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The next stop on my journey through Metal. The graphic backstory issue for the Red Death set the bar at a decent spot, and this kept it there. I've got to say, these origin story one shot issues establishing the dark Batmen are a very interesting concept. I am very hopeful that DC makes an animated adaptation of this full event and sets it in the DCAMU. But I also hope they make it a two part release, because this is one of the funnest, yet darkest, events I've seen in comics and it's one hell of a ride. Almost like a Hellraiser crossover.

This was a pretty good issue and if you skipped these side tales, fix that mistake now. Up next, I'll be reading Dawnbreaker.

Rating: ***1/2