Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 40
8.1Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 15, 2020

    The one criticism I've heard about this series is that there's too much of it; bearing in mind that there have actually been more one-shot tie-ins than there have been chapters of the main series, and due to the fact that we've had a five part Justice League: Doom Metal arc thrown in, too. When I received my review copy of Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 (thanks, Scott), I immediately re-read issues #1-#5. Anyone can enjoy this story without all the extras, but those who have (wisely) invested in picking up every issue will receive a powerful, and truly rich reading experience. My only criticism is that there's only one issue left! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 15, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 continues to prove what an event comic ought to be: big and bold and full of bombastic fun, but also capable of being small and intimate. This is comics storytelling at its finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 15, 2020

    Greg Capullo's art and style shine on every page of this issue. There is beautiful, detailed imagery throughout every page and I found myself re-reading entire passages to marvel at the background action and characters. A truly impressive visual triumph. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 21, 2020

    The story by Snyder is great. It is fun and wacky and just a joy. It is also very impactful and personal. Working with Capullo is when Snyder is at his best (and vice versa). That is certainly the case here as this series looks as though it is going to end on a real high note. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Dec 15, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #6hits hard while moving at an impressive pace, managing to gain additional momentum as it heads toward what promises to be an epic conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 15, 2020

    Has there ever been a DC event that played on a scale like this? Crisis on Infinite Earths is probably the closest, which means Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are treading on sacred ground. This penultimate issue is equally the most epic issue of the run, and the most subtle and story-driven. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 15, 2020

    If Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 doesn't give you goosebumps, something may be wrong with you. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Dec 16, 2020

    This issue is paced to allow the battles to breathe and the conflicts to build. The big screen style hides a story full of heart and heroism. We still get enormous action scenes but we hold onto the character moments as we get an epic Wonder Woman story against the backdrop of realities torn asunder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 15, 2020

    This was the penultimate issue of the series and Snyder, Capullo, Glapion and Plasencia set things up for what should be an epic finale. It will be very interesting to learn the state of the DC universe following this event's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 15, 2020

    When all is said and done, Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 delivers an excellent, energy building story that perfectly sets the board for the upcoming series finale. With the stage now set, the only thing left for our heroes to do is to see the battle through, to whatever end may await them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 17, 2020

    Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo hit all the right notes to make Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 everything you expect from a penultimate issue for a big event. Everything that happens here is made to create as much hype going into the ending as possible. The final few pages of Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 certainly showcase that as the stage is set for our heroes and villains to have a final showdown with the fate of the Multiverse at stake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 15, 2020

    When it comes to comic book events, this story has gone as big as possible, thrusting our heroes into a situation that is so dire their very molecules may not make it out unscathed. Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 offers all-out war, incredibly detailed art, and a setup for the final showdown fans of big blockbusters will need to read to believe. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 15, 2020

    While Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 hasn't won me over on the event, it does have its moments. There's some of those that bring the good schmaltz. There's far more that are popcorn worthy summer blockbuster visuals. It's a turn off your brain and enjoy the ride of a comic and at times that's a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 16, 2020

    Writer Scott Snyder knows how to create an epic scene, and this issue is full of them, all pulled off brilliantly by artist Greg Capullo and colorist FCO Plascencia. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 17, 2020

    No spoilers but Wonder Woman reaches another level"understandably when Gal Gadot is as golden as she could be for the holidays. We are simply too far down the Multiverse hole to not see how this ends. But this issue seems to be on "delay game" to buy a bit more time as we march to the ending of Death Metal. Has it overstayed its welcome? Maybe" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 15, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 sets up the big finale, but not much else.  The art is okay, and while I am still looking forward to seeing how this all ends, this issue did nothing to increase my hype. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Dec 15, 2020

    Snyder and Capullo seem intent on turning up the dials until the whole machine breaks. This is excess in its simplest form, a creative team unrestrained and seemingly unburdened by editorial. It isn't elegant and it isn't clever, but it sure is fun. And yet, six issues in and it feels like Death Metal has run out of steam. Death Metal #6 inherits the problems of Death Metal #5, offering little more than a few laughs and a victory lap of this admittedly pleasing 'One Universe' concept. If you're still reading, you're in it until the end. Let's hope the climax pays off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 16, 2020

    No spoilers but Wonder Woman reaches another level"understandably when Gal Gadot is as golden as she could be for the holidays. We are simply too far down the Multiverse hole to not see how this ends. But this issue seems to be on "delay game" to buy a bit more time as we march to the ending of Death Metal. Has it overstayed its welcome? Maybe... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 16, 2020

    I'm being critical because I've been wanting this book to be successful. I still do. I love seeing Capullo, Glapion and FCO drawing all these cool characters; I love their layouts; I love the colors, it's really fun stuff! But as much as I want a straight-up battle between Good and Evil at this point, I just don't care about any of it if there aren't any stakes. Death Metal has been entertaining up until this point. Hopefully the final issue will still blow me away, but I'm not holding my breath. Read Full Review

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