Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero

Death Metal has excelled as being a kind of anti-Event. Sometimes publishers will run a comedy/parody tie-in book alongside an event, rarely will they make the parody book the actual event. But that is basically what Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have created. While Marvel Comics is publishing a treatise on empire and gardening tips, DC has thrown everything against the wall, then demolished the wall and are now playing Jenga with the debris, before dipping each piece in custard.

The Robin King's big new appearance aside, that means we get an evil Batman version of The Silver Surfer…

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

Robin versions of Apokalips' Parademons.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

The smouldering remains of the Swamp Thing making non-ironic Star Wars references.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

Another evil Batman revisits the Grant Morrison Batman RIP event…

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

Lobo blowing away the cutest 5th Dimensional Imps with a really big gun, Simon Bisley-style…

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

And the revelation of DC's most powerful hero.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

Yeah, The Spectre has nothing on Starro Jr, Jarro.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Greg Capullo art from Death Metal #3.

You missed a lot, rotting zombie Jonah Hex… oh go on, while we're here. Starro being the cosmic hypnotic giant starfish villain with many starfish children who can possess whole populations including the Justice League. Jarro – or Starro in a Jar – first appeared as a cutting of Starro in Scott Snyder's Justice League #10.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Art from Justice League.

Soon he was being traded from Justice Leaguer to Justice Leaguer, as one does.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Art from No Justice.

Before going independent and become Batman's sidekick, whether Batman wanted him or not, in the No Justice series.

Death Metal #3 Confirms Jarro as DC Comics' Most Powerful Superhero
Art from No Justice.

And yes, calling him Dad. With Batman finally calling him – well, "kid" at least. So now? Well, the future of the DC Universe falls on him and he is declared their most powerful super-hero. Jarro? Your time has come.

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #3 (OF 6)
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(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo
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