Finally read through the big Dark Knights: Metal crossover and it was a huge disappointment (for me). It felt like a title in search of a story…”Let’s do the most METAL story ever!”
To be fair, this idea hits all my personal pet peeves: Age old conspiracy that effects the very essence of the universe (Everything you thought you knew is wrong!), another universe that is a dark reflection of our own (Evil is awesome!), evil doppelgängers of our favorite hero’s. That last one really folded in on itself…evil Batman versions of our favorite heroes. Why would these even exist? Are there also universes where they’re are Aquaman versions of our favorite heroes who aren’t evil but just don’t care about terrestrial problems? And Booster Gold versions of our favorite heroes who mean well, but are ultimately only accidentally competent?
The worst part was that it kinda cheapens Batman’s story. He’s not a “regular” (insanely rich, white) guy who wanted to fight crime to honor his parents…and learned to do it well enough to stand alongside god-like beings. He was part of the convoluted evil plan of a bat god/cult…yada, yada, yada.
I’m not even saying the whole thing was bad…just a story almost perfectly crafted for me to dislike. Seems like it was a huge hit and is apparently spawning a sequel. Am I the only one who felt this way?