Dark Nights: Metal #2

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 38 User Reviews: 91
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World's Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth's heroes be ready?

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Sep 13, 2017

    I'll stop things here, for fear of betraying the storytellers confidence: the rush to the climax of this issue begins with a gasp of familiarity, and ends with you on the edge of your seat. This is a great follow-up to an impossibly good first issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 13, 2017

    Saying that Dark Nights: Metal #2 is a must-read is like saying that a hydrogen bomb has the potential to do some damage. Each page is amazing for its own reason, and I cannot recommend that you run out and buy this book strongly enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 13, 2017

    Above all else, Metal is just an incredibly book. Whether you're a DC scholar or don't even know Cyborg's real name, this is too fun to miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Sep 13, 2017

    Dark Nights: Metal continues to blow me away in issue 2. With it's mind blowing revelations and amazing art it's a DC Comics staple in the making. Snyder know's Batman so well and really knows how to have fun with the character. The inclusion of a brand new Dark Universe is history in the making and I can't wait to keep exploring this story with our DCU heroes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Sep 18, 2017

    If you don't like Metal, you don't like fun. Simple as that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 12, 2017

    As great friends have a ball making amazing comics together, readers should hope the good times never end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2017

    This story continues to ratchet up the action, thrills and mystery. Snyder and Capullo have crafted an epic love letter to the DC universe and I can't wait to see how it expands in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - John Jones Sep 13, 2017

    In the past few years and especially with his most recent run on Batman, Greg Capullo has cemented his name as one of the comic book greats, Greg Capullo's artwork now stands up there with names like Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane, his style and name will be recognizable for years to come. His story telling ability reflected in his panels are second to none. His detail is exquisite and at no point did I question who a character was and where they were located. He was able to depict each character with precise perfection. There are times when I find Greg Capullo to be very cocky, but I am starting to realize that he may have every right to be. 5 out of 5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Sep 17, 2017

    Holy Caped Crusader! This series just keeps getting better and better and Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo once again deliver their A-game as the twists, turns and unexpectedness of Dark Nights Metal continues to go where no DC Comic has gone before. This series is a crisis and although not dubbed as an official DCU Crisis, it definitely is and now it's time for the rest of the DCU to become involved! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Sep 13, 2017

    Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo reteam for DARK NIGHTS: METAL #2, a comic which answers the central questions about the Dark Multiverse! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 15, 2020

    It is a pretty frightening last panel. It is also pretty exciting. Snyder and artist Greg Capullo are really going the distance In this book. It is so imaginative and structured and I cannot get enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Sep 17, 2017

    During Zero Year, I refused to flip the page until I solved Nygmas riddles for myself. Back then, I too often forfeited in frustration. But Ive no intention of waiting for the full revelations to of Snyders story to be spoon fed to me anymore. His past works prove that the clues are there for those who, like Carter Hall and Batman himself, are willing to the hard detective work to solve the mystery. Thus, Ill continue to dissect with the exacting eye of a forensic specialist the etymologies of words, the meanings and motifs, and any other clues I come across. Snyders sensational storytelling in Dark Nights: Metal is of course reward enough, but the chance to crack the case while working alongside the Worlds Greatest Detective adds all the more satisfaction. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Sep 13, 2017

    One Last Thing: Shooting the brain of the Anti-Monitor at the Rock of Eternity is supposed to destroy the Dark Multiverse? I dont know why I would or would not believe that would work, but thats just one of the craziest sentences Ive read in a comic in a while, which is saying something because comics are crazy. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 13, 2017

    Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue Metal, but this issue feels like the real beginning.  It's obvious they are having a great time and it rubs off on the reader in a big way.  An exciting story that makes senses even when I wished it wouldn't coupled with great art and an awesome sense of humor have me pumped up for everything Metal coming our way.  If you have been waiting for the fun that was promised with Rebirth, your wait is over.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Sep 15, 2017

    Dark Nights: Metal #2 picks up the pace from issue one and continues to deliver the promises made about Metal. Fun dialogue, Batman on a jet ski, and heart pounding moments help shape this comic event to be one of the best ever produced. Snyder and Capullo continue to be a dream team in the industry, proving that their styles mesh very well together. Batman is gone and the nightmares have been released, can the multiverse survive? While we have to wait a month for the next installment ofMetal, we will have two tie-ins a week until then. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Sep 12, 2017

    Dark Nights: Metal #2 keeps the ride going, by bringing in some more explanation, upping the stakes, and just showing how wild the DCU really is. It's so nice to see an event have such level and depth and be a whole heap of fun, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Sep 16, 2017

    The pacing and story may be hard to follow for some, but his book will definitely charm you with its gripping art and full use of DC characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 29, 2017

    I can't even pretend to understand everything that's been going on, which is probably to be expected. Yeah, Scott Snyder's writing it, but growing a tree out of a nut left behind by Grant Morrison is destined to be fraught with a mind bending case of the "Huh?"s. It's like that giant spinner thing at the carnival -- it's makes you dizzy but it's still a hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Andrew Wheeler Sep 13, 2017

