DC Comics Universe & Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Spoilers & Review: Wally West Flash Key To Anti-Crisis Reboot? Plus A 2nd Doctor Manhattan Fueled Character Emerges?! Hero Or Villain?

DC Comics Universe and Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

Wally West Flash Key To Anti-Crisis Reboot?

Plus A 2nd Doctor Manhattan Fueled Character Emerges?!

Hero Or Villain?

The first 11-12 plus pages of the issue was released by DC in advance; some are more relevant that others to the story.

The DC Comics Universe (DCU) and multiverse are very different now.

It is a rebooted world / universe where Wonder Woman, with her ally a husked out Swamp Thing from Justice League Dark…

…serve as a jailer of super-villains.

She is delivered a cloaked figure by not one, but three dark multiverse Batmen; she recognizes the person under the cloak.

During the issue we also see what appears to be what happened after Scott Snyder’s last issue of the Justice League; where the team stepped into a portal and all hell broke loose.

Later, we see that Emperor Batman Who Laughs surveys his forces, his Batmen, seemingly a combo of enslaved super-heroes and dark multiverse Batmen too.

Looks like the real Batman is still a force of dissent and has a Black Lantern ring to boot!

He departs as the forces clash and we see Jonah Hex too; so it looks like this new world has collapsed time as well since Hex is from the past.

Another character, Lobo, is teased as a disruptor of the Batman Who Laughs and Perpetua’s world order.

We then learn that the cloaked figure was the Wally West Flash powered by the New God Metron and Doomsday Clock / Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan.

He lays out the history of the DCU and the need for an Anti-Crisis.

The Batman Who Laughs crashes the discussion and…

…Wonder Woman kills him with her invisible Chainsaw of Truth?!

The book ends with a tease of the FINAL Bruce Wayne who has the marking of Doctor Manhattan?!

Plus, Batman recruits another time-displaced hero, Sgt. Rock, who is the half the man he used to be, literally.

The Pulse:

A trippy, action-packed and fun first issue. Curious as to what’s next and am intrigued. 8 out of 10.

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