a bad nightmare drawn by Stephen King. The Batman who Laughs is still the most abominable character DC has ever created, dressed like someone going to a mosh pit creeps me out, but is well drawn by the legendary artworks of Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion. Great job. Some of the panels with Superman and Batman are very touching as two longtime friends face the inevitable together.
In conclusion, Dark Night Metal #5 reprises the various Batmans who have to turn themselves into these demonic creatures for the benefit of Barbatos conquest. Out of all the variants versions, my favorite is still The Drowned Batman, Bryce Wayne. As a woman, who has been scorned by the sudden death of her love, Bryce sacrifices everything she’s ever known to become an instrument of destruction and death. I would love to see her in her own series.
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Dark Night Metal #5 reprises the various Batmans who have to turn themselves into these demonic creatures for the benefit of Barbatos conquest.