A Rundown Of All Things Batman For ‘Metal’

Dark Nights: Metal has commenced.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s hyped event kicked off this week in bizarre, unapologetic fashion. The issue had gladiator fighting, a megazord, multiverse, Barbatos, dinosaurs and more. It’s easy to see why, even after an issue, it’s the most talked about comics event in 2017.

Per usual, Metal is taking over DC with a ton of tie-ins, mainly focused on Batman. That’s fine with me, but when do they come out, what are they called, and how many are there? Thanks to DC, we now have that information.

Take a look:

Dark Nights: Metal #2

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?

Written by: Scott Snyder

Art by: Greg Capullo

Release date: September 13

Batman: The Red Death #1

Written by: Joshua Williamson

Art by: Carmen Di Giandomenico

Release date: September 20

Batman: The Murder Machine #1

Written by: Frank Tieri

Art by: Ricardo Federici

Release date: September 27

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

Written by: Sam Humphries

Art by: Ethan Van Sciver

Release date: October 4

 

Dark Nights: Metal #3 (no cover released yet)

Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!

Written by: Scott Snyder

Art by: Greg Capullo

Batman: The Drowned #1

Written by: Dan Abnett

Art by: Philip Tan

Release date: October 18

Batman: The Merciless #1

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi

Art by: Francis Manapul

Release date: October 25

Batman: The Devastator #1

Written by: Frank Tieri

Art by: Tony S. Daniel

Release date: November 1

The Batman Who Laughs #1

Written by: James T Tynion IV

Art by: Riley Rossmo

Release date: November 15

There you have it, for now. I hope you’ve been saving your money. To hop on the Metal ride, the price of admission is a little costly. But, it might just be worth it.

 

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Ryan Lower

A lifelong fan of the Dark Knight, Ryan Lower grew up far from Gotham in Indiana but has planted roots in Chicago. A writer for a T.V. station, he also enjoys brooding at home in his own batcave, devouring Batman comics, shows and movies.
  • I thought “Metal” got off to a little bit of a shaky start with Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting, but for me it took off with Dark Nights: Metal #1, which I loved! I’m really intrigued by these one-shots featuring the dark Batmen. It makes me very happy that Frank Tieri is writing a couple of them. His short Catwoman run at the end of the New 52 was phenomenal, and I’ve been wanting to read more from him ever since!

    • Ryan Lower

      I don’t know how I’m just now getting back to this and reading it. Frank Tieri did an exceptional fill-in job on Harley Quinn #27 so I’m looking forward to his stuff

      • All good :)! I’m not reading Harley Quinn, but I’ll take your word for it — he’s great!