Dark Knights Metal: The Resistance Review
Dark Nights Rising: The Resistance is written in the same format as the other Metal books, it is a huge collaborative effort in order to tell a larger story in the DC Universe. The Metalverse has been amazing to get through, and I can’t wait to review Death Metal for you all. I’ve never been disappointed in any Batman story with Scott Snyder’s name attached to it. I don’t think you will be either.
Our story into the Dark Multiverse continues with this tie-in story. In it, the Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse are hunting the Justice League as they attempt to locate artifacts that they believe will protect the Earth from being pulled into the darkness forever. One by one though, the Justice League; composed of team ups between The Flash and Steel, Green Lantern and Mister Terrific, Aquaman and Deathstroke, and Wonder Woman with Doctor Fate must face off against the Nightmare Batmen in specially built traps tailored to each hero’s power set.
Elsewhere in the story, Dick Grayson issues a distress signal summoning Robin (Damian Wayne), Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow to attempt to stop the transformation and terraforming of Gotham City into a twisted mosaic of nightmares, doom, magic, and monsters. However, when they all become trapped by the Riddler in an elaborate maze, they feel as if all hope may be lost. During all of this going on between the two teams, Batman (the real one), is trapped in his own tailored nightmare facing off against Barbatos, the main antagonist really of the whole Metal story arc. The story also does a superb job of tackling Cyborg and Hawkman, and their part in all of this. The ending may not have given us the biggest bang, but it still packed one Hell of a punch, and was a page turner right to the very end.
The stories in the metal verse kind of remind me of DCeased, and even the White Knight Universe is that they seem to be making leeway, until they aren’t. For all the hope they have, the darkness finds a way to consume it and turn it into despair, and I really like to see the Justice League fall honestly. To me, when they fall it adds a more human feel to them and makes them a much more interesting team.
This is a really solid and fun book and filled with someone of the best writers and artists currently at DC, and at the helm of it all is Scott Snyder, directing an amazing odyssey in the Batman mythos as in-depth as Grant Morrison’s legendary run. Pick this book up and let its brilliant story and art consume you. In the end, all roads lead to darkness, in the end, all roads lead to Barbatos.