Happy Labor Day! Here’s all the nerdy news you need to get you through the day!
Incredibles 2 passes $600M at domestic box office
SYFY developing Deadly Class into a series
Stranger Things developed into a comic book
James Gordon Jr being brought back for Batman Who Laughs
Dan Didio teased death of Tim Drake in Heroes in Crisis
Detective Comics #100 will celebrate 80 years of Batman
Guardians of the Galaxy being rebooted
Alterna Comics released Micah Myers over block chain ban
Doomsday Clock #7 will look at reasons behind Dr Manhattan involvement
Dark Nights Metal is telling the story of the Nightmare Batmen from the Dark Universe coming over to the main DC Comics Universe. They are being led by Batman Who Laughs. They are working towards using Batman as the conduit to bring the demon Barbatos through. Batman the Devastator is the Batman from the Dark Universe if he incorporated the Doomsday DNA into his own.
Batman Devastator is particularly intimidating as you have the strength and power of Doomsday coupled with the ingenuity and intelligence of Bruce Wayne. Devastator is an unstoppable force. Even the best the Justice League throws at him, he overcomes.
It is gonna be interesting to see how the Nightmare Batmen are dealt with. Scott Snyder has promised there are some universe altering events stemming out of this story-line. I’ve been a big fan of Snyder’s work in the past so I am really excited to see what he has in store for us.
In Batman: Dark Nights Metal #1 a lot of the mystery surround Nth metal is being explained.
We get to see a little bit of Mongol in the beginning, but he doesn’t have a significant part in the story (yet). We get introduced to Kendra Saunders and the Blackhawks. They have been trying to prevent the Dark Multiverse from emerging behind the scenes.
Bruce Wayne comes into possession of Carter Hall’s (Hawkman) journal. In the journal he reads that Carter has been investigating the Nth Metal and he mentions the tribes and a god named Barbatos.
As Bruce is contemplating the meaning behind the journal and the recent unexplained events, The Dream of the Endless appears to him. Dream tells him the nightmare has only begun. This probably alludes to the coming of the Dark Multiverse and the NIghtmare Batmen. What makes this especially interesting is this version of Dream is Daniel Hall. His grandfather is none other than Carter Hall. That’s right, the guy that spent his many lifetimes investigating the Nth metal and left his journal for Bruce to find.
So far the Dark Nights Metal series is off to a good start. It is hard to imagine how they are gonna tie all of this in with the Nightmare Batmen one-shots and the Superman/Dr. Manhattan story-line. I have faith in Dan Jurgens, Scott Snyder, and Geoff Johns. I am expecting a huge resolution that will shake the very pillars of the DC Universe.