Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1

7.3Critic Rating
5.1User Rating

What would it take to get every being left in the Multiverse to side together in the ultimate, final showdown? Total decimation and the complete undoing of all existence? The Batman Who Laughs has made his final move, bringing the most horrifying opposition to the battleground, and now every hero and villain left alive will stand and fight together. This epic battle book details every side of the last war across the Multiverse-Wonder Woman leading the heroes, Superman leading the villains, and Batman leading the dead-everyone has to play their part. Everyone and everything is at stake…so join here for the last of the DCU as we know it!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 29, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of The Multiverses #1 is a fantastic idea with superb execution. The story has so many interpretations of the same battle, allow so much more to be covered than what may be seen in the main event. The different creative teams result in contrasting tones for the stories. Some have comedic elements, others more grotesque. A few focus on hope while there are some much darker. Brimming with content and detail, this is a must-read book. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 29, 2020

    Swamp Thing takes on his destructive double the Swamp King. ON his world, Swamp King destroyed or consumed everything in his bid to spread life, but the monsters of the DC universe will fight to stop him. Swamp Thing and his forces fight to the creatures home and at the turn of the battle, Swamp Thing uses the one thing his double lacks to find a unique way to stop him. A great story from start to finish with some beautiful art from Mike Henderson. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 4, 2021

    All in all, this is a decent book with some good stories in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Dec 30, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses (2020-) #1 is a fine precursor to Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 and will leave readers eager to see how this war for the multiverse ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 29, 2020

    Overall, another strong anthology with some real standout stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 29, 2020

    There's a short story in here for everyone. You won't regret picking this up if you've enjoyed most of what Dark Nights: Death Metal has had to offer so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 29, 2020

    As it stands Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses--and really the entire event--is a celebration of everything DC Comics has done and will do. It's a celebration of infinite characters all coming together and the infinite possibilities within. This issue also serves as a reminder of the epic battle that is taking place involves every character from a vast multiverse and while this is only a taste it's a robust one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 30, 2020

    Generally, good art and good writing make for a huge prelude to the end (or beginning) of the DC Multiverse. Some vignettes were better than others, but all of them had some part to play in establishing the outcome of the big battle. If you're invested in the Death Metal event up to this point, this book feels more essential than a tangential tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 29, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52 - War of the Multiverses #1 is a comic about hope, timed perfectly to coincide with the end of the longest, darkest year most have seen in a lifetime. It isn't perfect, but if it doesn't make you smile as heroes rage in defiance of certain doom, I don't know what will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Dec 30, 2020

    Presented as a look into the minds of the heroes that are making a stand against the Batman Who Laughs and his army of warriors from the Dark Multiverse, this stand-alone is a solid one if not a tad redundant. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Dec 30, 2020

    'Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses' #1 portrays the elongated prequel to the grand finale from the point of view of several very prominent superheroes and their evil counterparts. Some of the interludes work, will others don't. After so many tie-ins and showdowns this may well have been one tie-in too far for this jaded reader. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 29, 2020

    While the tie-in one-shots of this event have been some of the better material of Dark Nights thus far, Dark Nights: Death Metal - The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1 can't be fully counted among them. Though armed with fun moments and occasionally impressive artwork, The Last 52 doesn't do much but clutter the stage as Death Metal prepares to take its final bow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 29, 2020

    While the stories in this book are well told, and very well drawn, colored, and lettered, it really all feels like filler. The main plot isn't advanced any more from where Metal #6 ended. The Last 52 begins with Wonder Woman, all gold and gusto, facing down The Darkest Knight. After some nice, short, but sweet mini tales, the book ends with Wonder Woman facing down The Darkest Knight. Like I said at the opening to this review, what we have is clearly just an appetiser for the main course" but enough with all these canapes, gimme the steak, already! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 29, 2020

    Most of the stories don't add a lot to the overall Death Metal landscape, but the Atom story by Kyle Higgins and Scott Kolins and Constantine story from Matthew Rosenberg and Rob Guillory are entertaining side tales. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Harvey Moreno Dec 31, 2020

    The only story I felt was worth the read was Armageddon Blues. This was Constantine vs. Dark(er?) Constantine in a way only they could: getting to know each other over a drink in the only pub in the wasteland of Themyscira. I can't help but chuckle as I think about how much it felt like The Nan In Black going in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. If you feel like eight pages of entertainment is worth $8.99, then I'd say grab this book. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 29, 2020

    I recommend skipping this one. I had to struggle to get through this and was not entertained at any point, except while reading "Armageddon Blues." This is just a boring collection of heroes fighting villains, without stakes, without fleshed-out character work, and without an actual plot. Read Full Review

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