“I’ve been waiting to do this story since we finished Dark Nights: Metal,” said Snyder. “As much as it was a complete event, we left some threads hanging there for sure. I’d hoped that if people liked the first series enough, we’d have a chance to set up something bigger, and that’s our plan for Death Metal.”
This new series spins out of Snyder’s Justice League run and the Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen miniseries by James Tynion IV. The Earth has been consumed by Dark Multiverse energy, having been conquered by the Batman Who Laughs and corrupted versions of Shazam, Donna Troy, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Hawkman and Commissioner Jim Gordon. But Wonder Woman receives some information from “a mysterious figure” that may be the key to beating the twisted version of Batman.
The series will also include several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the summer months, expanding the vast world created by the Death Metal storyline.
“For all of us, Dark Nights: Death Metal is about the fun factor,” said Capullo. “Comics should be fun, bombastic, and over-the-top. This series is going to be exciting and jam-packed with great ‘metal-esque’ moments that will make fans lose their minds when they see them.”
The first issue of the six-issue miniseries arrives May 13.