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The Dark Multiverse Invades DC Collectibles with Dark Batman Dark Nights: Metal Statues

Straight from the pages of the bestselling Dark Nights: Metal comics series comes an all-new line of 7” statues from DC Collectibles. These awesomely dark Batman statues honor Greg Capullo’s art from the comic book in stunning detail and are perfect additions to any Metal fan’s collection.

Launching in May 2019, the line will recreate eight characters from the series in total, including the fearsome Batman Who Laughs as a deluxe statue. You can also look for a Batman with baby Darkseid statue, as well as the six other Dark Multiverse Batmen: The Red Death, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, The Murder Machine, The Merciless, and The Devastator.

Fans looking to build a perfect—and thoroughly metal—display should note that all of the statues feature uniquely shaped bases that are designed to be configured together in a variety of ways. It’s a DC Collectibles first! Even more, some of the pieces also feature interchangeable parts and articulation, another aspect which helps to set these statues apart from the rest.

Dark Nights: Metal Batman: The Dawnbreaker will be the first statue out of the gate in May 2019 and will be available for purchase at an MSRP of $85.00 . Intricately sculpted by Adrienne Smith, The Dawnbreaker features an interchangeable hand, allowing you to switch between his normal appearance and one where he’s forming a construct.

With the success of the comics series and the number of metalhead comic fans out there, these statues are likely to move pretty quick. Don’t miss your chance to grab them as they roll out throughout the upcoming year for yourself or any Dark Nights: Metal fan in your life.

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Review: Batman: The Murder Machine #1

As the events of Dark Knights: Metal rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures?

Dark Knights: Metal has done a fantastic job so far delivering a high stakes comic event and in doing so introduced some truly terrifying villains and a fantastic new concept in the Dark Multiverse. What the main story and its tie-ins don’t do is provide much of a back story as to who these new villains are. These one-shot issues have been doing a great job filling in the gap by not just providing some story that directly has to do with the event itself but also adding an origin of some sorts. Those origins have been more than just how these characters have been “created” but also add in motivation as to why they do what they do as well as to where their world stands. All of that together have created must read comics that add to the overall story.

Writer Frank Tieri delivers the latest in Batman: The Murder Machine #1 which gives us a Batman that also has the powers of Cyborg. We get some sense as to the why but not as much as the how here. It’s a solid addition but compared to the previous Red Death it doesn’t quite nail it.

But, while the overall story feels like it’s missing something compared to what we’ve seen there is something that’s really impressive and that’s the exploration of Bruce Wayne/Batman and his relationship with Alfred. And seeing that in this issue, it clicked to me about this even’ts exploration of different aspects of Bruce Wayne/Batman, his motivations and personality. In the end it added a lot to my appreciation of things.

The art by Ricardo Federici stands out with some really cool designs and presentations that are hard to go in to without spoiling the issue. It mainly involves tech and how certain artificial intelligence characters are presented and done in a cool way that visually is striking and somewhat terrifying too. That’s a thing about this event, it does a great job of blending horror and superhero comics and a lot of that dread is delivered in the visuals.

Overall, a solid issue that despite not quite living up to the quite high expectations set up from what has come before, it still has added a depth to the story and my appreciation for it all.

Story: Frank Tieri Art: Ricardo Federici Cover Art: Jason Fabok
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.65 Overall: 7.65 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Batman: The Murder Machine #1

Batman: The Murder Machine #1

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Ricardo Federici (CA) Jason Fabok
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

DC Reveals Covers for Batman: The Red Death and Batman: The Murder Machine

Evil versions of the Dark Knight are coming to terrorize Earth this fall! Seven one-shot comics that tie into the upcoming Dark Nights: Metal event are on the horizon, each spotlighting a different, corrupted version of Batman spawned from the Dark Multiverse.

How can the Justice League stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of themselves? Find out in these special tie-in issues, beginning September 20with Batman: The Red Death #1 by Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico followed by Batman: The Murder Machine #1 by Frank Tieri and Ricardo Federici on September 27.

All seven of the Dark Nights: Metal one shots will feature covers by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson. Stay tuned for more cover reveals of Batman: The Drowned, Batman: The Merciless, Batman: The Devastator, Batman: The Dawnbreaker, and The Batman Who Laughs in the coming weeks!

Batman: The Red Death #1 cover by Jason Fabok and Dean White

Batman: The Murder Machine #1 cover by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson


The Dark Knight’s Rise at DC Comics

After teasing comic book fans with ominous shadow images of six evil Batmen from the Dark Multiverse several weeks ago, their final, terrifying images have been revealed by DC Comics.

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.

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

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