There is a certain sense of abandon inherent in realizing that what you're doing either will not have a lasting effect or, even better, leaves you free from consequences. Most superhero comics leave books like that as forgettable interludes. Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1 is an ambitious, ridiculous assemblage of pages goes a different direction, making a comic book that's 25% superheroes and 75% chuckles.
Sure, this is not Maus; we're not looking at any grand accomplishment of Anglophile literature with this book. Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1 is three things, though: gorgeously rendered by some amazing talents, not a bad deal for the price of admission, and it is, in fact, funny. This kind of somewhat simplistic snickering may not be the right thing for everybody, but if you love Lobo … it's frag-tastic. RATING: HONORABLE MENTION.
By Frank Tieri, Becky Cloonan, Sam Humphries, Tyler Kirkham, Rags Morales, Denys CowanPull up a chair, ya bastiches— it's time for Uncle Lobo's Infinite Hour! Itâs your chance to let the Main Man Lobo-tomize you with familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence! Tell yer comics guy to put you down for alllll the copies!