Dark Nights: Death Metal: Death Metal Metaverse's End #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Juan Gedeon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 33
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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Perpetua, mother of all existence, has culled all life and creation in the Multiverse, condensing all beings to one planet: Earth-Prime. In her quest for power and dominance, she rules absolutely and in totality, using her children-the Monitors and Anti-Monitors-as her heralds and destructors. But a group of heroes has banded together across multiple worlds in a last-ditch effort to stop her from destroying all of existence: Owlman, President Superman, Iris West, Captain Carrot, Guy Gardner, and others have chosen to make their final stand in a battle they're destined to lose!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 29, 2020

    So with a honed irony, tremendous visuals, and truly gonzo scripting Dark Nights: Death Metal - Multiverse's End #1 raises the stakes, emotions, and weirdness of the event and not a moment too soon. If the main series has left you cold, pick up this tie-in and revel in just how crazy (and purposefully cheeky) event comic books can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 30, 2020

    As for furthering Snyder and Capullo's story, Tynion helped those who don't read Justice League get up to speed on Perpetua. Dark Nights Death Metal Multiverse's End #1 is a must-read if you're following the event, but it's especially important for those who fall under the aforementioned umbrella. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 30, 2020

    Multiverse's End provides us with some light-hearted multiversal fun, proving that alternate universes don't have to be dark and brooding, even if they're filled with Batmen. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Sep 29, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse's End brings another solid one-shot that delves deeper into the event's stakes for the DC universe. Epic action set pieces for the fate of the universe abound, all delivered through a killer art style. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 29, 2020

    Some ideas like the Rainbow Batman Corps dont land, but overall this was another very engaging story that tells an essential aspect to the overall Death Metal tale. Dont miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 29, 2020

    Juan Gedeon's art matches the dark tone of the story. There is a roughness to it that is perfect for this story and its stakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 30, 2020

    The Green Lanterns and Justice League Incarnate try to save the Multiverse with the help of an unexpected ally with a grudge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 30, 2020

    Overall, this book is good. The artwork makes the weaker parts less noticeable and it is a pretty entertaining issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 29, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse's End #1 is a chapter in the bigger picture event. It doesn't quite stand on its own but there's a certain insanity to it that almost makes it worth it. But, what's truly impressive with the comic is a self-awareness that doesn't seem present elsewhere. It makes fun of itself and the silliness we've seen throughout the event. It goes all out, then makes fun of itself for doing so. And that brings a certain enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 29, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal - Multiverse's End #1 is a bit of a mixed bag, but one that definitely has its moments of true emotional heft. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 1, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse's End" #1 is a wild, Multiverse-spanning ride that loses focus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 30, 2020

    While its no masterpiece, this issue is still well above average. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Oct 2, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal - Multiverse's End is the kind of insanity you can only find in comic books. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 28, 2020

    This Death Metal tie-in is an odd one. It begins a side-story with a lot of recap, some okay art, and lots of talking. I didn't find it as engaging as I'd hoped, but those looking for a refresher course on what lead to Death Metal may feel differently. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 29, 2020

    Flip a coin! If you want a walk down memory lane with a lot of characters in a comic, this one is for you. But if you are scratching your head at the end, please do a search of everything Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo has contributed to this series. Maybe I am cynical, but find what you like, eliminate what you don't, and keep an eye out for anything Capullo draws that features Wonder Woman! That's where this series is perfect. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Liem Duong Sep 30, 2020

    Art is very 90s like. Gedeon uses a really old school style of art, but with something like Metal, it doesn't feel too out of place, honestly I think that have Gedeon doing the art for this one was quite unique. This tie-in deals with what has been going on across the Multiverse during this event so far as Perpetua consumes universe after universe, and how whats left of the Justice League is attempting to fulfill their part of the mission.

    One thing I like about this tie-in and this event in general is it is trying to file all the crisis history and multiverse content in a neat and understandable package. And while still a mess with this whole " tuning forks " nonsense, Tynion manages to connect the dots and make sense of the in more

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 3, 2020

    I expected much worse. There were some things that I didn’t like, but also things that I did like! What a ride.

  • 1.0
    R05h1 Sep 29, 2020

    Metal is a hot mess

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  • 9.5
    Tony Sep 29, 2020

    Well, for some strange reason I like a lot the art of this book and maybe the story is just Ok but I just love Owlman and Captain Carrot. I think you need to understand and get carried away by the extravagant, rare and even ridiculous story that is being told in this event to be able to enjoy all the issues and especially this one. In this context, I consider this issue to be a quality one, especially because although it is repetitive on some occasions, it definitely clarifies many of the things or ideas that had been developed in previous issues.

  • 9.0
    Luiz_FM Sep 29, 2020

    Not the best, but this one is another solid one-shot for this amazing event

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Oct 2, 2020

    Absolutely awesome. Issues like this really make the case for event comics. Even with dire stakes and wanton death and destruction, a comic can still be an absolute blast to read.

    Tynion 4 does a great job connecting the dots on all of this and explaining whats actually happening in a way that ties in every corner the DC Multiverse history. I love our prime guys but its so great to see some of the other heroes all come together to save many worlds, not just one. The issue never stops to rest, ever, its constantly moving and hopping our perspective to other worlds and fights.

    Handed the gargantuan task of rendering all the insanity is Juan Gedeon, whose art grabbed by attention the moment i first encountered his w more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 7, 2020

    I liked all the metal tie ins so far. They are just fun. Loved owlman.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 29, 2020

    At least this one felt somewhat important. I know all the Perpetua stuff was already explained to death in JL, but when it's condensed like it is here, it's not as bad. I was literally expecting the worst here, and ended up with an alright one-shot.

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 Oct 3, 2020

    My least favorite entry in the metal saga

  • 6.0
    Afre Sep 30, 2020

    It is not as bad as I thought it would be. Tynion wrote a pretty okat one-shot that explained a lot. The art style however is pretty bad and makes it hard to recommend this.

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Oct 7, 2020

    " And Owlman is supposed to be the darkest reflection of Batman in the multiverse... Not that thing from reality's dark under belly !"
    - OWLMAN

  • 5.0
    雨人点雪 Sep 30, 2020

    recommended for children ages 0 to 6

  • 5.0
    JulianPope Sep 30, 2020

    What was this?? Easily most disappointing one-shot of the event thus far. Don’t the writers get tired of explaining the same things over and over? Bc we definitely get tired of re-reading them.

  • 1.5
    KFuqua Sep 29, 2020

    Enough of this Metal garbage. Even Tynion cannot save this mess.

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