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Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance by Joshua Williamson


Title: Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance
Author: Joshua Williamson (Writer), Scott Snyder (Writer)
Rating: ★★★

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Dark Days: The Road to MetalDark Days: The Road to Metal by Scott Snyder, and Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising are the first three events. This is the fourth and last.

We start out with Bruce Wayne talking to his granddaughter. She is interested in all of his stories, which he has written down over the years…not to be forgotten.

Superman went into the Dark Multiverse in order to save Batman. While he is there, the Justice League is doing their part back on Earth. However, “The One Who Laughs” aka “Joker Batman” separates them, brings them into the Dark Multiverse, and creates their own worst nightmares.


I really loved that each section of the book represented a different member of DC comics and the battle they had with Batman’s nightmares (some Batman versions of themselves). My brain is completely random, so the different trains of thoughts keep me entertained.


One member of the Justice League defies all odds and helps to rescue the Justice League, all of them banding together against the Batman Nightmares. On the other side of the Earth, the Teen Titans and the Suicide Squad join forces to defeat Nightmare Robin. 

Gotham has turned into a giant mountain surrounded by multiple rings. Each ring represents Batman’s greatest rogues. Robin is on a mission to get to the center and defeat all of his father’s rogues. Will he make it? 

I really enjoyed this event and how it intertwined previous comics into it. However, as a standalone, it doesn’t leave the reader fulfilled because it doesn’t end with this event, but in another comic. I wish the resolution was present in this addition. Also, I feel it should have ended with old Bruce Wayne and his grandchild finishing the story.

Expected publication date is July 3, 2018.

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