TDR 406: Dark Nights: Metal 2 Breakdown

The Breakdown of DC’s Dark Nights: Metal event continues! Issue two ramps up the action with Batman vs the Justice League; the gathering of the 13 Immortals; and the arrival of Barbatos and the Dark Knights! (1:14:23)

peter@thedailyrios.com

 

NOTES:

PREVIOUS BREAKDOWN EPISODES:
thedailyrios.com/category/breakdown

METAL RETAILER VARIANT COVERS: 
www.comicbookdb.com/title_covergallery.php?ID=56793

RECOMMENDED READING:

Batman “Superheavy” HC collecting issues 41-45 (2015); and Justice League “Darkseid War” HCs collecting issues 40-50 (2015/16)


THE MULTIVERSITY MAP:

by Grant Morrison & Rian Hughes


DC’S RECOMMENDED READING LIST:



THE ORIGINAL MANTLING OF BRUCE WAYNE:

A literal mantling (a piece of ornamental drapery depicted issuing from a helmet and surrounding a shield) from Return of Bruce Wayne 1.


KRONA’S GREAT EXPERIMENT:

The Great Hand at the creation of the DC Universe.

 

3 thoughts on “TDR 406: Dark Nights: Metal 2 Breakdown

  1. Just read Metal 2 and am about to listen. I do have this to say first: I laughed out loud when I first read the name of the last metal. Something to have been coined by the Adam West Batman, don’t you think?

  2. Just finished . . . thanks for doing these. Really great.

    Having cut my comic teeth in the 70s, Worlds Finest was always Batman/Superman as best friends. That works for me, and for this I think that connection has been recently established in the pages of Superman, which led to the Super Sons stories. So, interesting how Bruce asked them to watch over Damien, etc., since the current connection between them are through being fathers instead of heroes. (Those Superman books have more than one scene where Lois makes dinner for Bruce, Clark, Damien, and Jon.)

    My first thought when Plastic Man came up was that HE was the most dangerous weapon and somehow stored/connected to Batman as he searched for the last metal. If so, that’d put Batman and Plastic Man on the “other side” together. I’m red/green color-blind, but I’m still thinking that his utility belt in the tomb is red and not yellow . . .

    And if I could get odds, I’d put money that it was DiDio who fought hardest calling it another crisis. He has said that at too many cons . . . that there will never be another crisis as long as he’s around.

    Anyway, I love all these Crisis books and am going back to flip through my Final Crisis stuff right now . . . (although I should instead be working . . . )

    1. John – could call on the angle of Clark and Bruce as fathers. I haven’t read much where that is the main characterization, so I’ll have to keep that in mind.

      I’ve seen speculation on the whole “Dark Crisis” thing, but still haven’t seen the term come up in an actual interview or quote. But it has been referenced in the prelude oneshots – and certainly the book feels like a Dark Crisis (strange weather patterns, an opposite universe, a big bad with demon henchmen, etc.). It’s almost like a Crisis/Blackest Night mashup.

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