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As Earth has been taken over by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League fights to survive! Stand with our heroes as they prepare for what may well be...the final fight of their lives. In 2017 writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo took the bold and bombastic sensibilities that made their Batman run a fan-favorite and broadened their scope to include other icons from th As Earth has been taken over by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League fights to survive! Stand with our heroes as they prepare for what may well be...the final fight of their lives. In 2017 writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo took the bold and bombastic sensibilities that made their Batman run a fan-favorite and broadened their scope to include other icons from the DC Universe. The result: Dark Nights: Metal--one of the most popular and consequential DC stories in recent memory. What do the world's mightiest heroes feel right before combat? As the Dark Multiverse envelops the Earth, unveil how the heroes prepare for battle in what could be the last fight for their existence...if the Justice League knows anything, it's that heroes never go down without a fight! Collects Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverse #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DCU #1.


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As Earth has been taken over by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League fights to survive! Stand with our heroes as they prepare for what may well be...the final fight of their lives. In 2017 writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo took the bold and bombastic sensibilities that made their Batman run a fan-favorite and broadened their scope to include other icons from th As Earth has been taken over by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League fights to survive! Stand with our heroes as they prepare for what may well be...the final fight of their lives. In 2017 writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo took the bold and bombastic sensibilities that made their Batman run a fan-favorite and broadened their scope to include other icons from the DC Universe. The result: Dark Nights: Metal--one of the most popular and consequential DC stories in recent memory. What do the world's mightiest heroes feel right before combat? As the Dark Multiverse envelops the Earth, unveil how the heroes prepare for battle in what could be the last fight for their existence...if the Justice League knows anything, it's that heroes never go down without a fight! Collects Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverse #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DCU #1.

30 review for Dark Nights: Death Metal - War of the Multiverses

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    This collects two big thick square bound off shoots by a ton of creators. In The Last Stories of the DCU, the heroes have one last night before they go into final battle against the Darkest Knight and his hordes. It's fantastic. It's the calm before the storm of War of the Multiverse. All of the Earth-1 characters, have to fight twisted versions of themselves, even characters like the Penguin fight for our last hope while the Darkest Knight and Wonder Woman duke it out on a celestial level in th This collects two big thick square bound off shoots by a ton of creators. In The Last Stories of the DCU, the heroes have one last night before they go into final battle against the Darkest Knight and his hordes. It's fantastic. It's the calm before the storm of War of the Multiverse. All of the Earth-1 characters, have to fight twisted versions of themselves, even characters like the Penguin fight for our last hope while the Darkest Knight and Wonder Woman duke it out on a celestial level in the background.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Billy Jepma

    The way the tie-ins for Death Metal are collected is weird, as some of the ones that are pretty integral to the event (Trinity Crisis and Multiverse's End, for example) are lumped in with a bunch of one-off issues that are ancillary at best. And since this is the only collection that groups together tie-ins I read in full (The Last Stories of the DCU and War of the Multiverse), I'll log it here. If you're going to pick and choose what tie-ins to read alongside the main event, you could do worse t The way the tie-ins for Death Metal are collected is weird, as some of the ones that are pretty integral to the event (Trinity Crisis and Multiverse's End, for example) are lumped in with a bunch of one-off issues that are ancillary at best. And since this is the only collection that groups together tie-ins I read in full (The Last Stories of the DCU and War of the Multiverse), I'll log it here. If you're going to pick and choose what tie-ins to read alongside the main event, you could do worse than these. Both stories are a series of short stories from different writers and artists that expand the scope of the Death Metal. For the most part, these stories are more compelling than the main event, as they provide the characters some much-needed breathing space to feel like people instead of action figures. If you're going to commit to the event, these tie-ins (alongside Trinity Crisis and Multiverse's End) are the cream of the crop. Sure, it's a mixed bag, and not all the stories stick the landing. But at worst, they're brief distractions, and at best, they're emotionally gratifying explorations of mythic heroes that take advantage of the convergence of multiverses that the main event creates. Seeing Lois Lane face an evil, superpowered version of herself is awesome. Giving characters like Nightwing, Batgirl, Green Arrow, and Black Canary a moment of self-reflection and romance is like a breath of crisp, fresh air. Hell, there's a story here where the Penguin turns into a giant fucking bird and slices up extra-evil versions of himself. It's simple stuff, but it's fun stuff, which is more than the main event delivers. Honestly, if you're interested in the Death Metal but don't want to deal with the usual bevy of nonsense associated with comic events, you could probably read this collection on its own and walk away with your curiosity appropriately satiated.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Collects Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverse #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DCU #1 Only two large single issues make up this collection, and I read them both invidually when they were first released in magazine form. Here are my reviews for these two titles: Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DCU: I've read all of the "Death Metal" tie-in issues, and very few are required reading. Some are bad, and you could skip them. Others are good, but Collects Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverse #1, Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DCU #1 Only two large single issues make up this collection, and I read them both invidually when they were first released in magazine form. Here are my reviews for these two titles: Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last Stories of the DCU: I've read all of the "Death Metal" tie-in issues, and very few are required reading. Some are bad, and you could skip them. Others are good, but not really necessary. I would say that this issue is really good, but not extremely necessary. It does really leave me with the feeling that DC is going to do some sort of reboot after "Death Metal," though. Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverse: This was a compilation book with a bunch of stories that take place during the final battle between Wonder Woman and the Darkest Knight. Some of the stories were good, and some were skippable, but I mostly liked this book. The Batman story was my favorite, and I also liked the Superman Family story. Final rating = 3.5 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    And lo, the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in books came. Some were essential. Some were...not. But all were entertaining in their own right. This final collection shoves together the two oversized one-shots, Last Stories Of The DC Universe and War Of The Multiverses. They're a little depressing at times - Last Stories is literally set the night before the final battle - but there's a surprising amount of high quality stories in this collection. Anthologies usually have a weak point somewhere, but And lo, the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in books came. Some were essential. Some were...not. But all were entertaining in their own right. This final collection shoves together the two oversized one-shots, Last Stories Of The DC Universe and War Of The Multiverses. They're a little depressing at times - Last Stories is literally set the night before the final battle - but there's a surprising amount of high quality stories in this collection. Anthologies usually have a weak point somewhere, but I'd be hard pressed to find one here. My favourite was probably the Travis Moore illustrated Titans story, or the Nightwing/Batgirl story, but again, there's not very much that I didn't enjoy here. In terms of essential reading, neither issues here are tied to the Death Metal plot in any inextricable way, but they're well worth checking out for some great character work on the edge of Armageddon.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Blindzider

