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Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen (Dark Nights: Metal (Collected Editions) #3)

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From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse take center stage in these one-shots furthere exploring the Nightmare Batmen from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s epic graphic novel saga!

The Red Death. The Devastator. The Merciless. The Murder Machine. The Drowned. The Dawnbreaker. And the Man Who Laughs. These seven Batmen—seven twisted
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Hardcover, 216 pages
Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by DC Comics
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    Seven nightmarish versions of Batman from seven dying alternate realities have been recruited by the dark god Barbatos to terrorize the World's Greate ...more

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    Sam Quixote
    Oh thank criminey, it’s over! With this fourth and final book, the nightmarishly tedious event Dark Nights: Metal is complete. And speaking of nightmares, here are the origin stories of The Nightmare Batmen. Any of them good? Nope. They add anything to the overall story? Nope. Total waste of time? Yup! And that’s Dark Nights: Metal!

    I feel like Scott Snyder came up with some arbitrary dark versions of the Justice League with a Batman slant and didn’t think beyond their appearances. Because these
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    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    This volume collects all the one shot origin stories for each of the nightmare Batmen who are part of the Dark Nights: Metal event (except Barbatos himself). It also ends with The Wild Hunt, the one story that features the return of the great Grant Morrison, to unveil the intention of these Batmen, and to multiply your questions with key events surrounding Bobo T. Chimpanzee; sounds crazy already, right?

    The only real central thread to this volume is the structure of each story as each origin sto
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    James DeSantis
    I read most of these when they came out but the Wild Hunt came out so much later I didn't get to it. Now to rate them all together?

    If want a bigger review on each chapter of the Dark Knights can read my single reviews. Basically these are the origin stories of the evil Batman. We get to find out why Bruce from that Dimension went fucking insane and usually became a killer. Then we get the wildhunt to tie it all up. When we see the final battle about to be all done who will win? And who is the c
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    Wing Kee
    Wow this collection is fantastic.

    World: The art is great, there are a lot of different artists which normally irks me with the different Nightmare Batmen it allows for more creativity and different tone. I love the world building, normally as I said it is filler for me but these characters (and this is a character collection) are interesting and where they end up is the core of the world. The worlds they are from are fascinating.

    Story: Normally in an event, the tie in books are fairly meh and do
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    Craig
    Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is the best Metal-related volume I've read yet, largely because each individual issue charts the origin story for each of the dark Batmen featured in the main storyline. Not all of them are evil (or started out that way). Some were corrupted by too much power. One went over the edge trying to stop an evil version of Superman on his version of Earth. They've all been sucked in by the Joker-Batman, who has promised them a world where they can be heroes again, and that's all they really want ( ...more
    Adam Fisher
    May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
    The majority of my review on Metal will be under the title itself, but I wanted to say a few things about the Nightmare Batmen apart from my general review.
    These Batmen are SCARY! Basically, they are a look at what Batman would be like if he had tried to increase his power by killing and absorbing each member of the Justice League (and Joker in the case of BWL). The origin stories made sense and I could definitely see these 7 being enemies for him in the future (though only one is left alive).
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    Norman Cook
    May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
    These are the origin stories of the dark and twisted hybrid Batmen who come out of the Multiverse: The Red Death (Batman/Flash), The Devastator (Batman/Doomsday), The Merciless (Batman/Wonder Woman), The Murder Machine (Batman/Cyborg), The Drowned (Batman/Aquawoman), The Dawnbreaker (Batman/Green Lantern), and the Batman Who Laughs (Batman/Joker) (who has an army of very creepy Robins). These alternate, evil Batmen play a big role in the Metal event, and I'm sure we haven't seen the last of them ...more
    Nathaniel Darkish
    May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
    As a whole, this really didn't work as a collection. I didn't care for most of the stories, with the major exception being the original story of Barbatos, which I feel is pretty crucial for the Metal arc and really helped the larger story make a lot more sense. The rest was pretty confusing and messy, though.
    Dan
    Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Surprisingly entertaining tie in collection for the Metal event
    Albert
    Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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    I like this collection of the origins of these Dark Knights. I find the potential falls that could've happened to Batman --- thankfully our Batman is the best Batman... so none of this happens.
    Malum
    Fun (and VERY dark) origin stories for the evil Batmen. Each story also ties into the main Dark Nights Metal plot as a whole.
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