Welcome to week two of four in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, where things are going from bad to worse on a cosmic scale—though, really, that's probably not that much of a surprise, right? After all, we are living in a post-shattered Source Wall world. I'd venture a guess that things getting a little dicey is probably to be expected.
If you’re one of the many comic fans who are still reeling from the conclusion of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, you’ve likely been on edge wondering what’s next for…oh, the entire universe.
The New Age of DC Heroes titles have offered creative and compelling perspectives that stand out from so many of the other titles in the larger DC Universe. So far, they’ve all been really exciting, and spinning directly out of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, they’re tailor made for recent readers of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s heroes-and-headbanging event who are looking for what’s next.
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The Femme Fatale is well known in detective stories, particularly ones with a noir feel—a woman from an investigator's past returns, bringing mystery, deceit and danger into their life. BATWOMAN VOL. 1: THE MANY ARMS OF DEATH, written by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV, not only plays with the expectations of the trope, it shows how the role may shift based on perspective.
During the DARK NIGHTS: METAL panel last weekend at New York Comic Con, in the midst of talking about The New Age of Heroes and the impact Metal is having on the DC Universe, the panelists announced a mysterious new Metal one-shot that will be hitting stands in February. Called DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT, it will come out between the fifth and sixth issues of Metal and will feature the evil Batmen known now as the “Dark Knights.” However, little more was revealed about the book… until now.
To say that Jean-Paul Valley’s life has been turned upside over the past year is putting it mildly, as anyone who’s been reading DETECTIVE COMICS knows. A newly minted member of Batman’s team, Azrael has found himself questioning his beliefs, and then questioning them again, even as he’s forged a particularly close friendship with Luke Fox.
Now that you’ve made it through both DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, it’s time to really start digging into the nitty-gritty before the event itself, DARK NIGHTS: METAL, explodes across the DC Universe this summer.
And there’s definitely a lot to sort through. With just two prelude books, Metal has already managed to set the stage for the next year of Rebirth in a major way. It might even feel a little bit intimidating if you’re trying to come at the event with all your super heroic homework done and ready to go.