Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights: Metal #1

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Scott Snyder Artist: Karl Mostert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 30, 2020 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.0Critic Rating
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In the event-defining epic Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League defeated the vile Barbatos and his Dark Knights to save our universe from sinking into the abyss of the Dark Multiverse. But...what if they failed? What if Barbatos reigned victorious? Enter an alternate timeline where the DCU as you know it has been dragged down into the darkness. Witness the Justice League you once knew, hideously transformed into dragons who serve at the mercy of evil.
Duke Thomas, the Last Monitor, will have to seek out Nightwing and the few remaining survivors of the Metal event to assemble the Final Justice League in an attempt to save the Multive more

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 29, 2020

    The Tales from the Dark banner has had some ups and disappointing downs, but this entry was an entertaining and surprising installment thats worth watching for Metal fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 29, 2020

    Overall, between this and the Crisis on Infinite Earths one, they saved the best for last. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Cidnya Dec 29, 2020

    The battle that ensues during the final act of this event one-shot is over the top and action-packed...The dialogue suffers a little with its ham-fisted music quips, but it does add a certain type of campy-charm that Synder's Metal world distinctly offers to DC fans. This one-shot will remind readers about just how enjoyable and brilliantly ridiculous Batman comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 29, 2020

    Overall this is an exciting twist on the Dark Nights Metal concept taking the idea of a total loss by its heroes to a cataclysmic and entertaining end. A must-read for Dark Nights Metal fans, but also those who want a lot of story and great art in one single issue. Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights Metal extends the greatness of the original series and puts a monstrous and epic turn on a new darker ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 29, 2020

    Mostert delivers some great art in this issue. There are great visual moments and a lot of action. The art does an excellent job of matching the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Dec 30, 2020

    Tales from the Dark Multiverse is a series with a lot of potential, held back by its own premise: you can only do so many "What If?" stories if they're destined to end in tragedy, and I'm not sure the series ever got better than its opening issue. However, if you're going to make a story that seeks to break that cycle, it's a good thing it's this one: because it's delivered with all of the impact and emotion it needs to be a worthy ending to the series. Great read, all-around " it's nice to finish a story that gets me excited about the world of comic books again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 29, 2020

    Vintage characters shine, new characters get their moments in the sun, and a great time is had by all. We see some of the greatest characters of all at their darkest, but we also get to see the ultimate, indomitable power of hope. This is a classic comic, with all the trimmings. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 29, 2020

    Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights Metal #1's ending would lead me to believe this series of one-shots is done which is a shame. It provided an interesting outlet for creators to deliver something different, infusing a darker/horror/twisted take on classic DC stories. Who knows what lies on the other side of Dark Nights: Death Metal but here's hoping it leaves space to explore more of the idea and let us see the adventures of The Final Knight. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Elizabeth Buck Jan 5, 2021

    With a title like Dark Nights Metal, one can expect an epic tale. But things that are epic in scale and aesthetic sometimes lack in story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 30, 2020

    This story is massive and full of jaw-dropping art, one page turn after the next, so you've got to applaud the team for pushing the "comic booky goodness" envelope so far within the span of 40-some pages. All that said, the story here feels inconsequential from the leap. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 29, 2020

    The art in this issue works great for the story at hand and the concept of what a world would look like if our heroes lost Dark Nights: Metal is interesting because of how much it resembles the landscape of Death Metal, I just wish that the setup and concept for how this world diverged from the original timeline worked a little bit better because it relies on the idea of being pulled into the Dark Multiverse...... when this entire story always takes place in the Dark Multiverse. Beyond that though, this is a strange, interesting romp of a suicide mission that shows that Batman is always the villain of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 4, 2021

    Ah, well. I am sure there will be more stories like this from this series coming out soon in short order. Read Full Review

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