SDCC 2017: Evil Batmen Revealed for ‘Dark Nights: Metal’

More DC news from San Diego Comic-Con. DC looks to be on fire as they tease even more from the blessed reunion of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the event known as Dark Nights: Metal.

In June, we reported that for Metal, fans would be introduced to six corrupted versions of our dear Dark Knight Detective, each to receive their special one-shot leading up the big event. Unfortunately, we didn’t exactly know they’d look like. We just knew their names and their basic appearance.

Well, this morning, at SDCC 2017, DC unveiled the final designs!

Check them out below:

From L to R: The Murder Machine, The Red Death, The Devastator, The Merciless, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker

As was hinted to earlier, these Batmen seem to be not only corrupted versions of Batman, but also of other key members of the Justice League. I’ll let you figure out who’s who.

Check out the official press release below for the release dates on all the one-shots:

After teasing comic book fans with ominous shadow images of six evil Batmen from the Dark Multiverse several weeks ago, their final, terrifying images were revealed earlier this morning Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Each of these malevolent characters – The Red Death, The Murder Machine, The Dawnbreaker, The Drowned, the Merciless and The Devastator – all represent corrupted versions of Batman set upon the DC universe to help conquer it once and for all, as part of the DARK NIGHTS: METAL event beginning this August.

BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1 (on sale September 20)
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico

BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE #1 (on sale September 27)
Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Ricardo Federici

BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #1 (on sale October 4)
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Ethan Van Sciver

BATMAN: THE DROWNED #1 (on sale October 18)
Written by Dan Abnett
Art by Philip Tan

BATMAN: THE MERCILESS #1 (on sale October 25)
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Francis Manapul

As part of DC’s presence at SDCC, fans will not only see these images displayed in the booth, but will also have their chance to take pictures with this evil sextet as part of the always popular interactive green screen photo studio.

Information and image courtesy of DC Entertainment

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