You may have heard of Dark Nights: Death Metal, but have you heard of Doom Metal? It’s a new story that ties into the Dark Nights: Death Metal running five issues in Justice League starting with issue #53. But what is Doom Metal? Wikipedia says:
Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much “thicker” or “heavier” sound than other heavy metal genres.
Radical! Written by Josh Williamson with art by Xermanico, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques features a very off-brand Justice League lineup: Detective Chimp, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Nightwing, Cyborg, Starfire, and Lex Luthor.
It all begins September 15th featuring the first appearance of Mindhunter–a new twist on Batman with the combined force of Martian Manhunter–and the first appearance of Omega Knight–a Frankenstein’s Monster version of the Omega Titans.
For more info and a bevy of cover art by the likes of Liam Sharp (and variant covers on the way from Philip Tan, Howard Porter, Jim Lee, and Ben Oliver) read below!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #53
Don’t miss the start of ‘Doom Metal,’ an essential chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal!
Justice League #53 kicks off “Doom Metal” part one of five—the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in that will directly impact the finale of that event! Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches. But to do so, he’ll need the help of none other than…Lex Luthor?! The surprises are only just beginning, as Nightwing, Lex, and a new Justice League must fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse. Titans will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be spilled!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #53, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by XERMANICO, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by BEN OLIVER, ON SALE 09/15/20.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #54
It’s a Titans reunion in ‘Doom Metal’ part two!
“Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you’ve been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them—and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #54, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by XERMANICO, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by HOWARD PORTER, Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS, ON SALE 10/6/20.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #55
Meet the Omega Knight—an evil so big he dwarfs all hope!
The motley crew of “Doom Metal” sets sail for the cliffs of insanity, captained by Nightwing—or so he thinks! The team fractures, and Detective Chimp reveals the horrible secret wish in his heart. And speaking of hearts, Hawkgirl will stop at nothing to find Martian Manhunter, even if she jeopardizes the League’s mission and their souls. Part three of this five-issue tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal features the debut of a villain so huge he dwarfs all hope. Enter the Omega Knight.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #55, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by SIMONE BIANCHI, ON SALE 10/20/20.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #56
The Omega Knight is on the hunt for the Justice League!
“Doom Metal” part four of five! In this Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in issue, the Justice League has nowhere left to hide from the agents of Perpetua. The towering, nightmarish Omega Knight hunts them to the edges of Brimstone Bay and will stop at nothing until they team is obliterated! And all the while, above Perpetua’s throne, Hawkgirl battles the Dark Mindhunter for the soul of the man she loves: Martian Manhunter! Look out below—these heroes are operating without a safety net!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #56, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUEZ, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL, ON SALE 11/3/20.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #57
The Legion of Doom is free to attack their saviors, the Justice League!
“Doom Metal” part five of five! The Legion of Doom has been freed—and now, they’re turning on their saviors—the Justice League! Teeth will gnash, knuckles will be bare, and Lex Luthor will make a decision that shocks everyone, including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! It all leads straight back to Dark Nights: Death Metal!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #57, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by XERMANICO, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by PHILIP TAN, ON SALE 11/17/20.