The original Bizarro Superman first appeared several months later, in July 1959's Action Comics #254. A resident of the Memphis suburbs, Tom volunteers frequently for the area's annual Mid-South Con. We also got a little choked up when Superboy-Prime called Superman "Clark" on Page 16, which hints at just how much he's truly reformed. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Dark Nights: Death Metal #5, Death Metal: The Rise of the New God and Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme! Is this a foreshadow story of the shapes of things to come? This is the type of homage to those types of programs that simply fits here. Bob Haney and Nick Cardy created Black Manta for September 1967's Aquaman #35. The pictures – especially the double-page spreads – are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but the Flashes themselves lack a certain fluidity necessary to really bring them to life on-page. Located at the very center of space and time, the Rock of Eternity (Page 15) is home to the wizard Shazam. However, I don’t like how the creative team executed the fight scene. It’s a moment readers have been waiting for since the character’s return from continuity purgatory back in Rebirth #1. Review: Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Multiverse Who Laughs #1, Review: Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #2, Featured Review: Batman: The Joker War Zone #1 | Comics Valley, Review: Batman/Superman Annual #1 – DC Comics News | Comics Valley, “Black Lightning” Spinoff Spun as Backdoor Pilot, Black Lightning Will End With Its Fourth Season On CW, Justice League: The Snyder Cut Will Only Have Four Minutes of New Footage, Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Multiverse Who Laughs #1. Real dark! We are a for-fans, by-fans site devoted to bringing you all the latest information on DC and Vertigo titles, movies, TV shows and more. 2020 provides us The Robin King giving us Dark Tales from the Multiverse. It's the ultimate race: Four Flashes in a desperate showdown against the Darkest Night, to regain possession of the Mobius Chair! WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Dark Nights: Death Metal #5, Death Metal: The Rise of the New God and Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme! Let us know! Overall: The art is excellent throughout, save for the boring fight against Castle Bat, where nobody is really doing anything. Finally, Eclipso was created by Bob Haney and Lee Elias and first appeared in July 1963's House of Secrets #61. You are a fan of Capullo’s renditions of all the DC heroes. She speaks from a perspective above either of theirs, arguing that the only way to beat Perpetua is to fix things so that they all matter. Alfred Bester and Paul Reinman created Solomon Grundy (Page 14), who first appeared in October 1944's All-American Comics #44. To me, the main problem that this book has is that it tries to do too much at the same time, and we’re seeing the cracks. Charles Nicholas created the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garret, for August 1939's Mystery Men Comics #1. Show us what makes this character terrifying. Starting with Crisis On Infinite Earths, DC has been subtracting from its old material to make room for new stuff. Because, as it stands, up till this point the issue has been quite dull to me. Jay says some aw-shucks grandpa things; Wallace playfully shoots off at the mouth a bit about how he’s going to outrun all the “old guys.” Nothing there is rewriting the rules, but then it isn’t meant to be. I need to see it, because I can’t just take a writer’s word for it, no matter who the writer is. It does make Wonder Woman's worry that "many of us would [have been] dead" (Page 11) a bit more ironic. Speed Metal is a genuinely important chapter in the overarching DM narrative. Nuklon took the name Atom-Smasher in August 1999's JSA Secret Files #1, written by James Robinson and David Goyer and pencilled by Scott Benefiel. Tom Bondurant has been writing online about comics and associated pop-culture concerns since he started Comics Ate My Brain in 2004. Argus – not to be confused with the ARGUS agency – was created by Mark Waid and Phil Hester for 1993's Bloodlines crossover, and first appeared in Flash Annual #6. Back in Part 1 of issue 3's annotations, we predicted Dead Batman (Page 12), but we're sure he won't stay dead for long. DC tried this once before with Hypertime in the late '90s and early '00s, but Hypertime was both too fluid (nothing is out of bounds!) I’ve enthusiastically declared Dark Nights: Metal one of my favorite comic book events of all time, so it should come as no surprise that I’m bouncing with excitement over Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s return to a follow-up called Death Metal. None of the other heroes come up with anything that they can try—they only point out what they can’t do. The revelation that Superman is doomed to die of anti-life (also Page 12) is kind of sad, even though, again, we're sure it's not permanent. For example, we see Batman and Harley holding onto a rope that they’ve tied around one of Castle Bat’s legs. The first Bizarro (Page 16) appeared in November 1958's Superboy #68. We’ve seen Mr Grayson’s would-be assassin laid low... […] This article was originally published by dccomicsnews.com. Therefore, if Batman is the avatar of the Dark Multiverse and (as Doomsday Clock has recently reminded us) Superman is the guiding force of the main Multiverse, that leaves Death Metal to claim Wonder Woman as its protagonist. Despite that, it’s a great moment. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon created Jim "Guardian" Harper for April 1942's Star-Spangled Comics #7. This issue opens with another Robin King appearance, and those who have been following my Death Metal reviews probably know that I’m not a fan of the character. You might not have guessed there were multiple Clock Kings (Page 14), but that's why we're here. Brandon Thomas writes “There’s this theory says this thing that some of us and our ancestors have been forced to endure – the brutality and humiliation – the oppression and constant attacks on our humanity. Dark Nights: Death Metal is the sequel to 2017's Dark Nights: Metal and concludes Scott Snyder's run in DC Comics; he stated "Everything is coming back, we want to pay it forward.The Omega Titans, Barbatos, the Forge, it’s all coming back. Dan Jurgens created Hank Henshaw (Page 14) for May 1990's Adventures of Superman #466. Claw was created by Dave Michelinie and Ernie Chan and first appeared in May 1975's Claw The Unconquered #1. As for the rest, the original Atom (Al Pratt) was created by writer Bill O'Connor and artist Ben Flinton and first appeared in October 1940's All-American Comics #19. That one is either “comic” relief or way out of place. And with the way everything’s set up, I think this is definitely possible, and I’m hoping for the best. Read Dark Nights: Death Metal Comic Online. In 1959 it began with The Twilight Zone. Aquaman creator Paul Norris also gave the world TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite, bearers of atomically-charged rings. Browse issues from the comic book series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, from DC Comics. Now, Death Metal is apparently ready to bulldoze the whole thing and start over. All that and more in these new tales of the Multiverse Who Laughs! Victor Fries (Page 14) was created by Dave Wood and Sheldon Moldoff for February 1959's Batman #121, where he was originally named Mr. Carol "Star Sapphire" Ferris (Page 17) dates back to Hal Jordan's debut in September-October 1959's Showcase #22. He returned as Mr. I’m not a fan of The Super-Pets in this one as the other stories are so much stronger and thought provoking. But I really started to enjoy this issue once all of that was out of the way and our heroes began to execute their master plan. One time I was bitten by a radioactive bat, but nothing much happened except I had a weird rash for a few days. Flash fans, you dare not miss this comic! We love film, TV shows, merchandise, comic books, novels, anything and everything to do with entire DC world .