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: 17 User Reviews: 40
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Oct 7, 2020

    Half pointless and half integral to the main story, Trinity Crisis #1 is a bizarre tie-in. Hey, at least Francis Manapul is on art duties. 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

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