Dark Nights Death Metal Multiverse’s End #1
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Juan Gedeon
Colors by Mike Spicer
Letters by Rus Wooton
The Rundown: As the heroes go on the offensive against Perpetua, they will find an unlikely ally.
The remaining heroes from across the multiverse have banded together to destroy the batteries Perpetua is using to power herself and destroy the remaining Earths. As the Green Lantern corps and their allies fight to free the people trapped within the batteries themselves John Stewart finds himself in the hands of Owlman.
With the tide of the battle starting to turn against them, the heroes find themselves facing a new army of dark multiverse Batmen. Owlman has a proposition for John Stewart, but first he needs the Lantern to fill him in on the crises. An act that might net them all an unexpected advantage.
The Story: James Tynion IV has some great character moments throughout this issue. The plot is dense and there are some palpable stakes for the characters that Tynion IV does a great job of laying out. The story is interesting and well laid out. The moments between John Stewart and Owlman are interesting, but can veer into exposition dumps at times. Their interactions tend to be more about recapping the story than moving it forward.
The Art: Juan Gedeon’s art matches the dark tone of the story. There is a roughness to it that is perfect for this story and its stakes.