DC Comics Announces Dark Knights: Metal
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, along with DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, have officially announced the highly anticipated event, Dark Knights: Metal, rocking comics this summer. The news was revealed at Fan Expo Dallas and streamed worldwide via Facebook Live. Snyder first hinted at the event last year in an interview with him.
The event has been a long time coming being planned out for as long as Snyder has been writing Batman, but this is bigger than Batman. Clues began during the “Court of Owls” story, throught the Joker stories, and there’s big hints in Batman #50.
DC’s new summer blockbuster publishing plans complement DC Universe Rebirth, which is filled with stories about superheroes that push characters beyond their potential to a place where their courage is tested and they persevere in the face of evil. Dark Knights: Metal will examine every choice a hero doesn’t take and every path they don’t walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares.
Dark Knights: Metal is DC at its most heroic, clashing with titans of terror from realms yet to be explored. Though the title and art may look ominous, the event has been said to continue the positive new direction for the DCU including a return of a long dead hero. Look for the first issue on shelves in August 2017.