Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 33
7.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is reunited and ready to rock! Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that’s just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress-but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime, and Darkseid hold the key to humanity’s survival. The Justice League have to face down their old nemeses, but will round two be the end for our heroes?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Sep 8, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal-Trinity Crisis#1 continues the entertaining insanity of the main series, featuring blockbuster writing and art. Given how the issue ends, I'm hoping the Trinity can find a way to overcome this current crisis. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 8, 2020

    Francis Manapul does an amazing job of bringing this story to life visually with great art throughout. Not only are the characters dynamic and the action thrilling, but Manapul's style hits all the emotional marks Snyder is going for in the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 9, 2020

    This is a truly great chapter of the Death Metal saga and it is worthy to give a repeat read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 8, 2020

    Snyder saves the payoff for this journey toward the end of the issue and setting up the cliffhanger for a resolution in Death Metal #4. Fans definitely cant miss this essential and entertaining chapter of Death Metal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 8, 2020

    This is an essential part of the crossover, with the cliffhanger to be resolved in the next issue of the main series. That can be dicey, but with a creative team this strong, you can be assured you're getting a worthy next chapter even if it's in a one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 9, 2020

    Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1 is a tie-in that adds some context to the conflict of the main story. It also features art from Francis Manapul, which is all you really need to know. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 8, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1 feels like the issue where this event just admits it's the latest "Crisis" storyline for the DC Universe. It does a solid job of both diving into DC history while also leaving it open enough for new readers to enjoy. But, again, there's a fault of the issue for not being part of the main series. It's an odd choice. Still, this is the second recent release for Dark Nights: Death Metal that acts as a jumping on point or an explanation of what's happening. If you've been following the event, it's a must get. If you're intrigued by what's going on, this isn't a bad place to start to begin the latter half. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 10, 2020

    I love the way that the creative teams are writing this blockbuster in a way that make it completely accessible to new readers, but that also rewards old (and in my case, long in the tooth) fans, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 8, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1 leads directly into Dark Nights: Death Metal #4 and it's a must-read if you want to keep up with the event. Like a dungeon raid in your favorite video game, this issue is a journey in itself, expertly drawn by Manapul and colored by Ian Herring. I can't say I was hanging on the edge of my seat reading this, but it's a good quest worth diving into. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 8, 2020

    In either case, I enjoyed reading Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1. As a fan of these creators, I am satisfied and think other readers of the Dark Nights series to date will enjoy it. Newcomers would do well to go pick up the original Dark Nights: Metal and try to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 8, 2020

    Dark Nights: Death Metal - Trinity War #1 is a fun romp through crises past as the stakes are upped, but it also doesn't forget to have some heart and strong character beats. Don't mistake this comic for being a throwaway just because it's a tie-in - it's essential! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 8, 2020

    While you still get silly jokes and D-List Dark Multiverse Batmen in this tie-in, the scope of what we're dealing in this book overshadows most of its flaws and by the end, you get a book that feels less like a tie-in and a crucial installment to what should have been the main title. The art is fun and decent overall, but like most chapters to this event, I would like to have a better understanding of what's been going on and how things work beyond a vague explanation that everyone just goes with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 14, 2020

    Despite being an intriguing journey into the DC Universe, this supposed "one-shot" feels more like a real fourth issue to the story from which it branches than a one-and-done tale for people to jump in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 8, 2020

    Frustrations aside, this is a fun little detour for Death Metal. As with the main series, it's loud, ostentatious, and a whole heap of fun. There is perhaps a whole lot more Harley Quinn than one would expect from a title like this, but Snyder's script does well to realize how poorly she seems to fit, justifying her presence in a compelling manner. In fact, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, and Swamp Thing quietly make up the heart of Trinity Crisis, until of course, that final page. This is the opposite of your average big event tie-in: it counts, almost feeling like it should have been called Death Metal #3.5. If you've been following Snyder's wild ride up until now, Death Metal: Trinity Crisis is essential " for the bad and the good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 14, 2020

    Trinity Crisis has become an interesting omelette of story telling. The art is amazing and Snyder has been setting this up for quite some time. But we don't seem to be marching to a definitive end. At least in this issue... Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 9, 2020

    There are some genuinely excellent panels in this comic book, but they don't offer enough to justify reading this headache. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Liem Duong Sep 8, 2020

    Another tie-in, picking up where Death Metal #3 left off. " Alfred-Boxes " Jesus Christ. I said that this title is an acquired taste, so you either love this shit or find it laughable. And Snyder's antics of Batman obsessed material is one of those tests for people.

