Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Dark Nights: Metal #4 by Scott Snyder - Book Review
From the publisher: The Justice League has been broken and scattered to the far corners of the DCU, each member forced to face their worst fears alone…and the fears are winning. When an unlikely ally reveals a glimmer of hope, they must seize their chance, or risk their window of opportunity closing for good!
Scott Snyder continues the story of the hunt for Nth Metal in Dark Nights: Metal #4. In this particular issue, our heroes are split in several groups, all looking for the final pieces of Nth Metal. They need the pieces in order to stop Barbatos from leaving the Dark Multiverse and destroying everything. Snyder deftly juggles the various groups of heroes, doling out clues, opening further mysteries, and pushing the story towards it’s climax.
Of particular note to me in this issue is the focus on Bruce Wayne aka Batman, who has been in the Dark Multiverse for 30 years, and Clark Kent aka Superman, who has been powering the battery the Clark Kent doppelgangers are using to draw the Earth closer to the Dark Multiverse. There are some nice character moments in their interaction. Additionally, Dream begins to take on a bigger role, making him more a part of the main DC Universe.
One of the highlights of Snyder’s Metal series has been how he is tying various corners of the DC Universe together into one cohesive whole. In some instances, Snyder just has easter eggs for characters or events, but in others (I’m looking at you, Hawkman and Hawkgirl), they are involved in major plot points. As a longtime fan, I appreciate these nods and attempts to bring everything together.
I recommend Dark Night: Metal #4 by Scott Snyder. It’s a good read, and provides another chapter in the overall Metal story, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it continues to unfold over the next several issues.
I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.