DC’s acclaimed creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo will not be going soft in 2020, as they take its comics multiverse into a new phase of Death Metal, this summer.
Dark Nights: Death Metal is the comics sequel to the over-the-top hit series 0f 2017-2018, Dark Nights: Metal, which brought widespread changes to the DC universe and introduced fans to the Dark Multiverse and its super edgy evil Batman from the Dark Multiverse, the Batman Who Laughs. This will be a six-issue miniseries, with the first issue released on on May 13, 2020. Like the original series, there will be several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the full release, expanding the story.
Joining the Snyder and Capullo team, is inker Jonathan Glapion and colorist FCO Plascencia.
“I’ve been waiting to do this story since we finished Dark Nights: Metal,” said Snyder in a recent press release. “As much as it was a complete event, we left some threads hanging there for sure. I’d hoped that if people liked the first series enough, we’d have a chance to set up something bigger, and that’s our plan for Death Metal.”
“For all of us, Dark Nights: Death Metal is about the fun factor,” adds Capullo. “Comics should be fun, bombastic, and over-the-top. This series is going to be exciting and jam-packed with great ‘metal-esque’ moments that will make fans lose their minds when they see them.”
This new series spins out of the events of Scott Snyder’s Justice League run and the Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen miniseries by James Tynion IV. The Earth has been consumed by Dark Multiverse energy, having been conquered by the Batman Who Laughs and his evil lieutenants, corrupted versions of Shazam, Donna Troy, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Hawkman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. Some heroes, like Wonder Woman and the Flash, have made compromises as they negotiate to keep humanity alive in this hell-born landscape. Others, like Batman, are part of an underground resistance looking to take back control of their world. Superman is imprisoned, cursed to literally power Earth’s sun for eternity.
But a mysterious figure provides Wonder Woman with vital information she might be able to use to rally Earth’s remaining heroes to resist the Batman Who Laughs. Can the Justice League break away from the Dark Multiverse and defeat Perpetua?
Dark Nights: Death Metal will kick off on May 13, 2020, then continue June, and July, then resuming in September, October, and November. Check your local comic stores and popular digital comics apps for more release information and incentive covers.
Captain’s note: Absolutely loved the hell out of Snyder and Capullo’s Batman: Last Knight on Earth. It’s that bonkers, ridiculous, unhinged storytelling that I feel refreshing when dealing with generation-spanning superhero icons.