DARK NIGHTS: METAL #6
Written by: Scott Snyder with James Tynion IV
Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia, and Steve Wands with Mikel Janin, Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, June Chung, and Brad Anderson
Published by: DC Comics
What it’s about…
All roads lead…to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC’s cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse!
Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide—and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably changed!
What I thought about it…
It’s hard to believe, but Dark Nights: Metal #1 was released back in August of 2017. The Metal prequels, came out even before that. It took a while, but at long last, we’ve arrived at the end of this mega event with this week’s Dark Nights: Metal #6 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
In this double-sized final issue, Snyder and Capullo throw everything at us: Wonder Woman teaming up with Hawkgirl; the Justice League in full force; Hawkman; Diana taking a fearless dive into the unknown; Joker Dragons; a really funny line from Nightwing; dinner parties; and a Batman team I never expected to see.
I won’t bore you with all the details of the climactic battle, it was really cool to see, but pretty much what I expected. However, I will tell you that the battle was not my favorite part of Dark Nights: Metal #6. The fact is the best part was the book’s epilogue. These few pages made me excited to read not only Scott Snyder’s upcoming Justice League relaunch, but the other Justice League related books DC has coming later this year.
The epilogue was also the first time I’ve seen the Justice League sit down and celebrate a victory with each other. I think this may have happened during the Bronze Age and in the 1980’s, but it was fun seeing all the guys in the League wearing tuxes and the women in gowns. It was different, funny, informative, and set things up without seeming like a blatant commercial for other comics.
In the end, Dark Knights: Metal was a great series which delivered in almost every issue. I only disliked the Hawkman one shot, but the rest of the series was pretty amazing. A lot of people worked on Dark Knights: Metal, but most of the credit goes to Scott Snyder who crafted one of the most unusual comic book events in years, if not decades.
Also worthy of praise is Greg Capullo. His artwork made the main series feel important, and his art was stellar as usual. I don’t think the core book would have made the same impact without Capullo’s work. All in all, Dark Nights: Metal #6 is a worthy conclusion to an epic event that left me shocked, amused, and in awe. Well done DC!
Dark Nights: Metal #6 score: A