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.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.