Dark Nights: The Resistance, by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Tim Seeley, Rob Williams, and Robert Venditti (illustrated by Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette, Jorge Jimenez, Bryan Hitch, Howard Porter, Stjepan Šejić, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pelletier, Liam Sharp, Mikel Janín, Tyler Kirkham, Juan Ferreyra, and Mirka Andolfo ) is a graphic novel which follows the METAL events that transformed Gotham City into a realm filled with doppelgangers and monsters. This graphic novel collects “Gotham Resistance” (Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32) and “Bats Out Of Hell” (The Flash #33, Justice League #32-33, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #32), plus Batman Lost #1 and Hawkman Found #1.
- 128 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401282989
My rating for Dark Nights: The Resistance – 3
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This was a difficult issue to assess because of the many different creative teams involved, as it is a compilation of several different graphic novels, and not one that is a straight story line. Dark Nights: Metal – The Resistance by Scott Snyder, James T Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Tim Seeley, Rob Williams, and Robert Venditti (illustrated by Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette, Jorge Jimenez, Bryan Hitch, Howard Porter, Stjepan Šejić, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pelletier, Liam Sharp, Mikel Janín, Tyler Kirkham, Juan Ferreyra, and Mirka Andolfo) is an excellent example of why I started waiting for the graphic novels instead of buying individual comic books – I simply couldn’t keep up anymore.
My favorite part was the Bat out of Hell arc, in which the Justice League gets some much needed attention, trying to survive the Dark Night. There isn’t anything huge happening, but the focus on a character driven story is nice.
And the artwork is fantastic.
I also really enjoyed the Hawkman Found story, focusing on a nightmare scenario where Carter Hall picks up the protector mantle again. There is an ongoing theme of being “lost” throughout this graphic novel, while it took me a bit to get there, once it “clicked” I started to enjoy the stories much more.
I didn’t think this was a very important part of the Dark Night story arc, there is nothing major happening – but sometimes those are the best stories. In this case though, I thought it was worth reading simply because of the details the graphic novel adds to the main story-line.
Dick Grayson sent out an SOS to Robin, which promptly returned to the transformed Gotham City, full of magic and doom. Robin puts together a team of heroes and anti-heroes included Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow which work their way through a maze of madness, where the prize for second place is death.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from a friend.
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