Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, along with DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan
DiDio, just announced that their highly anticipated event, DARK NIGHTS:
METAL, will rock comics this summer. The news was revealed at Fan Expo
?I"ve been planning METAL for as long as I"ve been writing BATMAN,?
says Snyder. ?But this is bigger than BATMAN. Greg and I started
dropping clues during Court of Owls
, we continued through our
Joker stories and we placed our biggest hints in the run that culminated
with BATMAN #50. And now we"re back to tell a story that breaks
everything apart. This will be the definitive project of our careers.
METAL takes us in an entirely new direction. Greg and I will dig beneath
the surface of all the stories we"ve told to find a place of terror and
The New York Times bestselling
BATMAN writer and artist team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo made
their mark as one of the great duos in Batman history. Together on a
single title for an outstanding fifty issues, Snyder and Capullo"s
award-winning stories The Court of Owls, Death of the Family, Zero Year and Endgame turned
generations of Batman fans into a global horde of Batman superfans.
With DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Scott and Greg will build on this strong
foundation and broaden the scope of their storytelling to encompass the
full expanse of the DC Universe.
?As you"ve probably heard by now,
brother Scott and I are renewing our comic wedding vows,? says Capullo.
"I"m looking forward to rock"n" and roll"n" together again. Fans have
been loud and clear; they want more from us. You know what they say;
give the people what they want. Jonathan Glapion and FCO, the original
Bat team, will be riding the lightning with Scott and I once again.
We"re primed and ready to blow it up.?
?I couldn"t be more excited
to see Scott and Greg take on the DC Universe,? says DC Entertainment
Publisher Dan DiDio. ?DARK NIGHTS: METAL leans into the strength of the
relationship Scott and Greg forged on BATMAN to launch something new and
unexpected. We"re pushing the world"s finest heroes in new, unexplored
directions to tell a giant story, using all the characters in our
DC"s new summer blockbuster publishing plans complement
DC Universe Rebirth, which is filled with stories about superheroes
that push characters beyond their potential to a place where their
courage is tested and they persevere in the face of evil. DARK NIGHTS:
METAL will examine every choice a hero doesn"t take and every path they
don"t walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares.
want METAL to be built upon the stories happening now in Rebirth and
create new material that feels really modern and different,? continued
Snyder. ?And above all, it"s going to be fun. Even with terror and
nightmares, it won"t be grim. DARK NIGHTS: METAL will be celebratory,
huge and crazy. I"ve said it before: I am going for out-of-control
dinosaurs and lasers.?
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is DC at its most
heroic, clashing with titans of terror from realms yet to be explored.
Look for the first issue on shelves in August 2017.