DC Comics is putting out all the stops for Dark Nights: Death Metal with three new 48-page one-shots announced today. The three books feature Dark Multiverse’s Darkseid, the Darkest Knight and his Lightning Knights, and Captain Carrot’s last stand! These three one-shot stories add to the two already announced for August release.
Next week things kick off with Dark Nights: Death Metal by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, but that’s only the start as these one-shots will drop in comic shops and digitally in September. First up is Dark Nights: Trinity Crisis by Snyder and Francis Manapul on September 8th, then Dark Nights: Death Metal Speed Metal #1, by writer Joshua Williamson with art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira on September 22nd, and finally Death Metal: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End #1 by James Tynion IV with art by Juan Gedeon September 29th. Hey, that’s one day before my birthday, woohoo!
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Dark Nights: Death Metal kicks off next week when Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth, launch their newest seven-issue mini-series! And then in September after the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal #3, they’ll clear the stage to help spotlight DC’s darkest knights when DC publishes three one-shots—Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis, Dark Nights: Death Metal: Speed Metal and Dark Nights: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End!
Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1, written by Scott Snyder with art and cover by Francis Manapul, hits shelves 9/8.
With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is back together and ready to rock their next gig. Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that’s just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress—but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime, and Darkseid hold the key to humanity’s survival. The Justice League have to face down their old nemeses, but will round two be the end for our heroes?
Dark Nights: Death Metal Speed Metal #1, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira and a cover by Howard Porter, hits shelves on 9/22.
It’s the drag race from hell! Taking place after the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal #3, the Darkest Knight is after Wally West and his Dr. Manhattan powers. Thankfully, Wally has back-up in the form of Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, and Wallace West! It’s a knockdown, drag-out race through the Wastelands as the Flash Family tries to stay steps ahead of the Darkest Knight and his Lightning Knights!
Death Metal: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End #1, written by James Tynion IV with art by Juan Gedeon and a cover by Michael Golden, hits shelves 9/29.
Perpetua, mother of all existence, has culled all life and creation in the Multiverse, condensing all beings to one planet: Earth Prime. In her quest for power and dominance, she rules absolutely and in totality, using her children—the Monitors and Anti-Monitors—as her heralds and destructors. But a group of heroes has banded together across multiple worlds in a last-ditch effort to stop her from destroying all of existence: Owlman, President Superman, Iris West, Captain Carrot, Guy Gardner and others choose to make their final stand in a battle they’re destined to lose!
September introduces the Dark Multiverse’s versions of the Justice League’s biggest threats, the Darkest Knight’s Lightning Knights and a wild ride through DC’s Multiverse with Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1 on 9/8, Dark Nights: Death Metal: Speed Metal #1 on 9/22 and Dark Nights: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End on 9/29!
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