Dark Nights: Metal #5 Review

Title: Dark Nights: Metal (2017-) #5
Publisher: DC
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Inks: Jonathan Glapion
Colorist: FCO Plascencia
Publication Date: January 31st, 2018

Publisher’s Summary: The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness—somewhere. But…what if there’s not?


Earth, and the rest of the Multiverse for that matter, is in some serious trouble ladies and gentlemen; Barbatos and his league of heroes-gone-bad have had the upper-hand for some time, and now in Dark Nights: Metal #5 nearly all hope is gone as the planet teeters on the brink of destruction. Readers may have thought that things couldn’t get much worse than they already are for our heroes, but that just isn’t the case in Dark Nights: Metal #5. The situation continues to develop in a way that is both terrifying and heart-wrenching; watching our heroes fail, time and time again has proven to be difficult, but I still have faith in them. The night is always darkest before dawn…

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have continued to produce work, in this series, that has consistently raised the bar for themselves as well as for other creators currently working in the industry. Dark Nights: Metal #5 moves at a blistering pace and entertains thoroughly throughout the read, and Capullo produces some of his most epic work here which leaves me eager to see how he, and Snyder, will raise the bar yet again in Dark Nights: Metal #6.

The Dark Nights: Metal series has remained a favorite of mine week after week and it should come as no surprise to readers that I highly recommend reading this book.

The Bottom Line:

Just when I thought that the situation couldn’t get any worse or more dreadful or dire for our heroes, Scott Snyder and co. come along with Dark Nights: Metal #5 and redefine the meaning of ‘hopeless.’ Set against a backdrop of fire and lightning and abysmal darkness, Dark Nights: Metal #5 proves to be one of the strongest books in the series as it provides an electrifying reading experience that is sure to rock readers to their core.