However, after being ordered to destroy her Invisible Jet, Wonder Woman does something else. After going up against both Batman and Superman and infection several other DC heroes into his thrall, he continued to be a general threat throughout the universe and into Dark Nights: Death Metal #1. He is a Feature, Comic Breakouts and News writer. Like Batman, the Dawnbreaker was able to defeat and kill the Green Lantern Corps of Earth -32. After slaughtering his own family … With CBR, he has been able to write about his favorite subjects, from the MCU to Doctor Who. He is,as a matter of fact, I think is not just him. While being drugged and restrained, this Batman was forced to watch helplessly as his nemesis systematically razed his home. The DC Multiverse is a collection of alternate-reality worlds where anything is possible. In the pages of Dark Nights: Death Metal, Wonder Woman defeated him in Hell, and he is taking a dirt nap. He's been in love with comics for a very long time, and believes there is some good to be found even in the industry's more difficult times. Darkseid: Who Was Grayven, the Justice League Villain's OTHER Son? The story of the Batman of Earth -22 was not much different from that of any other version of the Caped Crusader. With the press of a yellow, frowning-face button, they released the final Bruce Wayne, and they were set to prepare his body for whatever would come next. The Batman Who Laughs has inspired much talk on the internet about how he resembles Judge Death, so I’m not the only one who sees the similarities. Required fields are marked *. Today on Variant, DC's Dark Nights: Death Metal has arrived and we're breaking down every glorious detail of issue #1! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour.When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Ian Cardona has written for CBR since 2017. "See, that's the thing, monster," Diana tells the Batman Who Laughs. Despite his death, the Batman Who Laughs' real plan has just been activated, and it involves a Batman/Doctor Manhattan amalgam who could be powerful enough to bring the Batman Who Laughs back with a single thought. But this isn't his story.". When the Batman Who Laughs graces a screen for the first time, be it live-action or animated, his keys will take off. In the event's opening chapter, we discover a DCU that is not like the one we once knew. Check out the Dark Nights: Death Metal - The Multiverse Who Laughs #1 Preview HERE! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Batman Who Laughs proceeds to take over Earth-22, killing off most of his allies and turning his son Damian Wayne into a mini-Joker and recruiting the children infected by the Joker Toxin as his "Rabid Robins". One day, Batman was drugged and captured by the Joker, who went on to destroy Gotham City. Each world tells the tale of a possible split in reality, or shows how lives vary depending on a single, solitary decision. Instead, she uses part of the jet to forge a new weapon: the Chainsaw of Truth. We’re trying to catch up with the events of DC Comics’ Dark Nights Death Metal # 1 and we got our first shocker; the death of the Batman Who Laughs! But the clues were there from the beginning of the series, as The Batman Who Laughs who shared a similar past history with the DC Batman … The Batman Who Laughs Is Ready To Remake The Entire Multiverse. Upon figuring out that Wonder Woman is using the parts of her Invisible Jet against him, the Batman Who Laughs faces the Amazon Princess, once again to show he is in control. Powered by  - Designed with the Hueman theme. The Batman Who Laughs rules from Castle Bat in the North, but he has also put Wonder Woman in charge of the Hellscape to the South. The Batman Who Laughs seems to be the leader or second-in-command of Barbatos' Dark Knights and recruits the other members. After a battle between the Justice League and Perpetua, all of reality was re-shaped into a dystopian wasteland ruled by the Batman Who Laughs and his lieutenants, a veritable legion of Dark Knights from across the Dark Multiverse. In Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, Wonder Woman ends up killing a surprise character and it changes the event's scope. Despite his death, the Batman Who Laughs' real plan has just been activated, and it involves a Batman/Doctor Manhattan amalgam who could be powerful enough to bring the Batman Who Laughs back with a single thought. DC Comics’ summer blockbuster Dark Nights: Death Metal is all about the multiverse and new weird versions of Batman. Despite his role in the origins of The Batman Who Laughs, the Joker's appearance in the one-shot was very short in comparison to other incarnations of him and was killed off very early.This makes his actions even worse as he achieved much of an impact in such a short period of time as well as the fact that his actions in his attempts to corrupt Batman are even worse than normal. But by the end of Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, that paradigm shifts completely. 