Hey, metalheads! It's me, Whitney Moore, and things are really heating up (like the fiery depths of Hades) over in DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Barbatos is back and in issue #4, none other than Carter Hall was revealed to be his newest pet, and Hawkgirl underwent some major changes as she stepped out as the new Lady Blackhawk!
All roads lead...to Darkness!!! (Cue amazing guitar solo that shreds your face off.)
What's up, you masters and mistresses of the Dark Realm? It's your metalhead pal Whitney Moore here to chat you up all about the latest issue of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Number four has definitely revealed a lot more of the core story as well as some amazing surprises, so throw on some Merciful Fate and let's get started!
Has it been a year already? 2017 has reached its end, but before we dive into 2018, we’d like to take a moment and look back. For DC fans, 2017 was a remarkable year in comics, film and TV. Our characters reached new milestones and audiences, our writers and artists achieved remarkable new heights and our universe continued to grow in surprising new ways. And yet, within it all, several moments stood out for their importance and relevance. Some of them were groundbreaking, others were a welcome return. All of them are worthy of acknowledgement and celebration.
All right Legends fans, you made it. You're completely through this year's four-part crossover event…or, at least you should be. If you missed Supergirl, Arrow or The Flash this week, maybe wait to read this post! Legends was the finale of the event, so all spoilers are fair game here.
Sound good? Do I need to place a SPOILER ALERT bolded, underlined and in all caps here? No?
Great! Let's go.
I don’t know about you, readers, but I have been having an absolute blast watching this year’s “Crisis on Earth-X” four-part crossover event! I was a big fan of last year’s “Invasion” crossover, but thought it would be a huge bar for the teams behind these shows to have to clear. First, let’s acknowledge how awesome it’s been having all four shows completely involved in the quest to punch Nazis.
It’s here…the crossover event has officially kicked off!
Harrison Wells was a character who should only have lasted for a single season on The Flash. He should have not been seen again at the premiere of season two like so many single-season villains before him. The reveal of his identity at the midway point of season one was interesting stuff that would have cemented him as one of the better—if not the best—bad guys Barry Allen has ever gone up against. I want to state unequivocally that I am thrilled a version of S.T.A.R. Labs’ original founder has stuck around since the pilot episode.
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.