Dark Nights Death Metal #3 (REVIEW)

Aug 12, 2020

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Dark Nights Death Metal #3
DC Comics

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


We got a quick look at the Death Metal Superman when the title was first announced, but his presence on the cover of Dark Nights Death Metal #3 is something else. Finally getting to see him in the pages of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s story is a different experience, as well.

And, as always, now that he’s in the game, everything changes.

But Superman’s arrival was far from a surprise in this issue. There are quite a few unexpected appearances — some that could have a major impact on the story going forward.

Through the first three issues, and The Legends of the Dark Knights #1, I’ve enjoyed Dark Knights Death Metal more than Dark Nights Metal — and Snyder and Capullo did very well with the first event.

(WARNING: Spoilers for Dark Nights Death Metal #3 ahead.)

So, the whole thing with Batman’s Black Lantern ring threw me for a loop at first. I think I’ve got an idea about what’s going on, but I’m definitely not certain. Excited to find out what he’s hiding, either way.

Whatever it is, I have to imagine that somehow tied into Sgt. Rock and Jonah Hex’s involvement in things.

Of all the characters we saw in Dark Nights Death Metal #3 — excluding the Trinity and the evil Batmen — I’m most excited about Lobo, who we’ve seen previously in this title.

The Main Man is always good for a wild time. He brought some ridiculousness to Dark Nights Death Metal #3, and that just left me wanting more.

On top of the typical chaos he normally brings, Lobo could change the course of this story, big time. Very excited to see what that entails, as I’m sure everyone else is.

Once again, Snyder is leaving readers with a lot to think about before next issue.

Score: 9.5