7 days ago Add photo Batman Who Laughs vs Superior Spider-Man is a What-If? Each world tells the tale of a possible split in reality, or shows how lives vary depending on a single, solitary decision. A one-stop shop for all things video games. RELATED: Dark Nights: Death Metal Transforms A DC Hero Into Harley Quinn's Weapon. Thanks to The Batman Who Laughs, it just found the weirdest one in … figures collector, and he's rapidly running out of shelf space. The Expanse: Avasarala Makes a Fatal Decision Leading Into Season 5, Justice League: Future State Introduces a New Legion of Doom and DESTROYS It, Schomburg Center's Annual Black Comic Book Festival Kicks Off This Week, The Power Rangers Just Got DESTROYED by Lord Zedd's Ultimate Putty, The Death of Venom Is Marvel's Most Tragic (and Disgusting) End, Doctor Who Recreates a Season 12 Episode With a HUGE Twist, Rick and Morty Gives the Jaguar Exactly What He Wants - With a Price. KEEP READING: Scott Snyder Reveals How The Plan For Dark Nights: Death Metal Changed. Death Metal: SPOILER Betrays The Batman Who Laughs Every DC Comics Movie, Ranked Batman #1 Sells for Over $2 Million at Auction With this, Diana Prince cements herself as the lead character of this event, and the entire scope of the story shifts as she seemingly disposes of a character who has troubled the DC Universe for the past three years. Although the superheroes ended up defeating Barbatos and the Batman Who Laughs, the latter continued to be a haunting presence in the DC Universe in the following years. ... Set in a dark universe where Batman turned evil this story explains how the Batman Who Laughs became to be. In the latest issue of Death Metal, The Batman Who Laughs/Darkest Knight now … Batman: The Red Death (2017) #1 (Dark Nights: Metal (2017-2018)) Joshua Williamson. 4.6 out of 5 stars 33. The Batman Who Laughs just redefined his name in the most grand fashion possible. You can follow him on Twitter at @ian_c1701 (yes, that is a Star Trek reference) for discussions, debates or pictures of really cool collectibles he probably doesn't have room for. However, he makes a crucial mistake: he knows that the real Bruce Wayne would use these parts to create an invisible shield to infiltrate Castle Bat, as Bruce suggests earlier in the issue. Perpetua won the Doom War and has sent the 52 worlds into chaos eating them and/or killing them. His favorite Avenger is Captain America, and that was long before the character starred in a very successful film franchise. The Batman Who Laughs is the Dark Knight of Earth -22, and the chosen herald of Barbatos. The Batman who Laughs was able to kill the Justice League and everybody that stood against him in his world. Another Death Battle meme. As bodies start to be found across Gotham, all of them seemingly to be Bruce Wayne, he realises that the Batman who Laughs is dispatching every Bruce Wayne he can find across the multiverse and has now come for him. 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Dark Nights: Death Metal - The Multiverse Who Laughs #1 Preview - Now that the Multiverse has been destroyed, the Batman Who Laughs has used his god like power to create a new Dark Multiverse…a collection of 52 evil worlds. Kindle Edition. Warning: contains spoilers for Dark Nights: Death Metal #6! To fill the void, Death Metal is introducing the Robin King, but fans are still clinging to … "You know Bruce. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia and Tom Napolitano, available now from DC. While it seemed like the Batman Who Laughs was going to be the main antagonist of Death Metal, the villain may have just been taken off the board, perhaps permanently. However, Death Metal #1 seriously subverts those expectations. While it seemed like the Batman Who Laughs was going to be the main antagonist of Death Metal, the villain may have just been taken off the board, perhaps permanently. Personally (As a Judge Dredd fan), I'm rooting for Death in this fight, given how Batman Who Laughs is a thinly veiled lookalike/rip-off of him (Hence the creation of this Death Battle meme) & how Death kills people. 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