Welcome back to another comic book review here on Toned In Entertainment. In this video I’m reviewing DC Dark Nights Death Metal Issue 3 released on August 12, 2020.
I’ve reviewed both Issues 1 and 2 of DC Dark Nights Death Metal. I thought Issue 1 was an absolute blast but Issue 2 was sort of lackluster. Will Issue 3 convince me to stay along for this wild journey or will I jump ship now?
Issue 3 kicks off Batman, Wonder Woman, Harleen and Swamp Thing continuing on their mission of getting to a prison with hopes of breaking out an unlikely hero and sway the balance of power in their favor. But they will have some obstacles in their way, most notably, Pararobins.
Continuing with the growing number of alternate Batmans we are being introduced to in the series, there’s a Batman that has taken on the powers of Darkseid and has Superman doing some serious cardio on his own sinister version of an elliptical machine.
There are some characters that have been mentioned in the previous issues that haven’t yet played major roles in the main storyline, but it looks like Lobo is about to become a big player in Death Metal.
We also find out that the Crypt Of Heroes bunker might not be as secure as once thought. A portal emerges in the bunker and through it comes the Robin King.
While our heroes’ main objective in this issue was to break out Jarro, it appears they are taking no chances as they call in even more reinforcements at the end of Issue 3. We get quite a few teasers as to what’s soon to come. This includes what powerplay Lobo might be making as well as one of DC’s baddest, Lex Luther. Luther is looking like he’s ready to shake things up even more.
On a scale of 1-10, I’m giving DC Dark Nights Death Metal Issue Three a 9 out of 10.
The story in Issue 3 is by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo and is exactly what I’m looking for when I pick up the latest issue of Dark Nights Death Metal. It’s fun, adventurous, wacky, and weird all at the same time. Plus, there’s one surprise after another and seemingly more power players entering into this bizarre tale. The art is superb in this issue with the inks by Jonathan Glapion and colors by FCO Plascencia. Even if there were no words in this issue, their art would still be worth the price of admission as it fortifies just how bizarre the creators are willing to push this series. Some of my favorites are: Lobo taking on the grunts in the 5th Dimension, Multiple Flashes going into hyper speed as they try to outrun the newest Batman Who Laughs, and, my favorite, the new Batman-Darkseid mashup putting Superman to work.