Iconic comic duo Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are back. Announcing their long-awaited sequel to Dark Nights: Metal, Dark Nights: DEATH METAL!!!
In a six-issue miniseries, Scott regroups with the original Dark Nights: Metal team to form a “Bigger, Louder and Faster Sequel to their Headbanging 2017 Series“. Along with inker Jonathan Glapion and colorist FCO Plascencia. Issue #1 of this six-issue miniseries hits comic book stores and online retailers on May 13, 2020. The series will also include several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the summer months, expanding the vast world created by the Death Metal storyline.
Snyder puts his pen to paper picking up from the original series, “Year of the Villain”, his own Justice League run, and the current story of “Year of the Villain: Hells Arisen. Not only that, through this announcement we’ve uncovered where the DCU will end up and… #OOF!
“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,” reads DC’s announcement. “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.”
“I’ve been waiting to do this story since we finished Dark Nights: Metal,” said Snyder. “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.”
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?
Wonder Woman will be the key to Snyder’s sequel. Getting a little help from a “mysterious figure” us fans aren’t yet privy too.
Dark Nights: Death Metal is a six-issue monthly series with issues #1-3 shipping in May, June, and July, then resuming in September, October, and November. Issue #1 will be available in comic book stores and participating online retailers on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. For more information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit www.dccomics.com, the DC YouTube channel, or follow @DCComics and @TheDCNation on social media.