DC Comics and Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Spoilers and Review follows.
Seduction Of Superboy Prime!
Pawn Or Foe For The Batman Who Laughs?
The book opens with a framing sequence from 1984 on Earth Prime and we see DC Comics from that time on the spinner rack.
We end the framing sequence with the birth of Superboy Prime.
This was essentially a retelling of the character’s origin and descent into tyranny.
Now we’re in the penultimate chapter of the Dark Nights: Death Metal event and…
…Prime is an outcast amongst the Superman Family and their arch-foes.
Nonetheless, they face the Dark Multiverse’s Supermen.
The Superman Family believes Prime is fleeing, but…
…he punches and breaks “reality”…
…on his way to directly confronting the evolved Batman Who Laughs now the Darkest Knight.
This Batman attempts to recruit him into his Supermen…
…which causes him to contemplate it, but…
…he punches the Darkest Knight and shatters reality.
It is a sacrifice that may turn the tide in this event.
The book ends with in 1985 on Earth Prime and…
…a tease that it may not be so grim for Superboy Prime; perhaps he has been redeemed and reborn.
The event concludes in Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 in stores on January 5 / 6, 2021.
However, before that we get DC Comics’ final Death Metal one-shot next week with Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52 War Of The Multiverses #1.
The framing sequences were fun and the middle action showed a conflicted Superboy Prime. Curious if Prime is the extra Superboy in the Suicide Squad as part of Infinite Frontier post DC Future State. Nonetheless, a tragic end within the main Death Metal story, but hope in the ending framing sequence. Decent art teams. 8 out of 10.