Riders on the Razors
Writers: Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and Grant Morrison
Artists: Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez and Doug Mahnke with Jamie Mendoza
Colors: Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez and Wil Quintana
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Cover: Mahnke and Quintana
Last Time on Metal: This is a bad time to not be caught up on Metal.
Detective Chimp is an ape of many tastes and a tragic past is just another part of his complex tapestry. As he reflects on the loss of his only friend and the gaining of another, the Dark Knights continue their assault as Bartabos sings out the death of Earth-0 with the horrid tune of anti-music. The surviving scientists of the earth continue to gather on Blackhawk Island and attempt to work up a solution to the madness as Bobo contacts Cyborg, Raven and the Flash during the journey on the Ultima Thule through the bleed and through the multiverse. When the Dark Knights attack, a brief redemption for the Red Death is short-lived, as the Bruce Wayne-free knight is rendered to ashes by the Batman Who Laughs. As things start to look somehow even more grim, an unknown 53rd Earth sends out a single to the heroes on the Ultima Thule while back on Earth-0, Detective Chimp discovers the true meaning of the notes “DC” that plagued both him and trapped the trinity in the Dark Multiverse. DC stands for nothing else, but Detective Chimp as the apes of tomorrow arrive to help Bobo save the universe.
Reed Strong’s Strong Read:
The word “wild” is accurate. As Metal appears to be coming to a close, things really only continue to get worse, worse, and worse. A beautifully played combination of artists tell a crazy story well-fit into the mold of Metal so far, but as the Multiverse shenanigans start to build, an absolutely insane conclusion is building towards a story truly worthy of Morrison’s design. And with Morrison coming back to help write this book with his last DC work being years ago, there’s no better time to be a fan of DC events, the multiverse, and shockingly, Detective Chimp.