    This is the only tie-in to this event that I read, knowing that I wasn't that much interested in the main event and didn't want to waste any additional time. This TPB has two issues: the first should be read after issue #5 of Death Metal, and the second should be read after issue #6. The first I enjoyed quite a bit. It takes place right before the "big fight" and it contains multiple short stories focusing on a couple of characters as they contemplate their life right before an inevitable death. This is the only tie-in to this event that I read, knowing that I wasn't that much interested in the main event and didn't want to waste any additional time. This TPB has two issues: the first should be read after issue #5 of Death Metal, and the second should be read after issue #6. The first I enjoyed quite a bit. It takes place right before the "big fight" and it contains multiple short stories focusing on a couple of characters as they contemplate their life right before an inevitable death. For the most part, they all excel at imparting a feeling of dread, each person knowing they are about to die, yet still offers up hope as they reminisce or find that inner strength to keep going. It's really well done and has a lot of emotion and depth after reading the fairly shallow main series. The second issue takes place during the "big fight". Again, it breaks off into smaller stories to focus on one or more characters. While the tone is significantly different, it does offer some time to either give background on a character or contrast them with their dark doppelgängers. It isn't as poignant as the first issue, but has some strong moments. It's a worthy tie-in, and a breath of fresh-air from the rather stale event.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Collects two extra large extra issues made up of shorter stories. Last Stories of the DCU is set right before the final climactic battle of the main book, and it's mostly really good. These are mostly quiet, reflective moments, and they'll be most effective to people who have an emotional attachment to the characters featured. None of these stories fell flat to me, and the Superman story in particular was great, emotionally effective and getting right to the heart of who Superman is. War of the Collects two extra large extra issues made up of shorter stories. Last Stories of the DCU is set right before the final climactic battle of the main book, and it's mostly really good. These are mostly quiet, reflective moments, and they'll be most effective to people who have an emotional attachment to the characters featured. None of these stories fell flat to me, and the Superman story in particular was great, emotionally effective and getting right to the heart of who Superman is. War of the Multiverse is set during that final battle, basically a bunch of smaller characters getting the spotlight during the battle for a few moments. This isn't quite as good overall as Last Stories, but it's still a largely solid collection. Even the Penguin story was surprisingly good. Absolutely nothing here is required reading, but I'd say it's certainly recommended if you have a fondness for more than a few DC characters.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shaun Stanley

