From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse take center stage in these one-shots furthere exploring the Nightmare Batmen from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullos epic graphic novel saga!The Red Death. The Devastator. The Merciless. The Murder Machine. The Drowned. The Dawnbreaker. And the Man Who Laughs. These seven Batmenseven twisted mirror images of the Dark Knight himselfhave been unleashed upon Earth-0 and the Justice League with only one thing on their minds: total devastation. How can the Worlds Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures?Written and illustrated by some of the best creators in the industry, this tie-in graphic novel is a must-have for every fan of DARK NIGHTS: METAL and any BATMAN reader! Collects the following special one-shots: BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1, BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #1, BATMAN: THE MERCILESS #1, BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE #1, BATMAN: THE DROWNED #1, BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #1, THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 andDARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1....
|Title||:||Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen (Dark Nights: Metal — Collected Editions #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||216 pages|
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Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen (Dark Nights: Metal — Collected Editions #3) Reviews
Of the four Dark Knights Metal volumes, I actually found this to be the most compelling...it really drives home how desperate these failed, falling Dark Multiverse worlds were to spawn these psychotic Batmen hybrids in thrall to Barbatos. Cool art, cool ideas, a fleeting glimpse of the twisting terrors that led to these maniacs, and a constant reminder of just how much worse your life could be.
'Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen' is part of the DC Comics mega event. This is the third volume I've read and I feel like it's the strongest of the titles.
All the Earths have all the heroes. With the coming of Barbatos, Batman has been corrupted. This volume shows all the ways he is corrupted by conquering and using other heroes and villains. First, he becomes the Red Death by taking the Speed Force from Flash. Then he (or rather she) becomes The Drowned by conquering Atlantis. There a ...more
Huh. Color me suprised. This was actually GOOD! Compelling and interesting, and way better than the ACTUAL "Metal" mini-series.
Wow this collection is fantastic.
World: The art is great, there are a lot of different artists which normally irks me with the different Nightmare Batmen it allows for more creativity and different tone. I love the world building, normally as I said it is filler for me but these characters (and this is a character collection) are interesting and where they end up is the core of the world. The worlds they are from are fascinating.
Story: Normally in an event, the tie in books are fairly meh and do ...more
[Read as single issues]
The breakout stars of Dark Nights: Metal, the Nightmare Batmen, get their own origin story one-shots, all collected here. Plus, the Justice League battles across the Multiverse in the Wild Hunt one-shot!
Like most anthologies, this one's a little hit or miss, but it's much more consistent than you'd expect despite every issue having a different creative team. Red Death, Dawnbreaker, and Batman Who Laughs easily lead the pack, while Devastator and Drowned are probably the we ...more
The artwork and storylines throughout were fantastic, plot twists and reveals come at an almost frenetic pace. Almost, but just not enough to overwhelm the reader..
One issue though in reading via the Adobe reader is that certain text fonts become almost impossible to read, especially the Laughing Batman. That made it hard to follow the storyline at times. Overall, I would prefer to read these in premier hardprint or a cleaner version of the ebook with the font issues addressed.
A solid 4.5 ⭐ for ...more
I read most of these when they came out but the Wild Hunt came out so much later I didn't get to it. Now to rate them all together?
If want a bigger review on each chapter of the Dark Knights can read my single reviews. Basically these are the origin stories of the evil Batman. We get to find out why Bruce from that Dimension went fucking insane and usually became a killer. Then we get the wildhunt to tie it all up. When we see the final battle about to be all done who will win? And who is the c ...more
This volume collects all the one shot origin stories for each of the nightmare Batmen who are part of the Dark Nights: Metal event (except Barbatos himself). It also ends with The Wild Hunt, the one story that features the return of the great Grant Morrison, to unveil the intention of these Batmen, and to multiply your questions with key events surrounding Bobo T. Chimpanzee; sounds crazy already, right?
The only real central thread to this volume is the structure of each story as each origin sto ...more