Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


‘Dark Nights Death Metal: Rise of The New God #1’ (review)

Written by James Tynion IV, Bryan Edward Hill
Art by Jesús Merino Nik Virella
Published by DC Comics


The Death Metal series has been out of it’s mind.

The spin-offs from that series have been equally out of their minds. It all means that it is a good time for the readers. I enjoyed this particular spin-off very much and it is completely out of it’s mind. That is fine by me as far as I am concerned.

And then this comes along.

The first story of the book is by writer James Tynion IV and it is illustrated by Jesus Merino. I

t is a fight between this New God Dark Knight character and Perpetua. It is a rather stupid story but I have to say that I enjoyed it for one reason only: Jesus Merino! His artwork here is great I mean, they were hitting each other with planets.

There is some other plot surrounding these two god’s battle. But I got lost and the whole thing is an unintentional laugh riot for me.

This story is pretty bad overall.

Honestly, the backup story by writer Bryan Hill and artist Nik Virella is a thousand times better.

It features Green Lantern John Stewart having to gather the troops for an upcoming battle. The only thing I didn’t like was that it was very short. Maybe it should have been the main feature.

So this issue was a bit of a letdown overall. It could have been great. Maybe let Hill and Virella take the lead next time.

This is my least favorite Death Metal spin off.

Ah, well. They can’t all be winners.


Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


Forces of Geek is protected from liability under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and “Safe Harbor” provisions.

All posts are submitted by volunteer contributors who have agreed to our Code of Conduct.

FOG! will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement.

Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content.


In many cases free copies of media and merchandise were provided in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions shared on Forces of Geek are those of the individual author.

You May Also Like


Written and Illustrated by Andrew Kranke Published by Image Comics   I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book....


Written and Illustrated by Kyle Starks Colors by Chris Schweitzer Published by Image Comics   Writer and artist Kyle Starks really is a wonder...


Written by Chris Condon Art by Jacob Phillips Published by Image Comics   In the vast realm of comic book history, few narratives captivate...


Written by Dan Abnett  Art by I.N.J. Culbard Published by BOOM! Studios   BOOM! Studios’ Wild’s End, created by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard,...