Series: Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020-)
Published: December 15, 2020
By: Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
Inks: Jonathan Glapion
Colors: FCO Plascencia
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Publisher’s Summary: The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.
“I’ve heard a lot of prayers on the battlefield. Sometimes they’re whispered. Sometimes they’re screamed at the sky. They usually come before the worst of it. I’ve heard prayers for victory. For providence. Prayers for forgiveness. Whatever’s in a soldier’s heart, whatever longing, you hear it spoken then.“
The end is nigh. The universe’s defenders–heroes and villains alike– fight off the dark scourge set to consume them and whatever else gets in their master’s way while Wonder Woman continues to search for a weapon or power of some sort that will allow her to save the multiverse.
Still a pleasure to read, this sixth chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal begins to offer readers a taste of the payoff that’s been promised to them since the beginning. Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 moves at an impressive pace and teems with action. Scott Snyder continues his multi-issue juggling act, but all of the pieces begin to fall into place as the various subplots converge.
Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 contains some extremely dense, highly-detailed panels that are a joy to stop and stare at for a while. Capullo, Glapion, and Plascencia continue to raise the bar, producing page after page of stunning artwork. At first glance, several pages come off as overwhelming, as they are packed tight with characters, but slowing down and paying attention to each panel is rewarding.
Come issue’s end, one of DC’s top-tier heroes reemerges from the depths, reborn and reinvigorated, ready to take on the one who laughs. Will their newfound power be enough to slay the demon? Knowing that Snyder more likely than not has at least one more ace up his sleeve before this tale ends, anything is possible…
Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 hits hard while moving at an impressive pace, managing to gain additional momentum as it heads toward what promises to be an epic conclusion.