Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #5 Review

Series: Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-)
Issue: 5

Publisher: DC
Published: November 17, 2020

By: Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
Inks: Jonathan Glapion
Colors: FCO Plascencia
Letters: Tom Napolitano

Publisher’s Summary: Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!


Review

“One day, though, the projectionist, he loaded the film wrong and played it in reverse. Instead of starting at the beginning, the story started now and worked backwards. Everything was unmade–human life, the Earth, the Galaxy–until there was nothing left but a speck, and then at the end, that title, The Great Beginning.”

For our heroes, the stakes, perhaps, have never been higher than they are, now. Thankfully, an unexpected ally appears and promises to have the answer that our heroes have been seeking. But, if we’ve learned anything reading this series–or any of Scott Snyder’s other universe-shaking tales–we know that the night is always darkest before dawn.

Like its predecessors, Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #5 is epic. Maintaining the energy needed to keep this tale moving forward, evolving, and growing with intensity, while ensuring that everything makes sense, is far from an easy task. Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #5 preps and primes readers for the final showdown that’s bound to ensue, soon. Here, Snyder keeps the plot moving forward while tying up loose ends; this issue is dense, but necessarily so.

Visually, Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #5 is one of the most impressive issues in this series, currently. Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia’s work continues to impress, but here, there are quite a few moments that are packed with a wide-range of characters, all of whom are rendered beautifully. All of the emotion, in both the loud and quiet moments, is apparent, and every scene is composed with painstaking detail.

Bottom Line

On multiple fronts, the battle rages on, moving ever-closer to an monumental final standoff. Dense with detail and energy, Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #5 primes readers for the epic, multi-Earth battle that draws nearer.

The Bottom Line
On multiple fronts, the battle rages on, moving ever-closer to an monumental final standoff. Dense with detail and energy, Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-) #5 primes readers for the epic, multi-Earth battle that draws nearer.
9.1
Score

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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