DC has revealed Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia’s upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal series will receive two tie-in one-shot comics, which are currently slated for August, and an extra issue, bumping the total to seven.
Revealed on DC’s blog, the first of the two one-shots is Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1. That book will tell explore Earth’s various factions following the Justice League’s lost to Perpetua in the page’s of that team’s eponymous book. Guidebook will feature the creative talents of Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso and Khary Randolph. You can see Yasmine Putri’s cover for the book alongside the plot summary for Guidebook #1 below.
As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in the strange new landscape of an Earth turned upside down and shrouded in a realm of darkness, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders. Find out how Wonder Woman became the queen of Hell! Discover how Batman finds the Black Lantern ring! And see what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, finding love in the process! All this and more in this jam-packed issue exploring the new world order.
The second of the one-shots is Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1. This book will also feature work from Snyder, Tynion and Williamson in addition to Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo and Francesco Francavilla. You can see Daniel’s cover alongside the plot summary for Legends of the Dark Knights #1 below.
In this collection of short tales where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, learn the terrifying secrets of the new Bats Out of Hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is unimaginable! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and… how did Batman turn into a killer robot dinosaur?
Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 releases June 16 from DC. Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 releases August 18, while Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 releases August 25. The main Death Metal series will not publish an issue in September.
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DC expands the scope of Dark Nights: Death Metal with two tie-in one-shots featuring some major talent, plus an extra issue by Snyder and Capullo.