From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse take center stage in these one-shots furthere exploring the Nightmare Batmen from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullos epic graphic novel saga!The Red Death. The Devastator. The Merciless. The Murder Machine. The Drowned. The Dawnbreaker. And the Man Who Laughs. These seven Batmenseven twisted mirror images of the Dark Knight himselfhave been unleashed upon Earth-0 and the Justice League with only one thing on their minds: total devastation. How can the Worlds Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures?Written and illustrated by some of the best creators in the industry, this tie-in graphic novel is a must-have for every fan of DARK NIGHTS: METAL and any BATMAN reader! Collects the following special one-shots: BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1, BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #1, BATMAN: THE MERCILESS #1, BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE #1, BATMAN: THE DROWNED #1, BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #1, THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 andDARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1....
|Title||:||Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen (Dark Nights: Metal — Collected Editions #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||216 pages|
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Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen (Dark Nights: Metal — Collected Editions #3) Reviews
The majority of my review on Metal will be under the title itself, but I wanted to say a few things about the Nightmare Batmen apart from my general review.
These Batmen are SCARY! Basically, they are a look at what Batman would be like if he had tried to increase his power by killing and absorbing each member of the Justice League (and Joker in the case of BWL). The origin stories made sense and I could definitely see these 7 being enemies for him in the future (though only one is left alive).
This was a fun ending to the Metal story line. I enjoyed reading from the villain's points of view as opposed to the hero's. It was a nice way of rounding out the series. Thanks to Netgalley and DC for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Better than road to Metal and Metal itself. This volume focuses on the origin stories of the evil Batmen and their roles in the Metal crisis. Each Batman is basically an amalgam of Batman and another justice league member (or villain associated with a justice league member): Aqua man, Doomsday, Green Lantern, Ares, Flash, cyborg, and lead by a Batman full of Joker juice.
There are a billion Batman vs the Justice League stories but this one give us 7 morally compromised Bat baddies who killed thei ...more
Of the four Dark Knights Metal volumes, I actually found this to be the most compelling...it really drives home how desperate these failed, falling Dark Multiverse worlds were to spawn these psychotic Batmen hybrids in thrall to Barbatos. Cool art, cool ideas, a fleeting glimpse of the twisting terrors that led to these maniacs, and a constant reminder of just how much worse your life could be.
These are the origin stories of the dark and twisted hybrid Batmen who come out of the Multiverse: The Red Death (Batman/Flash), The Devastator (Batman/Doomsday), The Merciless (Batman/Wonder Woman), The Murder Machine (Batman/Cyborg), The Drowned (Batman/Aquawoman), The Dawnbreaker (Batman/Green Lantern), and the Batman Who Laughs (Batman/Joker) (who has an army of very creepy Robins). These alternate, evil Batmen play a big role in the Metal event, and I'm sure we haven't seen the last of them ...more
Great omnibus. Loved every page of it. Well, most of it anyway.
What’s not to like about evil Batmen from the dark multiverse wrapped in heavy metal aesthetics and soaked in brutal, line-crossing violence? If you don’t like this, you don’t like comics.
I'm a big fan of one-shot elseworld/multiverse stuff so this was right up my alley and for the most part it really delivered.