    Dark Nights: Death Metal: War of the Multiverses collects Death Metal: Last Stories of the DC Universe 1 and Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses 1 written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Mark Waid and others with art Francis Manapul, Rafeal Albuquerque, Rob Guillory, Mark Morales, and others. This volume of Death Metal collects tales the night before the huge battle to save Multiverse and stories set during the battle. I really enjoyed Last stories of the DC Uni Dark Nights: Death Metal: War of the Multiverses collects Death Metal: Last Stories of the DC Universe 1 and Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses 1 written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Mark Waid and others with art Francis Manapul, Rafeal Albuquerque, Rob Guillory, Mark Morales, and others. This volume of Death Metal collects tales the night before the huge battle to save Multiverse and stories set during the battle. I really enjoyed Last stories of the DC Universe which focused on what could be some of these characters last night alive. It was so good to see these character let their guards down even if only for the night. I though War of the Multiverses was only okay as it mainly just what is going on in the background during the last issue of Death Metal.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alek Hill

    Overall the second most important companion book for Death Metal. The opening issue "Together" portrays the calm before the final battle, as every past and present member of the Titans gathers together. However the interlude issues are a bit terrible and completely unnecessary. The biggest atrocity being the Bat-Family issue "We Fight for Love" by Cecil Castellucci. Just a straight bad comic book writing. And finally "The Last 52" issue contains stories of individual battles that take place before Overall the second most important companion book for Death Metal. The opening issue "Together" portrays the calm before the final battle, as every past and present member of the Titans gathers together. However the interlude issues are a bit terrible and completely unnecessary. The biggest atrocity being the Bat-Family issue "We Fight for Love" by Cecil Castellucci. Just a straight bad comic book writing. And finally "The Last 52" issue contains stories of individual battles that take place before Part Seven. However only a handful were necessary and a majority of them did not completely fit with the continuity set in Death Metal.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Clay Bartel

    I've enjoyed the entire series of Death Metal trades. This may have been my least favorite of the bunch but I still really enjoyed all the snapshot short stories in this volume. We follow the Teen Teen Titans, Penguin, Swamp Thing, a great double cross Constantine story, the Justice League and much more. Death Metal and it's transition to Infinite Frontier was an awesome event and I'm looking forward to the collected Future State stories coming in mid June and more of Frontier! It's good to be a DC I've enjoyed the entire series of Death Metal trades. This may have been my least favorite of the bunch but I still really enjoyed all the snapshot short stories in this volume. We follow the Teen Teen Titans, Penguin, Swamp Thing, a great double cross Constantine story, the Justice League and much more. Death Metal and it's transition to Infinite Frontier was an awesome event and I'm looking forward to the collected Future State stories coming in mid June and more of Frontier! It's good to be a DC fan right now!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    This tie-in to the main title is very cool as multiple versions of heroes and villains fight each other to prepare for the war against The Darkest Knight (formerly known as The Batman Who Laughs). Some stories were fun, many we not. Ultimately, it is a sidebar to "Death Metal" and does not need to be read to understand the main story. Recommend, but with reservations. This tie-in to the main title is very cool as multiple versions of heroes and villains fight each other to prepare for the war against The Darkest Knight (formerly known as The Batman Who Laughs). Some stories were fun, many we not. Ultimately, it is a sidebar to "Death Metal" and does not need to be read to understand the main story. Recommend, but with reservations.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    *I read all of the Dark Nights: Death Metal titles at the same time, attempting to read them as close to publication order as possible. As such, it was one whole story for me, rather than individual books. Full review in the main "Dark Nights: Death Metal" book.* *I read all of the Dark Nights: Death Metal titles at the same time, attempting to read them as close to publication order as possible. As such, it was one whole story for me, rather than individual books. Full review in the main "Dark Nights: Death Metal" book.*

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dustin

    I had a hard time getting into this one. I just don't have knowledge of DC history to really appreciate it. I had a hard time getting into this one. I just don't have knowledge of DC history to really appreciate it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alan Duran

    I didn't think it was as good as the first entry, The Last Stories of the DCU. The end is nigh for the DCU 52 Multiverse. I didn't think it was as good as the first entry, The Last Stories of the DCU. The end is nigh for the DCU 52 Multiverse.

  14. 5 out of 5

    محمد التميمي

    good

  15. 4 out of 5

    Usamah Moolla

    Money grabber but filled with good stories too

  16. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    DNF - pretty tired of Death Metal tie ins

  17. 5 out of 5

    Eddie

    It was well written and art was beautiful. I am just over the villain are us stories. There is no suspense for me..

  18. 4 out of 5

    Roman Colombo

    Holy Balls this was fun. And Penguin might have had the best story. But really, just a wild battle, and Wonder Woman vs The Darkest Night right in the middle of it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gary

  20. 4 out of 5

    Drew Arnold

  21. 5 out of 5

    Eric

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Dinges

  23. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  24. 5 out of 5

    Adrián

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gene

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jake Magnuson

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Derek Newman-Stille

  29. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Adams

  30. 5 out of 5

    Greg Callahan

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