    Nevertheless, I really liked this. This may as well have been in the main title, because it directly is involved with the main story. It has the same energy from Death Metal, its big, bombastic, fast, high energy, high stakes. Has the standard exposition dump to set the issue, but it has some great action and art by Francis Manapul to go along with it. He is no Greg Capullo, but his art can satisfy this issue's intensity along with the great colors by Herring.

  • 6.0
    雨人点雪 Sep 8, 2020

    这期漫画你不用看编剧就知道一定是Scott Snyder写的。开会、分兵、潜入、被伏击,整个流程行云流水,从《金属》到《正义联盟》再到《死亡金属》前几期,全是这个套路。

    You don't need to read the writer to know that this comic must be written by Scott Snyder. Meetings, division of troops, sneaking in, and being ambushed, the whole process goes smoothly, from "Metal" to "Justice League" to the first few issues of "Death Metal", it is all this routine.

  • 10
    Batphantom Sep 8, 2020

    This Death Metal chapter is just incredible.

  • 9.5
    Tony Sep 8, 2020

    Artwork.- 5/5 The colors and the Manapul's art is just great maybe this comic is worth just for the art.
    Story.- Snyder delivers a good one, this book has a huge value and the payoff comes with the ending. I had a good time with this. I said before that when you tell stories like this you need every book counts, well, this comic counts and counts a lot 4.5/5.

    * I was really surprised by the appearance of some characters. The narrative created by Snyder doesn't forget his older readers, those who have followed him since all this began.

  • 9.0
    Swanktub Sep 8, 2020

    Art: 10/10
    Story: 8/10

  • 7.0
    Silver Rocket Sep 8, 2020

    The focus of this book is far better than the main title's.

  • 5.0
    Afre Sep 9, 2020

    The explanation issue. Why this was a separate issue but very important to the storyline just confuses me. Why not make this a DM #4?

    Anyhow, it was eh. Just meh. Not bad, just a lot of talking and telling. Snyder really thinks anyone cares about the Robin King who is just so bad. So terribly written. He thought he could get another BWL but no.

    Art too was just eh. Not bad, but nothing special.

    Overall, an important issue to the storyline that really doesn't go forward with it's plot. Just sets up the characters for #4. Not a terrible one, but just eh. Just like this whole event.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 8, 2020

    I thought this was a chore to get through. Time is eaten away by explanations we've already gotten. Bad jokes are made. The Robin King is there. And the ending is spoiled in the solicitation. The art was good at least.

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  • 3.0
    KFuqua Sep 8, 2020

    Enough of this horrible Metal garbage.

  • 3.0
    SONOFBATMANN Sep 8, 2020

    This book is a lie.

    I was expecting to read about the trinity vs the three crisis baddies, but they only show up in the last half of the book as the ending tease for the next issue of the main series. Should have skipped this expo dump filler and just bought Death Metal #4 by itself.

    What a waste of my money.

  • 10
    Watchtower022 Sep 13, 2020

    I loved this!

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Sep 14, 2020

    I'm of the opinion that this event isn't as good as dark knights metal. It's gotten way too bloated and has lost focus. It's perfectly adequate, it's not terrible or a bad book, but it probably is the low point in Snyder Capullo teamups. That being said, this book is a breath of fresh air in this event. I usually hate tie ins, but this was a nice little book to revisit all the crisis events and have a critique on them. The story was fun and at points pretty jaw dropping. The premise is the trinity visiting the dark multiverse earths to siphon Crisis energy (comic book shenanigans), and each of them go to different earths, crisis on infinite earths, infinite crisis, and final crisis. The small gripe I have with it is that superman and more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 9, 2020

    Definitely a needed tie in. Pretty much should have been #4. Normally, I'm a stickler for corny stuff and this series has a lot but the stales feel so high and it actually is really engaging. Should it be an 8. Mayne not but with the art its going to get an 8.

  • 7.5
    Todd A. Lonn Sep 9, 2020

    This one shot is basically a Dark Knights Death Metal 3.5.I loved Manapuls art in this, so cool to see his take on the DM outfits and the new evil Batmen (and Martha!).

  • 3.0
    letskillrobots Sep 23, 2020

    what am i reading

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