Is The Road to Dark Nights: Metal pretty much necessary reading?

Because I’ve got the main TPB of Metal but none of the tie-ins or anything, and I’ll probably get the one-shots collection, but I don’t know if I should get the other or not.


I mean, it helps but its not necessary. I read Dark: Nights first and then went backward.


I’d say so, but I read everything Metal as it came out so maybe I’m biased.

You may as well give 'em a read since they’re here. Doesn’t hurt :slight_smile:


Not necessary, but does lay some foundation for the main books. I really enjoyed reading those issues as well. I had quite a few, “Oh! That’s what that was!” moments from reading those older books, some for a second time.

Worth reading and fun. Not absolutely necessary, but you’ll miss out on some fun if you don’t. Imo, anyway.


I read the main story first and knew nothing going in and I still loved that story all the way through. I loved it so much that I picked up the other trades. They just gave me background and a better understanding of the whole tho f but if you have the main story, don’t wait to read it cause it is too good to not read ASAP :smiley:

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The tie ins were my favorite part! Definitely worth a read