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Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Grant Morrison, Grant Morrison Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 49
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers' Mountain crackles with dark energy that will release an army of the world's worst nightmares into the streets of Gotham City!  
This one-shot also answers the question: Where are the Metal Men? And who is the latest addition to the team?

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 14, 2018

    Brandishing an epic, reality-spanning scope, emotional character moments, and a surprising reader-friendliness to its multiversal yarns, Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1 might just be Dark Night: Metal's first truly unmissable tie-in issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 14, 2018

    This is honestly on of my favorite issue of the entire series. Snyder and co. do manage to keep up the excitement for Metal with this issue, which is needed since issue 6 does feel so far away. As far as we know issue 6 is the last issue and there is no omega issue or epilogue issue, and I hope that Snyder and Capullo haven’t stretch themselves too thin. One hope coming out of this series is that we do get to see a lot of these characters that have been introduced back into the DC Universe, to actually play a part in the wider DC Universe and not be forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 14, 2018

    This issue is not going to play out at all like you'll expect and that's the beauty of it. At times we get a little too caught up in figuring out where a story is gonna go and deciphering every panel. That's not necessary here. This is all about sitting back and enjoying the crazy ride. It won't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 13, 2018

    A great read that continues the tradition of showing love for the entire DC Comics universe while crafting a story that is both hopeful and tragic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Feb 14, 2018

    Theres a lot here for the money, but for my money, its worth it all just to get a tale of the Detective Chimp. All the chairs are set for the Metal finale. Lets see how it plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 15, 2018

    All in all, Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt is a great book and a worthy part of the Metal saga. Knowledge of Metal and the DC Multiverse is necessary for it to work, but, for those who have it, its a choice buffet. The story works together so well even with so many disparate creators, which makes it an amazing book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Feb 14, 2018

    This nightmarish and at times almost abstract epic is constructed with an over the top exuberance and chaotic cyclone of disparate elements that surely is the result of co-writer Grant Morrison's input. And, if you enjoy Morrison's skill at taking crazy concepts, nutty characters and whipping together with high cosmic stakes that are nearly surreal, then you'll love this issue. If you just think Morrison's stuff is crazy and impossible to follow, well, you'll find that there too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 14, 2018

    Just like the main series, the chaotic Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1 " the penultimate chapter of Dark Nights: Metal " throws so much at you that it can almost be overwhelming, and it definitely may not be to everyone's tastes. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Feb 17, 2018

    The art from three artists, instead of Greg Capullo handling the series solo, wasn't as much of an issue as you'd expect. If you look closely, you can see some conflicts of style here and there but it's nothing to keep you from finishing the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 16, 2018

    This issue leads us squarely to the blockbuster finale. Next month will see the release of Metal #6. Will the Dark Knights and their master Barbatos extinguish all light from reality? Can Batman and Superman relight the Cosmic Forge? Will the rest of the Justice League be able to restore harmony to the multiverse? I can't wait to find out! The last couple of pages show that there's a ton of monkey business still to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Feb 16, 2018

    There is so much story to tell and so much art to consume that [its] flaws fall away. Wild Hunt is no less impactful without those connections. Its pages depict brawls, schemes, and themes for any DC fan and every comics lover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 14, 2018

    The Wild Hunt is hardly the most consistent or focused chapter of the Dark Nights: Metal saga, but it is a worthy addition nonetheless. This issue adds much-needed depth to the conflict and some major and minor players. It also conveys the scale of that conflict better than anything else we've seen from Metal. This issue is a reminder that no one does big superhero epics quite like Grant Morrison, even when he's merely a supporting player. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Feb 14, 2018

    This issue is intense and complex, with plot twists and surprises you won't expect, married with art that stands out as some out best yet. The reader will be drawn into this issue very much and be clambering for more by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 14, 2018

    With searing multiversal land (and sound)scapes from Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, and Doug Mahnke; enchanting and frightening colors from Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, and Wil Quintana; and a very Grant Morrison,The Wild Hunt#1 is a decent setup to theMetalfinale even though the last few pages will either make you laugh nervously or do a hard eye roll. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 15, 2018

    I like this comic. However, I feel that the comic is trying to do too much within the limited amount of pages. As such, it is all very compressed and convoluted, and may cause confusion here and there. Add onto this the serious continuity error that I pointed out in the spoiler section, and I'm really unsure about Metal's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Feb 14, 2018

    A fun and very confusing ride, but one that has me anticipating the finale of the DC Universe as Ive known it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Feb 16, 2018

    OverallDark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt was an interesting issue that was helped by Morrison's zany ideas. Scott and Morrison's script was fairly good as they tied Morrison's older work closer toMetal, though the art could have been a bit more consistent between the four artists. Nevertheless, this is an intriguing precursor to the big finale that sets up a few questions about how its all going to end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Feb 24, 2018

    This book will forever be forgotten and only found in discount bins. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 17, 2018

    It's definitely not the best thing called Wild Hunt I've ever read/played. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 14, 2018

    While I was hoping to get some answers, this issue was confusing and felt wedged into the Event at large.  While I thought this was added in to ease the burden of Metal #6, the finale has a lot to answer and I can only hope it can do just that.  I have had a lot of fun with this Event, but this issue wasn't as fun as it obviously wanted to be.  It pains me to say it, but overall, this was a big letdown. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Feb 21, 2018

    Grant Morrison joins in on a book that may be labeled as a tie-in but is more essential reading and therein lies the problem. Its pretty standard for Morrisons craziness but his style of writing does not fit with the tone of the rest of the Metal series. If youre a die-hard Metal fan, youll read it regardless, but you may regret your time and money spent on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Feb 14, 2018

    The ending of this book feeds into the final issue of Dark Nights Metal, which now threatens to make even less sense if you haven't read this issue; shame on you DC for making it necessary for people to buy this! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Feb 14, 2018

    The Detective Chimp-centric bookends are a fun ride, but can't save the utter mess that falls in-between. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Feb 14, 2018

    This mini-series is off the rails in a major way and there's just no time to fix it before whatever happens with Justice League. Read Full Review

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