Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 (REVIEW)

Jun 17, 2020

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
DC Comics

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Greg Capullo
Inks by: Jonathan Glapion
Colors by: FCO Plascencia
Letters by: Tom Napolitano


Could not ask for a better start to this highly anticipated DC event. Not that we should expect any less from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

As readers find themselves once again immersed in the legendary pair’s chaotic, universe-changing story that we were introduced to in the summer of 2017, we quickly find out something is off. Well, that’s putting it lightly.

Quite a few of DC’s heavy hitters in Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, though everyone looks a bit different. That’s certainly an indicator of the times — which isn’t exactly a good thing for DC’s heroes, but this allows Capullo to show off. Some of the outfits the legendary artist has come up with will leave a lasting impression on readers.

Now, a lot has gone on in the DC Universe since Dark Nights: Metal. Some pretty significant events have taken place. Snyder helps readers catch up on what we need to know as of Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 — and in a way that flows well with the story, rather than spell everything out with a summary at the beginning of the issue (which I very much appreciate).

Because as much as we got some important answers, there are still questions that weren’t answered. Even better yet, Snyder creates additional questions in Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 with some of the surprises he hit us with.

But we’ll undoubtedly get more answers soon — which will probably lead to even more questions, as he leaves readers on the edge of their seats again and again (like he always does) while this promising story takes everyone on the wild ride we’ve all been waiting for since word of this project first surfaced.

Also, remember one important detail with Dark Nights: Death Metal: It all matters.