Finished Tales From the Dark Multiverse II (hardcover), containing the five one-shots Batman: Hush, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman: War of the Gods, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Dark Nights: Metal* The premise for each tale is as follows (no spoilers); Batman: Hush: Following the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne is taken in by the Elliots and raised as Thomas Elliot's brother Flashpoint: Barry Allen's attempts to regain his Flash powers, aided by Thomas Wayne, result in his death Wonder Woman: War of the Gods: Diana loses the battle for her soul against Hecate Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Justice League fall, and the Justice Society take on Surtur Dark Nights: Metal: So... joining hands in a "kumbaya" moment isn't all it takes to save a universe? Like Vol one, each tale has its own creators; Batman: Hush: writing by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, art by Dexter Soy and Sergio Davila Flashpoint: writing and art by Bryan Hitch Wonder Woman: War of the Gods: writing by Vita Ayala, art by Ariel Olivetti Crisis on Infinite Earths: writing by Steve Orlando, art by Mike Perkins Dark Nights: Metal: writing by Scott Snyder, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly, art by Karl Mostert When I reviewed Vol one (What's your latest read?) I said I loved the concept for this. I still do. But where the first volume lived up to that, this one doesn't. A sad fact; I finished reading this book two weeks ago - yet when I sat down today to write this, I couldn't remember a thing about the stories. Any of them. The whole thing is just... mediocre. A serious letdown after Vol one. Crisis is the 'best' of the bunch, but that's damning with pretty faint praise. And Metal is easily the worst. Batman: Hush: plot 7/10, writing 7/10, art 6/10 Flashpoint: plot 7/10, writing 7/10, art 7/10 Wonder Woman: War of the Gods: plot 7/10, writing 7/10, art 7/10 Crisis on Infinite Earths: plot 7/10, writing 8/10, art 7/10 Dark Nights: Metal: plot 6/10, writing 6/10, art 6/10 Overall, 7/10 *Also includes Batman #619, Flashpoint #1, Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #4, Crisis on Infinite Earths #12, and Dark Nights: Metal #6, as a quick revision of the original stories (or as a primer for any who've never read them).