DC Comics’ next big event Death Metal kicks off this June 16th and today DC has announced the event has extended to a seven issue series. Writer Scott Snyder has been teasing for weeks the event is only getting bigger while they have more time to plan and he was not kidding as two new one-shot tie-in comics have been announced today too. Titled Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 the one-shot titles drop in August.
Check out the covers below.
The creators working on the titles is pretty huge starting with Scott Snyder and including James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso, Khary Randolph, Yasmine Putri, Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo, and Francesco Francavilla.
These Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 guidebook comes out on August 18th.
Cover by Yasmine Putri and its synopsis:
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.
Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 one-shot comes out on August 25th.
Cover by Tony S. Daniel and its synopsis reads:
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?
For those of you keeping score, the August schedule can be found below:
Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 – 8/11
Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 – 8/18
Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 – 8/25
Possibly due to faces getting melted off DC Comics has also announced the event will be taking a month off in September. Maybe to allow more time to work on the final and newly added 7th issue? Either way, are you pumped for Death Metal or is that the silliest question you’ve heard all year?