    Dark Knights Metal #2 is more exciting than the first with action and groundbreaking story and dialog on every page. The art and overall looks to the characters, scenery and cameos were all a joy and fit perfectly. I enjoyed these books so far but I feel these first two could have been cut and put together as one issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Sep 14, 2017

    Overall, Dark Nights Metal issue 2 is a strong continuation to the first issue that's really just lead up to the next issue but it has enough good stuff that I wouldn't miss it. Despite that huge, gaping plot hole that I mentioned (or maybe because of it), I think this is tons of fun, a real treat for fanboys and the perfect way to sweeten people on events after the chaos that was fan reaction to Secret Empire. I give this a strong recommendation; feel free to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Sep 13, 2017

    Each Dark Knight appears to have their own distinctive textual and balloon designs, something I hope remains in play every time these characters speak. Theyre just one example of how interesting the character concepts are from a design standpoint, so I am excited to see them in action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 14, 2017

    The story may be a bit derivative, but it is a well-crafted comic and manages to end on a heck of a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 15, 2017

    Dark Nights: Metal #2 is an excellent continuation of DC's latest mega event. The use of events like Final Crisis and Darkseid War elevated the story that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are crafting. Now with Batman's actions opening the door to the possible destruction of the Multiverse we are left wondering how our favorite DC Universe heroes will be able to save the day. That mystery, along with several other sub-plots, make the anticipation for what happens next harder to wait for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Sep 13, 2017

    We are only two issues in, but each time I'm on the edge of my seat, picking my bottom jaw off the ground. If you want to get the full comic experience in one book, this is what you need to be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Sep 13, 2017

    Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion turn in the work of their careers. Ive said a few times that I hope this entire creative team ends up on Justice League, and this issue is proof of concept for that. There is nothing Capullo cant capture here, from small moments with Zatanna and Constantine, the big chase with the League and the false Batmen, and the issue-ending two page spread debuting the Dark Knights. All of it is intense, engaging, and spot on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 13, 2017

    While Metal still has a few kinks to iron out before it can rival the best of Snyder and Capullo's work, the series is delivering plenty of drama and spectacle as it explores the collision between the DCU and the Dark Multiverse. This issue increases the story's pace, focusing both on crazy, dynamic action and highlighting the fear and uncertainty propelling the Caped Crusader as he delves deeper into his biggest case yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Stephen Gustafson Oct 26, 2017

    It would easy for this story to get bogged down or become a complete mess but Snyder knows his stuff and walks the line between entertaining chaos and hopeless junk. Capullo brings it again with the artwork and I enjoy his take in action sequences and the quieter moments that need a softer touch. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 14, 2017

    This is a ridiculous story built on some crazy conceits, and it's finally coming together after the questionable Forge and Casting comics. I recommend this comic. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Sep 15, 2017

    I actually found Metal #2 to be a lot more fun than the premiere issue. Although, it's probably more apt to say that I found it more enjoyable, because the subject matter is hardly “fun”. It's got plenty of dark undertones running all throughout it, and as the story wraps up, we are faced with some truly bleak circumstances. Given that, it seems rather strange that I would close the book in a better mood than when I opened it. But, I guess that's the power of Scott's narrative. It's all being played as a cool comic adventure, so even though we are being presented with some very depressing things, we are never really forced to ingest it in that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Sep 16, 2017

    In all seriousness, Snyder's newest epic is coming together well, even if it has a few speed bumps. The action is fantastically drawn by Capullo, with an equally engaging story. I can't wait what else they legendary creative duo have int store for us, and tther next issues could very well determine if this story is one of DC's great. I think it will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Sep 14, 2017

    This series is delivering on the promise to be the comic event of the summer! The size and scope of the story grows with every issue. Questions are finally answered in this issue, but even more are asked. The fast pace works well and I can't wait to see where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 23, 2017

    I think the other thing that is in Metal's favor is that its creative team was The New 52 Batman creative team for the better part of four years. Thus, Metal actually seems like a continuation of something concrete in the DC Universe, something will not be re-birthed and rebooted away " Snyder and Capullo's Batman. Metal validates that Batman comic book series, and Batman is the anchor for this big event which might mean something important to the DCU for some time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Sep 20, 2017

    The art is really sharp and I like it a lot overall the Justice League are drawn beautifully each of their features sharp on the panels, yet for some reason Batman looks a little funny to me, mainly his cowl looks more two dimensional than the rest of him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Sep 13, 2017

    Metal #2 features some of the coolest and most fun lettering that I've seen in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 14, 2017

    Unlike the disappointing first installment of the title, "Dark Nights: Metal" #2 starts to push the plot of the series forward while introducing both comedic and horror elements of the tale to the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 13, 2017

    Scott Snyder proves that he can do the long game as well as anyone, and this event is really shaping up to be his magnum opus if he can pay it all off. More than maybe any other event book in recent memory, you can tell that the creative team is having fun with this one and that goes a long way to getting people onboard. Comics should be fun. Metal is trying to remind us that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Sep 13, 2017

    This is an epic, ambitious story, but even with all the exposition you can still feel lost, will all the groundwork pay off? I hope so. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Sep 13, 2017

    At the very least, there cant be any more setup in this event, right? Ill give it one more issue. But after that, Ill at the very least stop bothering to write about it. Read Full Review

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