Comic Review: Dark Nights: Metal #5 (DC Comics)

One issue away before the big climactic final issue and Snyder and Co are putting the heroes through the ringer!!!! Dark Nights Metal issue 5 unleashes the nightmares of the […]

One issue away before the big climactic final issue and Snyder and Co are putting the heroes through the ringer!!!!

Dark Nights Metal issue 5 unleashes the nightmares of the multiverse on to the DC Universe. While Batman and Superman attempt to break through to the possessed Carter Hall AKA Hawkman, the rest of the scattered pairs of the Justice League scramble to find the last of the Nth Metal in order to defeat Barbatos and the Dark Knights once and for all!… But can they?

Snyder seems to be having a lot of fun in this issue wreaking havoc for every character. The writing is enjoyable but compared to the prior issues, it did feel a tad bit, corny. But that’s only in minor parts. I usually love corny puns nut some puns didn’t land as strongly as some did. Thankfully there is a nice balance of tension between the heroes and their foes. If there is one major complaint that I have, maybe not a complaint but something that has been bothering me with this event. Which is: Is 6 issues really enough to wrap this story up neatly?

I mean aside from some of the cool tie-ins here and there, I only wonder how much of this event will properly wrap up. I feel that there needs to be at least one more issue or two to fill in whatever gaps. But then again, I guess that’s what the tie-ins were for. It’s just one of those things that should a reader decide to pick the 6 issues up, whether the 6 issues will be stronger or a little pale without the use of tie-ins. Anyway, thats just something to think about for a story as grand as this one. I only hope that Snyder can get the chance to properly wrap up the event without having to rush it.

Capullo’s art and Miki’s inks have been consistent throughout this entire event. Each panel and page is just an as exciting as the last page. Sometimes I’ll go back to certain pages to see if I missed anything between the panels. Overall, this was an enjoyable issue and cranks up the fun for this multiversal DC/Batman Multiverse event. Pick this issue up at your local comic shop retailers!!!

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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