Dark Nights Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1 (REVIEW)

Nov 10, 2020

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Dark Nights Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1
DC Comics

Written by: Frank Tieri; Becky Cloonan; Sam Humphries
Art by: Tyler Kirkham; Rags Morales; Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz
Colors by: Arif Prianto; Andrew Dalhouse; Chris Sotomayor
Letters by: Dave Sharpe; Rob Leigh; Dave Sharpe

Dark Nights Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1 is a reminder we need more Lobo. Seriously, why don’t we get more Lobo from DC Comics? Every page that features Lobo is guaranteed to be chaotic — as was the case with this Dark Nights Death Metal one-off.

And if you think Kyle Hotz’s cover was wild, that’s just the start. Those who follow Tyler Kirkham already know. The artist for the first chapter of this book shared on social media who Lobo would square off against throughout Dark Nights Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1. The Batman Who Frags.

How do you not chuckle a little when you hear that? Which, again, begs the question: why don’t we get more Lobo from DC?

Have you seen this:
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Anyway, if you like The Main Man at all, you’re gonna absolutely love Dark Nights Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1.

More importantly, if you’re all-in on Dark Nights Death Metal, this is a huge one-off. After waiting a while to find out exactly what Lobo’s part would be in the event, Death Metal readers finally have an understanding of what Lobo is up to.

Kirkham is the headline artist of this story, but Rags Morales (Part 2) and the team of Denys Cowan (pencils, Part 3) Bill Sienkiewicz (inks, Part 3) follow suit, giving Dark Nights Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme #1 a revamped 90s feel — which is perfect for a Lobo story.

Score: 9.5

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