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Dark Nights Metal #6 Review: A Guitar Solo Celebration of DC Comics

The Justice League and their allies have been taken by the Nightmare Batmen. Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl are wading through an army from the Dark Multiverse. Diana and Kendra manage to use their metal to awaken the League, and they soon find the demonic Hawkman keeping the Forge of Worlds dark. Soon Cyborg and Flash […]


Hawkman Found #1 variant cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Hawkman Found #1 Review: DC’s Greatest Hero Returns

Carter Hall is in a world he doesn’t recognize. He doesn’t know who he is, where he came from, or where he’s going. All he knows is that he has dreams of flying, and that he must fight off swarms of Manhawks daily. They come from a ship in the sky, and, today, he is […]

Dark Nights: Metal #4 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

Dark Nights Metal #4 Review: Gorgeous, Interesting, but Not Especially Exciting

Batman has found Superman enslaved to the Dark Multiverse too, and the World’s Finest must find a way to escape imprisonment and save their universe. In doing so, they find a powerful and mysterious entity. Wonder Woman, Doctor Fate, and Kendra Saunders arrive at the Rock of Eternity to find it rejecting their presence. Aquaman […]

Dark Nights: Metal #3 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

‘Dark Nights: Metal’ #3 Review: Detective Chimp Shows Up And I’m Happy

Barbatos has held Superman in a mental prison, wherein he fights Barbatos again and again many times over. Thankfully, Wonder Woman and the Flash manage to save him, bringing the Man of Steel to their last holdout in the Oblivion Bar. The bar is run by Nightmaster and Detective Chimp. Kendra Saunders, Nightwing, Robin, Mister […]

Cover to Batman the Dawnbreaker #1 by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 Review: The Darkest Knight

On an alternate Earth, Bruce Wayne faced the death of his parents without fear or anger. He faced it with will instead, and this willpower attracted a Green Lantern Ring, making him the first Green Lantern of Earth. He immediately overrode the Ring to allow him to kill the man who slew his parents. He […]

Cover to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #29 by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey

Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #29 Review: Lanterns Versus Golems

With Highfather of the New Gods in tow, Hal Jordan is on his way to reunite with the Green Lantern Corps. Meanwhile, John Stewart learns that the Nth Metal Golems intend to free Yuga Khan, the father of, well, Highfather (Highgrandfather?), from the Source Wall. John, Guy Gardner, and a division of Green Lanterns ride […]

‘Batman: The Murder Machine’ #1 Review: Batborg Takes Over

Metal continues its exploration through the Batman League with its Cyborg analogue, the Murder Machine. On another world, Alfred Pennyworth is brutally murdered by the enemies of the Batman. In a fit of grief, he requests that Cyborg helps him finish the Alfred Protocol, a means of turning Alfred into an AI that can watch […]

‘Batman: The Red Death’ #1 Review: Batman Gets Ugly (Or Rather, Uglier)

Firstly, I just want to talk about how much I love the extremes they are going for with the “Metal” aesthetic by having these one-shots have 1980s metal band names like “The Red Death” and “Murder Machine.” I really dig it. There are worlds in the multiverse that are not meant to exist. They exist […]

‘DC Metal (Men, 2016)’ Review: A Truly Metal Comic

Let’s talk about Metal, REAL Metal. Let’s talk Iron, Lead, Mercury, and…Gold I guess. Let’s talk about the Metal Men suckers, YEEAAAAHH *rocking guitar riff*. In honor of Dark Days: Metal, it seemed as appropriate a time as any to talk about DC’s original metal, the freaking Metal Men. The Metal Men have a special […]

Dark Nights: Metal #2

The Batman Hater Loves Dark Nights: Metal #2

OK, I’m officially on board with this story now. While the first issue of Dark Nights: Metal was pretty good, I wasn’t ready to proclaim its quality from the rooftops or anything. I wasn’t completely enthralled, but it had merit and deserved some praise for that. That has changed with Metal #2. With the world […]

Dark Days: The Casting Tops July 2017 Sales Chart, But Marvel Wins The Marketshare

We’ll get more details later, I’m sure, but Bleeding Cool has been reliably informed that Dark Days: The Casting #1 by Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Andy Kubert, John Romita, Klaus Janson, Danny Miki, Jim Lee and Scott Williams published by DC Comics will be officially announced as the most-ordered comic book by North American direct market retailers in […]

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Hal Jordan And The GL Corps #26 Review: Here Comes Dark Knight Metal

With massive celestial creatures awakened, Green Lantern Graf realizes something bad is on the horizon for the universe. The GL Corps as a whole is attempting to stabilize in the aftermath of the defection of the Sinestro Corps. Order is returning to the universe. However, Salaak detects a gravity distortion in a populated sector and […]


The Batman Hater Rises – Dark Days: The Casting #1 Review

After the initial reaction to my Dark Days: The Forge review, it only seemed prudent to take on the follow-up issue Dark Days: The Casting. For those who don’t want to read through the whole thing, I’m no fan of Batman (hence the title to this review). The Forge read like a fawning pinnacle of […]

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New Duke Thomas Comic Signalled For SDCC

Warning all, but this article will contain spoilers for Dark Days: The Casting and the DC character Duke Thomas. Well, this is really Scott Snyder‘s time at the moment. With the release of Dark Days: The Casting, which reveals a great deal about the shape of upcoming Metal and Dark Matter afterwards, naturally everyone is […]


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[Spoilers] Dark Days: The Casting #1 Redefines Metahumans For DC

This was a fun little metahuman connection made in today’s Dark Days: The Casting. But also, this is definitely spoilers, so you have been warned. Do not scroll passed the spoiler warning unless you really want it. The Joker, who seems to know an awful lot about what is going on with the mystery of […]


Dark Days: The Forge Review- Mysteries I Didn’t Want Or Need Or Care About

Marvel’s big thing is throwing big-universe changing events on a yearly basis implying vast universal changes but often do not change everything in the way they actually end up changing things with their corporate initiatives that are afraid to maintain a status quo for more than a year that lead to run-on sentences like this. […]