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Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance (Dark Nights: Metal — Collected Editions #2)

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The Nightmare Batmen have descended to Earth from the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL. Against an army of Dark Knights, can members of the Justice League, Teen Titans and Suicide Squad come together to form a resistance to stop them?

The Justice League has scattered around the world to find the only artifacts that can fight back against the invasion of the Dark Multiverse. The
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 13th 2018 by DC Comics
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Sam Quixote
May 11, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A mountain has appeared in the middle of Gotham somehow transforming the city into a dark fairyland or something for some reason. Dumb, vague outline? Sounds like Dark Nights: Metal to me! In The Resistance, heroes (and the Suicide Squad) resist villains… but don’t they always do that?!

This book collects some of the tie-in issues to that loathsome event, Dark Nights: Metal. Sometimes tie-ins are better than the event – that’s not the case here. Not a single comic was worth reading.

Batman stumb
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley
DC brings in a lot of their big gun artists to illustrate the Dark Nights Metal tie in issues throughout the DC universe. There's two main arcs. Both tie in very well to the core Dark Nights Metal book. Gotham Resistance has members of the Bat family and Green Arrow teaming up to run the gambit through the Dante's Inferno version of Gotham. It's actually pretty good. Bats Out of Hell focuses on the Justice League's battle with the evil Batmen. It's solid too.

I was surprised how well these fit in
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
Compared to the Nightmare Batmen tie-in volume, this one felt a lot less monumental, yet it was still worth checking out for the extra details to the lore that it added.

The Bats Out of Hell story arc (4 parts) focuses a lot more on the members of the Justice League that are still fighting to survive the cataclysmic event (The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg). It dives into some of the mini-events that took place in the Metal event, but doesn't offer any huge revelation. C
Wing Kee
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
For tie-ins this is pretty fantastic.

World: The art is mostly very good, the artists from the respective series takes on the role and the design of the 'Dark Nights Metal' world is pretty fantastic so yeah it's good. The world building is pretty good, with the Dante's Inferno homage, the Bat villains in each ring, the stakes being high and bits and pieces of the greater 'Dark Nights Metal' world building being a part of this tie in, I'm surprised how much these issues mattered.

Story: There are 2
James DeSantis
Eh this started off good but went down quick.

Well this is the last Metal thing to read. I was actually excited for this because it had some great art, a solid team of writers, and a interesting idea. Sadly, it all comes crumbling down after the start of Gotham resistance. So after we come past the initial events and having our heroes like Robin, Nightwing, Harley and more team up they all break up and then the focus shifts to the Justice League and sorry...they aren't as interesting. Also this
The art was very good. The world building and characters were solid. And these issues actually mattered to the overall Dark Nights Metal story. I just didn't enjoy it as much as the previous volume of the series.
Chris Lemmerman
[Read as single issues]
The events of Dark Nights: Metal continue to reverberate across the DC Universe, as a ragtag band of heroes attempts to infiltrate the newly transformed Gotham City. Then, the Justice League tackle the Nightmare Batmen head on, while Batman finds himself lost in the Dark Multiverse and Hawkman finds himself transformed into a Hawk-Monster!

Gotham Resistance is the lead story here, linking Green Arrow, Nightwing, Teen Titans, and Suicide Squad together for a four issue story
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Now this is how you do event tie-ins!
I recently finished reading the Daredevil: Shadowland Omnibus, and all of the tie-ins to that story are totally pointless. They don't affect the main story at all and many are retconned immediately so that they don't change anything in the main story.
Here, however, the tie-ins are all very important to the overall Dark Nights event. Besides that, the art was fantastic (especially Sejic's Suicide Squad #26).
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 Stars.

I received a copy of Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance collects all of the tie-ins leftover from the Dark Metal plotline. Because they’re bouncing from series to series, the art style changes and things feel a bit less organized than if it was an enclosed event.
This volume contains the stories that appeared in The Flash, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Justice League, Teen Titans
Adam Fisher
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The majority of my review will be under the main Metal title, but there are basically 3 plots I should cover here.
1) Gotham Resistance - This story deals with the lesser heroes (Teen Titans, Nightwing, Suicide Squad and Green Arrow) and their time at the beginning of the Metal storyline. Part of the story has them fighting against various villains (Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, etc) who have been given a dark metal playing card that bestows power from Barbatos via The Batman Who Laughs. As they stop t
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, blog

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

Dark Days: The Road to Metal, Dark 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 s
Bob Morton
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book. What follows is an honest review.

Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance. is like most graphic novels a collection of comics that were published then put into a book. It ties with with the Dark Night Series of graphic novels. In Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition we get the story of Batman bringing over Multiverse versions of himself. They represent various members of his companions (Justice League) and his enemies but each are a dark side of the Batman. With thi
Jun 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
I got an ARC of this book.

I really should have stopped reading this series. The more I read of the spin off and tie ins, the less I like the series. The series itself had a ton of plot holes, very little cohesive story, and no character development. This book makes all of those issues glaringly obvious and then some.

The book opens with an old Bruce Wayne talking to his granddaughter, no mention of who her dad is. Is she his biological grandchild? No clue. Maybe it is mentioned somewhere, but I
Norman Cook
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Unlike a lot of these types of tie-ins to comic book events, these actually expand the Metal story in a meaningful way. One should definitely read this volume to have a full understanding of the Metal event, but in the order they were published. "Gotham Resistance" (Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32) takes place between Metal #2 and #3, while "Bats Out of Hell" (The Flash #33, Justice League #32, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32, Justice League #33) and ...more
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I received a free electronic ARC of this graphic novel from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Without reading the other books in the Metal series, this would be very difficult to follow. It jumps around from comic title to comic title, not so much one story as bits and pieces. There is a lot of good writing and interesting character development, although it was often arrested by the inconstant nature of the anthology. The artwork, overall, was well done and exciting. Needed to fully unde
Jul 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Dark Nights: Metal event isn't good enough to necessitate the number of pages it received. This volume collects two storyline tie-ins, neither of which is necessary to understanding the main story nor interesting enough on its own to make it required reading. Very skippable, even if you are checking out the main Metal book.

I received a preview copy of this book from NetGalley.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Just what the world wanted – the whole hot mess of Metal to be over, with this second companion piece. Well, shall I be charitable and say that if the single issues were in the netgalley file in the right order it might actually have made some sense? Or shall I just be blunt and say that it wouldn't, and that it's all dross – below the already below-par status of the other books?
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
According to release date, I read this one last of the four collections. I was really impressed by the artwork and story of about half of these issues. For some of the issues, I felt that the dialogue was pretty uninteresting and that I could have done without a few pages. Mostly worth reading through to gain even more backstory on the alternative Batmen and that sense of overwhelming doom.
Zoe Elizabeth
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this collection of stories. This collection features issues that tie into the Metal story line, but feature all of the other DC universe characters. I'm excited to read the last book in the series now and see the stories from the Dark Knights perspectives.

Thanks to DC and Netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this side story to Dark Nights: Metal—it fleshes out moments mentioned briefly in the main story, and adds a wicked cool villain-sidekick to boot. Read in single issues during the 2017 DC Comics “Dark Nights: Metal” run.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

These are tie-in stories and for me reading them after Metal made the overall story better. It filled in blanks of what happened during the main story and just made the whole chain of events seem more inevitably doomed. I really enjoyed the Gotham Resistance. Nightwing, Green Arrow,
Miriam Zink
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for an Arc of this comic. I did not know that this was the third issue in the series so I definitely want to check out the past issues and can't wait for the next issue. I would also like to read more batman comics. This was a great read
Nathaniel Darkish
May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
This really didn't work as a collection. There is no real narrative arc, just a bunch of stories set during the Metal event without context. I felt like some of the issues included should have been in the main Metal collection to provide a lot of critical information.
John H
I don't know where Goodreads got 128 pages for the length of this - the one I read was 221 pages.
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Scott Snyder is the Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer on DC Comics Batman, Swamp Thing, and his original series for Vertigo, American Vampire. He is also the author of the short story collection, Voodoo Heart, published by the Dial Press in 2006. The paperback version was published in the summer of 2007.
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Dark Nights: Metal — Collected Editions (4 books)
  • Dark Days: The Road to Metal
  • Dark Nights: Metal
  • Dark Knights: Metal: The Nightmare Batmen