Each of the evil Batmen in DC's Dark Nights: Metal event are manifestations of Bruce Wayne's deepest insecurities about himself, styled as different members of the Justice League. This week's Batman: The Drowned introduces the Dark Multiverse's answer to Aquaman, and she's the most fascinating of the Dark Knights.
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I've been reading DC's Dark Nights: Metal with one eyebrow perpetually raised; something about the concept of the event and its aesthetics just weren't clicking into place for me. But then I talked to a friend, who told me that the key to Metal was understanding that DC's been in the process of deconstructing the idea of Batman -- those parts of Batman that aren't just dark and moody, but are legitimately destructive and unhealthy.