SNYDER, SCOTT / TYNION IV, JAMES / WILLIAMSON, JOSHUA / LEMIRE, JEFF / MAHNKE, DOUG / PAQUETTE, YANICK / JIMENEZ, JORGE / HITCH, BRYAN / PORTER, HOWARD / SEJIC, STJEPAN
The alternate, twisted versions of Batmanthe Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverseare hunting the Justice League as the Leaguers attempt to locate artifacts that might protect Earth. One by one, Flash and Steel, Wonder Woman and Doctor Fate, Green Lantern and Mister Terrific, Aquaman and Deathstroke must face the Nightmare Batmen.
Elsewhere, Dick Grayson issues an S.O.S., summoning Robin, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow to prevent the transformation and terraforming of Gotham City into a twisted mosaic of monsters, magic and doom. When they are trapped in a Riddler-designed maze, all hope may be lost.
And where is Batman during all this? Hes trapped in his own private nightmare, reliving portions of his life while confronting Barbatos, the leader of the evil Batmen and the demon that has haunted his dreams.
These direct tie-ins to the Dark Nights: Metal event are created by many of the architects of the modern DC Universeincluding writers Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, Robert Venditti, Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Tim Seeley and Rob Williams, and artists Howard Porter, Liam Sharp, Ethan Van Sciver, Tyler Kirkham, Mikel Janín, Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan, Mirka Andolfo, Paul Pelletier, Juan Ferreyra, Stjepan Sejic, Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette and Jorge Jimenez.
Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance Collects Gotham Resistance (Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32) and Bats Out Of Hell (The Flash #33, Justice League #32-33, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #32), plus Batman Lost #1 and Hawkman Found #1.
Of the Metal tie-in books, this was easily the best one yet. IGN
An exhilarating superhero epic Metal embraces the grandiosity and playfulness of the past while tapping into deeper themes of family, hope, and redemption. A.V. Club