Tag Archives: jonathan glapion

The Robin King’s Reign Begins in Dark Nights: Death Metal #2!

Don’t miss the second chapter of the wildest ride in the DC universe, hitting shelves on July 14 from the epic team of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia!

Nothing in the debut chapter of this summer’s biggest, boldest event comic compares to the quiet, chilling beginning to the Robin King’s reign! Debuting in Dark Nights: Death Metal #2, once a mere groblin but destined to be so much more (*read Dark Nights: Metal for more about the Batman Who Laughs’ crowing little robin goblins), the Robin King is one of Scott Snyder’s most frightening creations!

What the Robin King whispers in response to his invitation to ascend beyond groblinhood will haunt you! Dark Nights: Death Metal #2written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia, hits shelves onJuly 14.

Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman and The Flash Meet the Justice Society of America in Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

written by Scott Snyder
art by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia
card stock foil cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia
Aquaman variant cover by David Finch
Lobo variant cover by Jerome Opeña
Harley Quinn variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
1:25 variant cover by Doug Mahnke
1:100 black and white variant cover by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion
ON SALE 07.14.20

Get ready to scream…with excitement! More mysteries of the Dark Multiverse will be revealed in July’s Dark Nights: Death Metal #2! Along with a hallmark Jay Garrick and Wally West reunion, Wonder Woman and Swamp Thing will roar across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape alongside Batman, Jonah Hex and Harley Quinn! Can the remaining survivors of Perpetua’s grand design stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? Plus, what’s Lobo doing in space, who is the Robin King, and when will the Darkest Knight appear?

Don’t miss the second chapter of the wildest ride in the DC universe, hitting shelves on July 14 from the epic team of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia!

Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

Review: Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #1

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 is an interesting comic. For the first half, I felt like I was completely lost and had missed something. In reality, I did. I’ve mostly skipped DC Comics‘ “Year of the Villain.” But, writer Scott Snyder does something interesting. There’s a point the comic pivots and catches up the reader. While you might be lost to start, after a while, the comic becomes new reader-friendly. The deep end becomes a shallow wade into the pool.

The Earth has been enveloped by the Dark Multiverse. The Batman Who Laughs has won the favor of Perpetua. The Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 kicks off the latest chapter of Scott Snyder‘s meta-narrative that has added so much to the DC Universe. Along with his co-conspirator, artist Greg Capullo, this first issue ups the “metal” to straight-up “death metal.”

This issue is an interesting one as much of its enjoyment is to see what crazy ideas are come up with. With the Dark Multiverse opening up an infinite playground, The creative team gets to play in an endless sandbox creating variations of Batman that becomes part of the fun. B-Rex anyone? Yes, there’s a dinosaur Batman now. But that cranking it up past 11 also means each sequence needs to really bring it as well. Batman raising a ghost army. The reveal of a mysterious prisoner. Wonder Woman’s actions. It’s all amped-up and exciting keeping the readers on their toes. In a world where any twisted idea is possible, we get some pretty crazy twisted ideas.

There are some issues with the comic in that not enough is explained and things feel like they’re a bit too focused on a few locations but the action is tight and exciting reveals keep readers on their toes.

That action is helped by Capullo’s art which does sinister with a rock twist. You could easily go over the top in the scary department when it comes to The Batman Who Laughs, but Capullo never crosses that line giving us a darker take on the traditional superhero style. That just means a lot more spikes and pointed teeth really. Capullo is helped on ink by Jonathan Glapion, coloring by FCO Plascencia, and lettering by Tom Napolitano. It all comes together with an attitude that near matches the hype. There’s a few images that are fantastic (no spoilers) and a weakened Swamp Thing stands out in a comic that’s full of interesting visuals.

The team really nails the first issue. At first, you might feel lost but it all comes together. Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 really starts to connect the dots and finish the puzzle of a big picture story that was started years ago. We get some action but we also get the start of an event that feels like it’ll begin to really pay off for those who have stuck around for so long and trusted there was a bigger picture at work. You might think this is the next chapter of Dark Nights: Metal, but Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 ties into so much more of what’s been going on.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: FCO Plascencia Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.45 Overall: 8.05 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXologyAmazonKindleTFAWZeus Comics

Preview: Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the head banging begin!

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

DC Digital First Includes New Birds of Prey and Teen Titans Go!

DC has released a look at this coming week’s new DC Digital First releases! New additions include Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice#1 on Wednesday and Teen Titans Go! Booyah #1 on Saturday.

Check out below what you can find each day of the week!

Monday May 25

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #6

What Makes a City – Part 2
by Rob Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy, Adriano Lucas, and Clayton Cowles
Purchase

Lex Luthor’s gone Big Brother in Metropolis after placing new hi-tech security cameras around the city to put an end to crime, and Superman with it!

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #6

Tuesday May 26

Batman: Gotham Nights #6

Balyushka!
by Mark Russell, Viktor Bogdanović, Jonathan Glapion, Ivan Plascencia and Tom Napolitano
Purchase

The Joker has the perfect plan to cause mass chaos in Gotham City, one so simple—and legal—not even Batman can stop it!

Batman: Gotham Nights #6

Wednesday May 27

Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice #1

Fight or Flight
by Gail Simone, Inaki Miranda, John Kalisz and Travis Lanham
Purchase

When a new hospital collapses into a sinkhole in the middle of Gotham City, Harley Quinn tries to convince Huntress and Black Canary to investigate. But can the Birds of Prey really trust the Clown Princess of Crime? Or do Harley’s true allegiances lie elsewhere?

Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice #1

Thursday May 28

Aquaman: Deep Dives #6

Stinging Tide – Part 2
by Steve Orlando, V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Andrew Dalhouse and Wes Abbott
Purchase

While investigating an abandoned Scorpio base, Aquaman and the Sea Devils unwittingly activate an old Scorpio weapon…The Torpedoman! Now they must turn the tides and stop this killing machine before it decimates an Atlantean Science Outpost!

Aquaman: Deep Dives #6

Friday May 29

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #6

Purchase

Perfect World
by Jeff Parker, Miguel Mendonça, Mike Spicer and Rob Leigh

Gorilla  Grodd  takes  control  of  the  Senate  and  declares  war  on  Canada! Only the Flash is fast enough to stop him—but will he be enthralled by Grodd and his desire to create the perfect world instead?

Rational Thought
by Jeff Parker, Ramon Villalobos, David Baron and Rob Leigh

Barry  Allen’s  world  is  turned  upside  down  when  he  learns  that  everything he knows is wrong—the Earth is flat, animals can talk, and the moon landings were a hoax! Can the Scarlet Speedster prove that science is still true—or have the conspiracy theorists been right all along?

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #6

Saturday May 30

Teen Titans Go! Booyah #1

The Hic You Say?!
by Sholly Fisch, Marcelo DiChiara, Franco Riesco, and Gabriela Downie
Purchase

Starfire’s Tamaranean hiccups are just like regular ones—except for the explosions! Can the Teen Titans help her stop them before all of Jump City is destroyed?

Teen Titans Go! Booyah #1

Sunday May 31

Swamp Thing: New Roots #6

The Seeds of Destruction
by Mark Russell, Marco Santucci, John Kalisz, and Dave Sharpe
Purchase

Swamp Thing foiled Sunderland’s plan to create sentient, self-harvesting crops, but now Sunderland is aiming even higher. It could mean the end of the world as we know it…and the beginning of a brand-new one.

Swamp Thing: New Roots #6

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

DC Reveals New Artwork for Dark Nights: Death Metal #1!

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 is out June 16th and DC has released some new artwork for the anticipated issue.

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the head banging begin!

There’s a lot to take in here but it looks off the hook insane!

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 is by writer Scott Snyder featuring the art of Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia and a foil cover by Capullo, Glapion, and Plascencia.

Preview: Batman Giant #4

Batman Giant #4

Story: Mark Russell, Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder, Greg Rucka, Tim Seeley
Art: Ryan Benjamin, Tom Lyle, Greg Capullo, JH Williams III, Javier Fernandez
Ink Richard Friend, Jonathan Glapion
Color: Alex Sinclair, Jeromy Cox, FCO, Dave Stewart, Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Troy Peteri, Jimmy Betancourt, Todd Klein, Carlos M. Mangual
On Sale Date: April 28, 2020

Classic stories from the world of The Dark Knight, plus an all-new chapter of the original story “Concrete Jungle,” by Mark Russell (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles) and Ryan Benjamin!

Batman Giant #4

Review: Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Twenty years in the future, Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And… he’s never been Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape. Batman: Last Knight on Earth is finally collected and as a whole the comic is rather… predictable.

Written by Scott Snyder the three-issue series starts off well enough but as it progresses the reveals, for the most part, become rather predictable (who the villain is) or unexplained shock value. The series feels like a shock value read in that the visuals and concepts are enough to entertain. The story itself is rather shallow and in many ways feels like something Snyder has done before.

The story is a journey for Bruce as Batman as he discovers the new DC landscape and attempts to piece together what has happened. A new villain dubbed Omega is the end boss. The identity of the villain becomes fairly obvious early on. In many ways, this all feels like a retread and extension of Snyder’s gonzo Dark Multiverse concept and with it one of the best villains of DC, The Batman Who Laughs.

While the journey Snyder puts Batman through could be interesting in an examination of the character, it instead feels like a reference check list. We’re taken to locations but it never gets too deeps in an examination of our hero and his legacy. It’s flash without depth. Cool concepts that aren’t explored enough. This is the basis of an interesting world and feels like a bunch of ideas on a white board instead of an interesting narrative.

Snyder is joined by his often partner in crime Greg Capullo who delivers his usual impressive visuals. Jonathan Glapion provides ink, FCO Plascencia the color and Tom Napolitano the lettering. The visuals are a whirlwind of cool with interesting takes on characters that much like Snyder’s narrative hints at something so much more. We can guess the crap that’s been seen and battles waged but little is dedicated to that. We get some mentions but little exploration beyond that.

The world itself is one of weird and wonderful as if we’re descending into the different levels of Hell. Much like the story itself, there’s some interesting things that could have been done with the visuals to take it to the next level as far as page layouts and panels but for the most part we’re left with a pretty standard comic in that sense. A sweeping tale didn’t get the sweeping art it needed. But, the detail is fantastic and makes you want to learn more of the how and the why of this world.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth is an entertaining enough story but it doesn’t match what Snyder and Capullo have delivered before. There’s a lack of emotional punch and connection. There’s also the lack of exploration of the impact of what’s presented. It’s danced around but never quite makes its case. It’s a Cliff’s Notes final product of something that could be so much more.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: FCO Plascencia Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 6.95 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: AmazonKindlecomiXology


This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Preview: Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Jonathan Glapion
Purchase: AmazonKindlecomiXologyTFAW

Twenty years in the future, Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And… he’s never been Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape, featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it… From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of Batman: Court of Owls to the epic power of Dark Nights: Metal, DC presents what could be the last Batman story ever told… Collects Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1-3.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth
« Older Entries