The coronavirus pandemic had affected almost every facet of everyone’s lives, and that is true for the comic book industry as well. however, it is now gradually coming back to life and fans are focusing on what’s in store for the future. And for DC fans, that’s probably the long-awaited Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Death Metal. It is the follow-up event to Dark Nights: Metal.
The new chapter will provide new and interesting takes on iconic characters, which is probably not going to slow down any time soon. A few days ago, DC announced three upcoming one-shots for the Dark Nights: Death Metal event. It will show how DC’s darkest knights affect the various corners of the DC universe.
The three one-shots, each 48 pages – Trinity Crisis, Speed Metal, and Multiverse’s End – will have many fan-favourites. This includes Snyder, The Flash’s Joshua Williamson, Batman’s James Tynion IV and Francis Manapul and Juan Gedeon. And considering the covers, fans are in for one genre-bending experience.
The three one-shots will all be a part of the event. It will include Snyder and Capullo’s main series and two anthologies – Legends of the Dark Knights and Dark Nights: Death Metal Guide Book.
Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1
“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?”
Written by Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Francis Manapul
Release date: September 8th
Dark Nights: Death Metal: Speed Metal #1
“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!”
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira
Cover by Howard Porter
Release date: September 22nd
Dark Nights: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End #1
“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!”
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Juan Gedeon
Cover by Michael Golden
Release date: September 29th