After a couple of lead-in issues, DC Comics’ big summer event series kicked off this week, with a fairly epic set-up and a big guest star on the final page of Dark Nights: Metal 1.
We’re looking at members of the Superman and Batman families in their books over the last three weeks or so.
Oliver travels to Metropolis to confront Lex Luthor in Green Arrow and General Zod’s end game is revealed as his revenge squad battles Team Superman in Action Comics. Plus, more reviews!
Two teams of Ghostbusters get closer to figuring out how to fix the temporal displacement in Ghostbusters 101, while Barbara Gordon has her second team-up with Catwoman in Batgirl.
The latest issue of Superman finds the Kent family on a vacation road trip and moralizing about America. In Batman, we get… the origin of Kite Man… Is that really his name? Seriously, I don’t know what’s going on here.
Oliver Queen makes it to our nation’s capital, which allows the ol’ lefty to come out, and he gets to team up with Wonder Woman.
Catwoman joins the fun in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey while the new Superboy meets the Teen Titans for the first time in Super Sons. We also get the payoff to the big story running in Archie, as we learn Betty Cooper’s fate.
The demon that’s been forcing Dylan to kill stops working from behind the scenes in the latest issue of the absolutely great Kill or be Killed.
Batman is clearly a crazy bastard and needs to be committed. That’s my biggest takeaway from the special Dark Days: The Casting, the second lead-in to the Metal story kicking off next month.
On the trail of the Ninth Circle to get his life back in order, Green Arrow Oliver Queen runs up into another hero who’s not so happy to see him, leading to a collaboration with The Flash.