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Preview: Metal Men #7 (of 12)

Metal Men #7 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $3.99

What’s this? There’s an entire new group of Metal Men, except they’re not metal…or men…but…animals?! After the Metal Men left Magnus for Nth Metal Men, Magnus knew the next team he created had to be loyal-and what’s more loyal than animals, right? All this, plus the new Metal Men face the Missile Men in their first epic battle since their conception.

Metal Men #7 (of 12)

Preview: Metal Men #6

Metal Men #6

Written by: Dan Didio
Art by: Shane Davis

After Platinum finds out that she is based on a real woman Magnus used to know in college, she sneaks away to search for her human counterpart…and learns the twisted reason for why she “loves” Magnus so much. Meanwhile, back at Magnus Mountain, Nth Metal Man seems to have some bigger plans of his own with someone else from the Dark Multiverse.

Metal Men #6

Around the Tubes

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – Crisis on Earth Dan DiDio: How 5G was a crisis too far – A good read and thoughts on what happened.

ICv2 – As DiDio Exits, DC’s Day of Reckoning May Be at Hand – More thoughts on Didio’s departure.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Flash Forward #6
Newsarama – Plunge #1

Confirmed: Dan Didio Out as Co-Publisher of DC

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Dan Didio is reportedly out as Co-Publisher of DC. He has served in the role along with Jim Lee since 2010. He was previously a VP executive editor for six years and before that VP editorial.

DC’s success has been mixed and controversial under Didio. DC has consistently held the #2 spot when it comes to reported sales once in a while eclipsing fellow publisher Marvel

There has been no official word yet about the shakeup but there’s surely more to come and we’ve asked DC for comment and will update the story if any official statement is made. ComicsPRO is currently underway. Publishers address stores about their upcoming plans and this will have to be addressed.

Update: We have heard from sources that Didio is indeed out from DC and that it’s “business as usual” for the publisher.

Preview: Metal Men #5 (of 12)

Metal Men #5 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Magnus’s Metal Men have to choose between Magnus, who gave them life, and the Nth Metal Men, who promise them true sentience-where do their loyalties lie? Meanwhile, back at the convention, Lead, Tin, and OMAC team up to face Mother Machine and her -Mother Boys as they wreak havoc at Robot Con-are Mother’s Boys a fair match for the Metal Men, or will both parties end in annihilation?

Metal Men #5 (of 12)

Preview: Metal Men #4 (of 12)

Metal Men #4 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
In Shops: Jan 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Whoa, what happened to Gold, and why does he look like that? It looks like Nth metal has given Gold true sentience-and it’s threatening to do the same to the rest of the Metal Men against Doc Magnus’s wishes! After all, Magnus already gave them sentience to begin with, right? Meanwhile, Lead and Tin are invited to Robot Con, where they meet their number one fan and other famous robots, including a special appearance by OMAC! Except he’s not here for fun…

Metal Men #4 (of 12)

Preview: Metal Men #3 (of 12)

Metal Men #3 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

In this issue, it’s kaiju versus giant robot versus the Metal Men! After killing off one of the Metal Men, Nth Metal gets placed into a holding cell at the lab so Doc Magnus can learn exactly how dangerous it is! That is, until a giant, flying manta with lasers coming out of its eyes attacks the lab-and now the Metal Men must team up with a giant robot in order to save the day!

Metal Men #3

Preview: Metal Men #2 (of 12)

Metal Men #2 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A) Michelle Delecki (A/CA) Shane Davis
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Nth Metal Man has arrived from the Dark Multiverse right into Dr. Klyburn’s research site-and it will destroy anything that stands in the way of it trying to stay in our world. As Magnus, Gold, Platinum, Iron, Lead, and Mercury rush to Dr. Klyburn’s aid, one of them will meet their fate at the hands of Nth Metal Man! But who? And how? How is even crazier! Read this issue to find out!

Metal Men #2 (of 12)

Review: Metal Men #1

Metal Men #1

I know very little, next to nothing about Metal Men. So, going into Metal Men #1 I was interested in learning more about these classic characters.

Storytellers Dan DiDio and Shane Davis deliver a spin on the classic Pinocchio with an egotistical spin.

The issue revolves around Will Magnus as he reflects on the Metal Men, his time creating them, and the reaction to them. It’s an interesting start with a horror vibe about it when the rabbit hole is reached.

But, where Metal Men #1 falls short is the lack of characters that you want to cheer for. The Metal Men themselves aren’t given a lot of time to show off their personalities. Instead, the focus is really Magnus and how he developed and treated them. And Magnus does not come off well at all. It’s actually quite negative and it’s hard to like him.

What little we get of the Metal Men themselves is fine and they seem to be an interesting group, there’s just not enough of them.

There’s also a nice tie-in to the Dark Night event and the Dark Multiverse with the focus on Nth metal. Out of everything, that’s the most interesting aspect and having enjoyed this meta story, it’s great to see it pushed along instead of dropped.

The art by Shane Davis is solid with ink by Michelle Delecki, color by Jason Wright, and lettering by Travis Lanham. For as mixed as I am on the story itself, the art is beautiful to look at. That design also helps emphasize the horror aspects at times as well. There’s a solid juxtaposition. The Metal Men look fantastic and the comic has a solid amount of detail. The art is the highlight.

The first issue is an interesting one. There’s a lot that’s intriguing and I want to learn more but at the same time there’s little I care about as far as characters. The horror version of Pinocchio is what has me intrigued to continue. The first issue doesn’t quite have me getting what makes Metal Men so popular and beloved but it’s interesting enough for me to continue.

Story: Dan DiDio, Shane Davis Art: Shane Davis
Ink: Michelle Delecki Color: Jason Wright Letters: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Metal Men #1 (of 12)

Metal Men #1 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A) Michelle Delecki (A/CA) Shane Davis
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus’ lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse…

Metal Men #1 (of 12)
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