For this week, we will be reading through Dark Nights. This can be a hard to access comic for new readers, but with this knowledge it should be a little easier.
Without further ado, let’s delve into the pre-continuity of this weeks reading
I’m going in order of age:
- In Final Crisis, Bruce Wayne gets shot and dies. He later comes to life thanks to a metal and sees dark versions of himself.
- In Batman New 52, the incredible Court of Owls run introduced a secret organization. One key element was a tooth that when the user died brought the person who died back to life. This tooth was called electrum and is the New 52’s first encounter with Nth Metal
- In Darkseid War, Darkseid becomes a Baby at the end.
- If you’ve never read Sandman, it’s fantastic. The basic premise of Sandman you need to know is that there is a world of dreaming which houses everyone’s dreams.
- In Detective Comics #950, Nightwing questions Batman about his use of the robins to be creating a very deep web. Thinking he’s preparing for something.
- In Batman Rebirth #1, Batman takes Duke Thomas in as a new “robin” but something different.
- In All-Star Batman “Cursed Wheel”, Duke Thomas becomes a more fleshed out character wanting to operate in the day.
Fun Fact: All of these comics but Sandman are on DCU. (Before DC Unlimited). While you could read them first, I don’t think its too necessary. I didn’t read Final Crisis or Darkseid War)
-Nathan.Payson (Your Friendly Neighborhood Reporter)