Dark Nights Death Metal #7
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo, Yanick Paquette and Bryan Hitch
Inks by Jonathan Glapion
Colors by FCO Plascencia, Nathan Fairbairn and Alex Sinclair
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: Wonder Woman faces off against the Batman Who Laughs for the fate of the multiverse and all of existence.
Diana emerges from the world forge with powers that allow her to see everything around her including past, present and future. After taking on the Batman Who Laughs, Diana finds herself fighting through time and space as the rest of the heroes and villains continue to battle the nightmare versions of themselves.
As the fighting continues and the tide continues to swing against the restoration of the multiverse, Diana and the Batman Who Laughs find themselves at the beginning of creation itself with the villain giving Diana the brutal truth about what will happen if she wins. A truth that will unmake all of creation and leave nothing in its wake. Armed with the knowledge of what she faces, Diana will have to decide if stopping the Batman Who Laughs is worth the destruction of all creation as the beings prepared to pass judgement on existence move closer to achieving their goal.
The Story: Scott Snyder strikes the right note with the drama, tension and stakes in this story. The story weaves its way through personal drama as the characters face the nightmares of roads not traveled and Snyder brings the story to an epic conclusion full of surprises and something that Snyder specializes in with these characters, hope. A true emotional roller coaster that takes the reader through highs and lows before bringing him/her to an unknown future that is possibility as well as unknown dangers. I loved the way this story delivered on its promise while creating some new and different directions to go in next.
The Art: Greg Capullo delivers some breathtaking art in this finale. The action sequences are beautifully staged. The character shots are filled with gorgeous details and Capullo does an amazing job of making the art immersive and engaging to the reader.