Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 82
8.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Get ready to scream! Wonder Woman roars across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape in the world’s most demented monster truck, with Swamp Thing riding shotgun! The two arrive at the ghoulish cemetery base of Batman and his army of zombies, but can the former friends stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? Plus, what’s Lobo doing in space?
Don’t miss the second chapter of the wildest ride in the DC Universe, from the epic team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo!

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 15, 2020

    Another unforgettable chapter in Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's epic, Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #2 continues to build upon, and make great use of, the momentum generated in the series debut. Utterly epic, from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jul 16, 2020

    Death Metal reigns in a bit of the crazy for issue #2, but if anything that might have made it a stronger issue overall, and we cannot wait to see what awaits us in issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 14, 2020

    Itd be impossible trying to predict what Snyder and Capullo have next for Death Metal. The series keeps surprising with unexpected twists and guest stars. Rather than try to figure out the next steps, Death Metal offers a simple and sensible command just sit back and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 17, 2020

    Capullo draws Wonder Woman. That literally should be enough. Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 is five stars, but it leaves a very different taste in your mouth. I think Perpetua knows something we don't know. Fear is in the air, and I hope Clark is up there too! We need Superman to make his appearance! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Jul 14, 2020

    This issue overall is a fantastic addition to a story that already has gone from zero to sixty in no time and continues to be loud and in our face while opening new doors into terror o in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 14, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 is, quite simply, the head-bangingest, most joyously over-the-top epic solo of a comic we've all been waiting for in a summer bereft of big popcorn movie fun! DO NOT MISS THIS! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 14, 2020

    Greg Capullo is a master at crafting a scene visually. From the first page and its amazing ending to the final reveal at the end of the issue, Capullo's art shows he is having fun with the tone of this story and it is being reflected in every panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 14, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal is the kind of book you need to let go and let God, only in this case Snyder and Capullo is God. Sure, a giant T-Rex Batman is outrageous, but within the confines of this story, it makes sense because the multiverse is vast and can do anything. There are other elements I know folks will question, but again, if you consciously surrender to what Snyder and Capullo are crafting I guarantee you'll love every minute of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 16, 2020

    Dark Nights Metal#2 brings back the heart of the DCU and continues its excellent world-building to something big! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 14, 2020

    Remember how chaotic the first issue of Death Metal was? Second issues of event comics usually calm down and let things settle a little"but not Snyder and Capullo's magnum opus, which features more crazy twists and turns than the first issue. Maybe too many? That will vary, because this is definitely one of the most chaotic issues I've ever read. But buried in that is the kind of high-octane suspenseful storytelling that makes for a pretty great event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 14, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #2is a Wonder Woman story and a good one. The issue excels at creating emotional levity while also introducing readers to more head-banging concepts as an even bigger crisis emerges. The second half of this issue left me in shambles and I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation of the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 14, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 is a triumph, and a joy. I was enthralled and entertained, from cover to cover. Batman needs to finish a statement, we got more flashes than a nudist colony, and a final page that delivered a glorious sight, the likes of which we haven't witnessed since the original Superman/Batman series of 2004" but with added Wonder. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Jul 14, 2020

    Death Metal #2 continues the electric start to DC's latest major event, and it leaves the reader feeling optimistic about the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 20, 2020

    A strong story continues forward without relying too heavily on the past, all while continuing to just have fun overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 13, 2020

    Wonder Woman and Batman join up to make things right, but I wish we got a couple more answers.  Still, this issue had some fun moments, and Greg Capullo's art is good.  I don't think this one will change anyone's minds either way, but if you liked issue #1, you should like this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jul 14, 2020

    This is a solid issue with excellent art, but because it's very wordy and the plot is advanced mainly through dialogue, it feels like not a whole lot has happened. The issue is also leaning too much into the comedy, which takes me out of the story sometimes as it makes it less focused. Then there's also that thing I brought up above, in the spoiler tags. Nevertheless, I still recommend this issue. The world, the characters and the story is still intriguing and fun, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jul 19, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 has plenty of things going on that look interesting, but so much of it lacks context or doesn't mesh well with each other. This feels like a book that will be better when read with more of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 14, 2020

    After the rocket launch of a first issue, Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 doesn't feel as much "death metal" as it does a corporate suburbanite throwing on their leather jacket with some spikes and going to a show in the back. It never quite commits to the chaos of the mosh-pit but just kind of safely stands in the back admiring the musicianship, never committing to the gut experience. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 14, 2020

    But like the issue overall, none of it much sticks, and we are left with another goofy cliffhanger to lead into what is presumably another pretty goofy issue of this event. Somehow operating as both silly and self-serious, Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 ends up exemplifying the worst aspects of both as well as failing to raise the bar as a sequel. Read Full Review

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